A few "borrowed" ideas

December 5th, 2008 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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I hung the Scrabble sign on the door of my shop for the holiday season.
The sign says Refunction Junktion says Merry Christmas.

While it's fun to come up with original ideas, sometimes you see someone elses good stuff and just have to "borrow" it.  The buckets suspended from a pulley with flowers was an idea I saw Robb Whittleff do years ago on Decorating Cents (its on HGTV'S site).  It was as cute as could be and I always wanted to do one.  This fall I did and it turned out pretty much exactly the same and just as cute!  I think the buckets could be filled with seasonal material all year long. 

The Scrabble sign was done by Sue and a few others on this site.  I used the idea to convey a seasonal message.     



Pattern or design used: Robb Whittleff - Pulley with Buckets Sue Whitney - Scrabble sign
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Comments (7)

SantaClaus writes: Love the look, the idea, etc. Posted: 5:35 am on March 28th
ALVN writes: Simple and gorgeous! Love it!

Amy Posted: 11:54 pm on December 7th
shamrockerin writes: I watch Decorating Cents all the time! great idea- where did you find the pulley? Posted: 10:20 am on December 6th
upyourattic writes: Love the Scrabble board and now I know just what to do with the one I have packed away! Talk about "borrowing" ideas! Love the pulley thingy too ~ I'll be using that this spring on the deck! Thanks for sharing.
Patti Posted: 9:15 am on December 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: It's always fun to redo a project you've seen somewhere. Heck, I do it all the time! Sometimes you switch things around a bit or try to replicate it as much as possible. Articles in magazines and segments on television shows are there to inspire us all.

I found a rusty pulley I'll be posting about sometime soon. It doesn't have the addition of rope like yours though but it's a pulley! Yours is great!

Love the Scrabble board idea as well.

Candy Posted: 7:22 am on December 6th
MimiToria writes: Its always good to be reminded of past cool ideas, as we can't possibly remember them all.
I first saw the pulley and pails in Country Living magazine about 20 years ago, but it was more country styling(galvanized pails w/plants planted)there, whereas yours with the white washed white pails is more updated and cool. I like the pulley you have too. I have 2 pulleys I've bought over the years to do this project, but have never gotten around to it. LOL
I hadn't seen the message with the scabble board before, so that was different to me. I sent 4 of them to Goodwill not to long ago, as I wanted just the letters and the stands they come with. After I gave them all away I've seen all kinds of fun projects one could do with the scrabble boards. That's the way it always goes.
Gretchen Posted: 9:14 pm on December 5th
Countryinthecity writes: I saw the pulleys on Decorating Cents too, yours turned out nice! I like the scrabble board too!
Sue Posted: 7:57 pm on December 5th
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