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Rustic Crate Makeover

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Rustic Crate into an ottoman

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Button "M"

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My inspiration came from pinterest. I designed a large letter M (the first letter of my mom's name) and had my husband cut it out from wood. I decoupaged pages from an old encyclopedia onto it then...

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My gazing ball

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I was inspired by the work of Margaret Larkin to create this gazing ball from vintage jewelry and buttons. I used a softball as the base and first covered it with vintage textile remnants. For the...

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Junk Drawer Bracelet

This 7.5" "junk drawer" bracelet  has the perfect combination of vintage button, beads & few junk drawer treasures!  This bracelet closes easliy with a toggle clasp & is finished...

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Vintage Button Necklace

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This repurposed necklace is fun & funky! Made from a vintage button & watch face

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JunkSwapGoodies

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My box full of loot from UpYourAttic...thank you Patti!!  dominoes, a box of blue and red cardboard poker chips...the makings of a garland? or use them for tags? wood shoe stretchers, wonderful...

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Necklaces Reborn...Buttons, Too

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I have been so inspired by the talent shared at JMS!  Especially that of contributor Gretchen S.... Thank you all for helping this junker take the next step & actually create. I couldnt...

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Late Bloomers...

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These old shoe stretchers get a new job and a new look...blooming with vintage bobbles.

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Valentines, buttons and keys

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Who doesn't like vintage Valentines?

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Updated Office Organizers

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Another idea from Urban Outfitters...one wall section in the store was covered in all sorts and sizes of scrap wood...I remembered I had some wood floor samples and counter top chips...used them to...

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Beads & Buttons

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These are some things I made from broken bits and pieces, old buttons and vintage beads.

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Merry Christmas!

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I spent the summer looking for glassware similar to the items that I found in my favorite catalog. (The catalog I love but refuse to purchase anything from because I think the prices are set by...

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Knobs, Levers & Bones

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This piece titled, "Totemscape # 1" is part of a collection called Knobs, Levers & Bones.  Only a few found objects within this one; other pieces in progress incorporate alot more...

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Gas Lamp to Candlestick: Quick, Easy and Pretty Too!

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I found this old gas lamp in a box lot at an auction. I fell in love with it's design of rambling flowers around the base. As luck would have it I had stashed the wire frame of a lamp shade that I...

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More gems

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The local paper did a little article about being a first time vendor at Autumn Artistry. I was quite excited about it. I will also have wine totes and quilted farmers market totes for sale...

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Vintage gems

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These are some of my new creations I've made for Autumn Artistry in Osage, IA on Sept. 19th. I will be one on the vendors in the town where I grew up. Come enjoy a day in Osage the city of...

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CAN YOU FIND THE LIGHTSWITCH?????

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I recently built a new home, and I really don't like the basic white light switch plate covers that the builder installs.  So, I decided to custom make one that would be quirky enough for my...

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spring things

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ah, spring...

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orange pomander (made from buttons)

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I shared button trees with you all a while back - here is a button pomander inspired by the trees.

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Upcycled Wool Cuffs

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Hi All, I have now moved on to making these cute little cuffs!  I am so excited whenever I finish something new, I feel giddy!  I love,love,love to use old wool coats, the fabric is perfect...

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