Fun photo/card display

January 21st, 2009 in member junk     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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A vintage kitty - sitting pretty!
Wired!
A small metal lamp base repurposed - and a little bling added for fun!
Love those little vintage cards!
A vintage kitty - sitting pretty!

A vintage kitty - sitting pretty!


We saw these at a friend's shop, and have started making our own versions.  Here's one I did for the upcoming show.  I repainted a small metal lamp base and wired it up (no electrical outlet necessary!) to hold pictures, cards, etc.  The wire is re-bar wire - that you can get at any hardware store - it bends pretty easily and is sturdy.  I dry-brushed the wire with white paint to kind of seal it.  Added some crystals and it's ready to go!

Kathy


posted in: member junk, artwork, picture holder, chic, wire

Comments (15)

DarbyGirl writes: Love, love, love this!!!
I will have to make something similar for 'Gramma's' room.
She sends us beautiful thank you cards whenever she comes to stay. Now I know where I can dislay them.
Thanks again!! Posted: 9:05 pm on May 30th
junkateer writes: OMG - what a great idea. I just cleaned out my closet yesterday and had an abundance of black wire hangers from my hubby's dry cleaning and I thought to myself - there has to be something I can do with these. And now you have given me the perfect solution. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Now I just have to keep my eyes open for some cool lamp bases. Posted: 11:43 am on January 23rd
MimiToria writes: Kathy- this is a great reuse for the lamp bases one finds now and then, and this surely is useful and beautiful. I love the extra touches of bling you always include in your designed pieces. That is the icing on the cake!
Gretchen Posted: 10:23 am on January 23rd
shabbychick writes: Thanks Geo & Patty! I need to make one for myself now...this one is packed up for the show!

Kathy Posted: 11:08 pm on January 22nd
junkjunkie writes: This is so adorable, I love it.

Patty B. Posted: 7:52 pm on January 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Dar-ling! geo Posted: 1:27 pm on January 22nd
shabbychick writes: Midge & Janis - Thanks so much for the compliments - I appreciate your thoughts!

Janis - I have always loved vintage "stuff" (even when I was a teen..so that goes back a little way...) - and can't seem to part with "stuff" (need to join "hoarders anonymous"...or not!) Glad to share bits and pieces with you!

junkforfun - the base is hollow (used to be wired but I pulled it out), so I wrapped the wires all together and put them through the top, and stuffed the extra up inside the bottom - then "globbed" hot glue into the bottom of it so nothing would move - I usually tend to overdo...so that step might not be necessary. (ha ha) Good luck and hope to see your project when you're done!

Kathy Posted: 1:12 pm on January 22nd
JUNKFORFUN writes: HOW DO YOU ATTACH THE WIRE TO THE LAMP BASE? I WANT TO MAKE THIS. Posted: 12:44 pm on January 22nd
fellowjunker writes: Kathy, Kathy, Kathy..........you amaze me with all your great junk projects..........you have some of the neatest vintage items I've ever seen. I am so glad you are part of this site, as I am continually inspired by your projects.
Keep loving junk!!
xojanis Posted: 11:20 am on January 22nd
junkermidge writes: Oh, this are GREAT! I love all the details. And I love that you lightly painted the wire. They're perfect. Great job!

Midge Posted: 8:41 am on January 22nd
shabbychick writes: Thanks for your comments. I'm working on another wired photo holder to hang on the wall...so will share when it's done.

janwinn - you could add as many wire "branches" as you need to, and we also work in some beads, etc... for a little extra bling!

Kathy Posted: 8:32 am on January 22nd
janwinn writes: This is great. I often look at these in the stores but they never seem to have enough holders on them. I know what to do now!! Posted: 5:28 am on January 22nd
LuAnn writes: Once again WOW!!! Posted: 6:11 pm on January 21st
MelHow writes: Cool - more ideas that need my investigation - Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....I like your style - it suits me... Posted: 5:30 pm on January 21st
wildmary writes: very cute! Posted: 5:07 pm on January 21st
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