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SPICY COLORED DRESSER DECOUPAGE FABRIC PROJECT

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A Thomasville brown dresser was painted a rust color, except the drawers were left brown.  I took 3 different fabrics to the drawers, and then to the top of the dresser, leaving a space in the...

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Custom Bookcase with Vintage Lockers and Wire Baskets

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It all started with a vintage horizontal locker row.

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Vintage Holiday at Rue 72!

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I love using vintage and non-traditional items for the holidays. My go-to item? Vintage clip-on earrings...not only do they make lovely ornaments- just clip them right on to the tree, they also adorn...

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Rustic Signs

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Here's a couple rustic signs made from letters created from repurposed items and everyday objects. The Potluck sign was donated to a local community garden to mark their "Potluck" plot and the Love...

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Rustic Side Table

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The drawers, top, and extra table surface were sanded down really well, then coffee stain was added, and several layers of polycrylic. The wood stained in a marbeling affect with the coffee stain...

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Sizzling Mid Century Wall Art

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Picked these up at a local thrift store. These are vintage, made in Japan wood holders for metal BBQ plates.

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Italian wall shelf

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This was given to me or free. It was an absolute mess when I got it,,, With a little TLC it came out beautifully. I also decoupaged grape vines on it to give the Italian look.

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7 UP Racket Sign in Progress!

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I started making my own signs of soda pops, beers, or anything that just looks cool! Here is one in progress!

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The Beauty of THREAD

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I know that we have all run across tons of thread, right? Wooden spools, with vibrant colors, tangled together in bags or boxes at evey tag sale, thrift store and sometimes in your own house. I...

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'Rescued Rubbish' Lamps

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Last week I had a lot of fun holding a recycled art project called 'Rescued Rubbish'. These were a few of the lamps made.

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2 Tiered Tole Table

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This table was born because, when building my typical counter displays, I ran out of a rather important component.

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ROAD TRIP FINDS

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WE DO ROAD TRIP SUNDAYS. THIS PAST SUNDAY WE TRAVELED ONLY ABOUT 60 MILES AWAY FROM HOME, BUT WE SAW LOTS OF ART FROM JUNK! AND LOTS OF CHICKENS TOO. CHICKENS ROAM WILD IN THE SMALL GA TOWN WE...

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DOOR...THEN FRAME SHOP TABLE...NOW MOSAIC TABLE

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Don't have a before picture, because the door I used is well over 35 years old. I inherited the door from a cousin who is a landscape architect and he used it as a table in his office for years. I...

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THOSE LITTLE LEFTOVER PAPER ROLLS...NO, NOT THAT KIND!

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I'm an art teacher and that's a good excuse for saving all sorts of things. For years I have had a box of old adding machine paper  that my  husband tossed my way when he left a job. After...

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PLUNDER JUNK ANGELS

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Recently a Folk Art Pottery friend asked me to share her Antique Mall booth. I was ecstatic! This mall is very select and it's very difficult to acquire a booth there. It's large and could take hours...

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tv tray cart turned laundry cart / basket

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remember those rolling carts with the metal tube framework that held the family tv trays back in the 60s and 70s? my mom got hers with her s&h green stamps.. i had one and decided to make a...

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FUNKY CHAIR

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This is another one of the chairs I got from the neighbor..I put a padded seat on this one..LOVE IT! So funky! My 22 yr old daughter took it for her room! At least it's not hanging in the...

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MORE COLORFUL, JUNKY, KITCHEN

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Okey dokey Artichokes here are more photos of the mosaic backsplash in my lime green kitchen. You can also see the newly painted countertops that I am really proud of. I have wanted new countertops...

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Wallpaper side-table...

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While not technically junk... this table had long lost it's charm. While in someone's possession ~ they shall remain nameless ~ a thick and drippy shellac was slathered across the entire piece. Ewww...

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wood mosaic tabletop

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my partner made this tabletop from pieces and scraps of wood that he glued together to create this random pattern. he used one of those old bar type tables that have the metal pedestal base. i love...

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