Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thrifty Finds and Other Adventures


Sneak a peek.....but first:



A couple weeks ago, I went to the thrift store just down the road from my house, and for $1.00, I came home with this (add the frame and mirror for another 3.75). I got started on the first little project and as you will see, it will be quite perfect for Brag Monday, since I used one of Graphic Fairy's little gems! I know it's Saturday night, but since I have a busy week ahead, I want to be ready, or I'll miss the boat for another week.
I'm thinking I have to now find some flowers, maybe some real tulips to put it the can, it will look perfect for spring.


But first, I think the mustard paint job has to go, ewwww, I like mustard, just not on my milk cans!



Used the trusty Tremclad again, I love that glossy pink way too much...one has to try to make good use of every bit of paint, so as you can see, I was killing two birds (so to speak, I am an animal lover!!) with one stone.



This is it, dry and ready for it's close up.



What do you think? Is it worthy of Brag Monday?? I hope my own tulips eventually come up so I can brag about those too.....



Remember I was telling you about my friend Barb taking me on a little expedition last week? This gorgeous wall hook/hanger thingy for $4. I am going to use it for the keys because my old one just fell of the wall (actually I think I ripped it off the wall because I pulled on the keys to hard and then it hung by one nail, sideways, for a week before I gave up trying to hang anything from it) and honestly the little hooks are just not big enough for more than one set of keys. This one is far prettier and imagine, I did not have to alter it in a way, shape or form! I do have to make sure I use heavy duty drywall anchors this time though, the thing weighs a ton (made out of cement or what??), and my key pulling strength does not need to be tested on this one.





Anyhow, happy Saturday and remember to spring forward your clocks tonight!!

Cheers,
Viviana

15 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Okay, where to begin...i'll start with the tremclad pink can! wow..that is so pretty...and what a great bargain! thrifting is delicious fun..and crafting on a thrift, sheer delight! lol

now, i just want to talk about that floral key hook....i want it, end of story! lol

ciao bella

Mitten from Smitten said...

Just found your blog and loving it.

You seem to be spray painting smaller items inside a cardboard box... do you do that right in the house? I haven't got a garage and want to paint some smaller items without the spray paint going all over everything else in the room (the mist)

Does using a cardboard box prevent this?

Ceeyra Catastrophe said...

ohwow! They both look amazing! I'll be keeping an eye out for something similar.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

They're both so pretty and that little can turned out great!! Thanks so much for linking this one up to "Brag Monday".

The Gypsy Magpie said...

You gave that sad little can such a new lease on life! How lovely it will be with your tulips in it. Thank you for sharing this!

Kim Michaud said...

First I have to say, what great finds! I love a good treasure. Second, beautiful projects. I love the can. I love the pink. I love the idea of putting the hooks on the plaque. Such great ideas.

Sue B said...

these are both great.. now I've found your blog and the Etsy shop ( I just bought the K&Co paper)I'll be back
Sue Bx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It absolutely is worthy! I love the label you put on here and that you painted the can pink! What a great idea for the labels. I save so many of them on my computer and I'd love to find a project to use them on.

Ira said...

I love the way you changed this milk can into such a nice creation! I see plain milk cans all the time over here in the Netherlands, but definitely not such a nice one:-)
All the best, Ira - irascreacorner.blogspot.com

A Cottage Muse said...

You did a beautiful job! Looks much better!!

PetraB said...

This is such a lovely idea.It looks now very elegant, Petra.xx

Jan said...

Very nice. I really like this :)

Ribbons Undone said...

Such lovely finds. And I LOVE the glossy pink milk can. Great item for Brag Monday--so pretty, girly, and springy. I'm off to check out your Etsy Shop. I'll be sure to stay in touch, Victoria

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love your pink makeover for the milk tin. Coming over from the Shabby Chic Cottage, new follower!

La Vie en Rose said...

OK you got me..........what is tremclad?

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