Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lovely Junk!

Remember these little boards from the dollar tree? I bought several of them knowing that they had huge potential to be cute, but waited till just the right idea hit me. Well, it hit me like a ton of bricks this afternoon during the girls' nap time.
I was digging through my drawer of treasures when I spotted these metal beauties I bought at a yard sale last fall. When I saw them...it was love at first sight...then and now! I had no idea what I'd do with them, but I HAD to have them.
Light bulb moment!

This is what I came up with.


What do you think?
I LOVE IT!

This was another old yard sale find from way back when. I think it was free. I knew it could be rehabbed into something more suited to me. It was cute this way too, but not what I had in mind.


TADA!
It's precious.
I have absolutely no where to put it. Maybe I'll hang it on a doorknob.

And last, but certainly not least...my giveaway loot arrived this afternoon. My bloggy BFF, Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista made this adorable "sweetie pie banner" and I won it! Is this not the cutest thing ever? Seriously, the picture does not do it justice. It is sooooo much cuter in person...if that is even possible.

I LOVE it Ashley.

Thank You!

Ashley has a really cute etsy shop. Go visit her and show her some bloggy love!


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28 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Your house must be amazing.

Angie said...

I absolutely love the plaques you did! I will soooo be trying to copy them!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love what you came up with! i have those as well and I haven't decided what to do with them yet.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love~Love the plaques. Great idea~I love the "craft it forward...i started my own. Thanks for the inspiring me~

Mandi said...

Oh girl, I love the two signs, and I saw that banner on Ashley's blog. Just fabulous, but it should have been mine! I'm not a sore loser or anything. HaHA! It really is great though.

The Phillips Place said...

The plaques look wonderful! I bought two a few weeks ago and I've been waiting for inspiration to strike too! Good job!

And that banner is awesome! On my way to check her Etsy shop now! :)

Kelly said...

Hi Amanda, I just came across your blog recently and I love all your creative ideas.

Ruth Ann said...

Very cute little signs! And I love the metal hardware! Have a great day!
-Ruth Ann

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love your makeovers! Think you could hit me with that ton 'o bricks? I need some inspiration

Anna Sophia said...

Be still my heart! I love LOVE love the first one (my fav) . The other is just as gorgeous! Great idea!!! And that banner! Lucky you! :)

So now that I gave you some inspiration to do your topiaries, get 'em done and post. I wanna see 'em. :)

Small House said...

I love the dollar stor boards. And what you did with them is adorable. Thanks for all your ideas.
Have a good day.

mommy4life said...

Gotta do some of those boards for my house. Love them!

Thanks!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Love the boards/plaques!!!!! I hope to stop by Dollar Tree next time I'm in the city to look for some. :)
LOVE the banner from Ashley! It is just the cutest.

Tausha said...

You found those keys and such at a garage sale? So jealous. I never find cool stuff like that. I love the redo's! There is just something that makes us feel fabulous when you make something out of nothing. It's just a bonus when it was super cheap!!!
Jealous of the win! I never seem to win anything. I will not give up! No never! Thanks for inspiration-as always! Have a fantastic Tuesday!

Rambling Girl said...

WOW you came up with some great stuff....Love yoru banner you won...simply cute!

I just love all the stuff you make!

Shannon said...

LOVE them!! It looks great with those chippy things (?) :) on them!

Susan S. said...

LOVE the plaques...I have a bunch of those Keys and plates....hmmm...I feel a crafting day coming on!

Valarie Lea said...

I have those plaques!!! I think I went and got all that the Dollar Tree had! :) I say Joys of Home make a chalkboard out of them, so I was gonna try that, but you may have given me another idea. :)

Meghan said...

Love that board!!!!

Chris said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in love with those! My dollar store had better have those, too! You picked the perfect paper and designs for them!

Chris said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in love with those! My dollar store had better have those, too! You picked the perfect paper and designs for them!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

LOVE. Thats all I can say. LOVE. Tee hee hee. Now I am shedding a tear over not crafting with YOU! Lol.
=)
Megan

Charmingdesigns said...

What a wonderful blog. Laurie

jenjen said...

What cute projects! You are soooo creative. Love them!!! And that banner that Ashley sent you is really darling!

Have a great night!

Jen

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Lol. Yes, and the Giveaway queen is tired! No more for me for awhile. And I haven't won a thing yet! Haha.

Luv
Megan

DESJ and Company said...

SO I was driving by the DT and had to run in and grab one of those plaques. Go to my blog to see the result!

http://dovislife.blogspot.com/2009/02/when-dovi-is-sick.html

Kara said...

I just found your blog and I love it!! These makeovers are amazing--gorgeous results!

Christine said...

Very cute! =O)

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