Avocado Green ... NO MORE!

July 8th, 2009 in member junk     
patinamarie patinamarie, member
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This is my first post to share a recent make-over. I started with an old, second-hand, avocado green, solid wood, mail caddy. Using a little paint, vintage book pages, a few rub-ons, some ribbon, and other trinkets, I transformed it into something a little nicer.

I've been reading the JunkMarket magazine articles and books for some time now, but I just recently found this site. I love it! I love seeing all the items shared here! Tons of FUN!!!

Thanks for letting me visit and inspiring all of us to play!





Pattern or design used: My own design - patina marie
posted in: member junk, vintage, container, wood, cottage, organizer, country, kitchen, black, study, office, cream

Comments (22)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Very chic - grand! Looks european in style to me :) ~Mary~ Posted: 1:50 am on April 23rd
ElaineCan writes: BEAUTIFUL! You really took this little mail carrier to the umpteenth degree. Very inspiring - I love words and the details to the sides - great job. Posted: 11:24 am on May 30th
HesterJane writes: You really brought out the potential in that piece. Terrific! Posted: 3:16 pm on September 3rd
SantaClaus writes: Awesome - one of a kind - almost too cute to use! Posted: 9:10 pm on July 18th
grandmaper writes: well I certainly love this. You did a terrific job. Posted: 2:05 pm on July 13th
patinamarie writes: Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and wonderful comments. Just as a follow-up FYI, the rub-ons for this project and the vintage book pages where sealed with matte finish Mod Podge. This keeps the rub-ons from rubbing off and from being too shiny. Posted: 1:14 am on July 11th
new2nc69 writes: Very nice! I love what you've done. It's a masterpiece! Posted: 11:51 am on July 10th
shabbychick writes: Welcome to the site - and congrats on your first post! You brought a new and elegant life to your mail caddy - love the clothes pins on the sides for little "extras".

I ran out to Hobby Lobby yesterday and bought some rub-ons - thought I'd give it a try! Along with your project, there are some fun things being done with rub-ons here (Janis, etc...). Such a simple embellishment that adds so much!

Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see your next post!

Kathy Posted: 11:16 am on July 9th
suewhitney writes: Awesome post Patinamarie! I love what you have done here and all of the attention you paid to detail. You go girl! Can't wait to see more from you.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:08 am on July 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow, patinamarie! You started off posting with a bang! Nice work. Can't wait to see more from you!
Candy Posted: 10:50 am on July 9th
alicemom writes: Big welcome. You did a great job to recreate the uglies into a beauty! Looking forward to seeing more goodies.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:17 pm on July 8th
PaintingIsMyPassion writes: Too cute now! Love it! Posted: 8:13 pm on July 8th
chippingcharm writes: I love this...it's a great gift idea! Thanks for the inspiration, Laurel Posted: 4:13 pm on July 8th
RustyDiva writes: You really did create a beauty. Welcome to the site and welcome to the addiction of junk! You'll love it! Look forward to your other projects. Posted: 2:40 pm on July 8th
MeretriciousCreation writes: This looks great! Posted: 2:12 pm on July 8th
monakent writes: That is quite the transformation.....kind of reminds me of the ugly duckling story. Your end result is beautiful. gailmarie Posted: 10:58 am on July 8th
lovetotrash writes: you did a wonderful job. i would love one of these. Posted: 10:00 am on July 8th
DownHomeDIY writes: This totally went from junk to something that could be on the pages of Ballard Design. You did an amazing makeover. I love all the added embellishments, that just puts it over the top! Great job and very inspiring!
Posted: 9:37 am on July 8th
JunkArchitect writes:
Did you ever do a great job transforming your little mail caddy, what a cool piece.


Posted: 8:00 am on July 8th
grannijo writes: What a change!...love it!...welcome to the site..I joined the first of the year and "Love" this sight..visit lots of times a day!...thanks for sharing and hope to see more of your projects...sharon Posted: 7:47 am on July 8th
oldnews writes: Wow! Very cute, what an improvement! Welcome, and I can't wait to see more from you!! Marie Posted: 1:21 am on July 8th
CottageElements writes: Love what you did with this. Useful and pretty :)

Lani Posted: 1:10 am on July 8th
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