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"Mambo Console" Bongo Drum Style Console Lamps

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I found these two wire frames with serious tacky beaded edges at a yard sale for $3- each...one was damaged, I was gonna only buy one, but the person selling told me he wanted to get rid of them both...

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"Poppy Coffee"- Wizard of Oz theme

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This lamp is for all of the Wizard of Oz fans.

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"Box O Flamingos"- (no birds were injured in the making of this lamp)

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I bought this frame from "Out of the Closet"- a non profit thrit store that raises money for people affected with HIV and AIDS- I think I paid $6 for it.  It was 'Boring Beige' when found, with...

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1950's Schooldesk

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This 1950's Heywood-Wakefield schooldesk was found stored above garage when we moved in over 27 years ago.  Painted a tacky green, written on with black marker and stuck with stickers, it has...

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Dr Pepper Crate Table

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I saw Jim Healy's 7up crate table awhile back and just had to make one for myself! I found this Dr Pepper crate for 5 bucks, found the glass for a dollar at the same junk show, and the rest is...

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50'S TOAST HOLDER NOW HOLDING POST CARDS AND MISC!

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I WENT TO OUR LOCAL AUCTION AND THIS WAS IN A BOX LOT I PURCHASED. A 1950'S HOLDER FOR TOAST, I NOW USE IT ON MY DESK TO HOLD ENVELOPES,BILLS OR POSTCARDS THAT I CHANGE OUT EVERY SO OFTEN TO LOOK AT...

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kitty kat found object sculpture made by my friend Ron

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Here is a kitty kat sculpture my friend Ron made the other night in my shop. He wanted to give the found object sculpture thing a try and came up with this great piece. It is made with a vintage...

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Miss Galaxy Girl Found Object Sculpture I Made Last Night

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The lovely miss galaxy girl..that i made last night from some old x-mas tree stands for her skirt and base, a vintage hairpin table leg for the legs, 50's auto glass bowl fuel filter for the head...

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Revive your treasures with paint

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the dresser was mine, from the 50's and had been redone later with one of those dark brown antiquing kits and was not pretty.  I sanded, primed and spray painted the exterior Heirloom White flat...

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Vintage Ceramic Squirrel Pin Cushion

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I created a fun little pin cushion using an old ceramic squirrel vase.

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Let it Snow

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When I was kid my mom would take my brother and I to Santa's Land in Vermont. There were these strange little cabins painted bizarre colors and built to some odd scale.

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Vintage Pennant Ornaments

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I've been collecting vintage travel pennants for years. I decided to use one as a tree topper and thought it looked so cool that I covered the entire tree.

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"Dumpster Diving Diva Window"

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Hello Junkers, This has been a dream of mine to display my dumpster diving/alley crawling finds. Yes, that is my Christmas tree in the window.  All ornaments found in the trash. Artpiece on wall...

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Green 50's lamp turned into modern mosaic!

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I bought this lamp at a garage sale for 5.00, I really fell in love with it, it WAS bright green, sorry I dont have any before pictures :( I loved the curves of it.  So what I did, was I...

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Halloween revisited

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A few years ago I scored some bits and pieces of old Halloween crepe paper.  My husband wasn't too sure about my find, but he is sure now.  He loves these and I'm pleased myself.  A...

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