Thursday, December 31, 2009


So I found 3 of these lovely ladies at a yard sale a while ago....I think I may have paid $1 for all 3! They have been sitting in my basement collecting dust until I could figure out what to do with them. I originally thought I would cut a piece of wood to fit in the bottom, but there was no "ledge" to hold the wood in place.

I decided to sew liners for each. I used some Laura Ashley drapery fabric from my stash of "oooh this is pretty fabric, & it is cheap, so I must have it" fabrics. I sewed a simple reversible box and added an elastic tube at the top to fold over the edge of the server! I measured the length/width/height of each box and added one inch to each measurement. So I ended up with 2 bottoms, and 8 sides. & Viola!! I think they turned out pretty cute!

Find #2. I picked up this little silver (ish) tray for $0. 25! I cleaned it up and added a J using a stencil and acrylic paint! I wanted to add a Christmas word and hang it from the tree....but my daughter insisted on a "J"! Not sure where it will land isn't exactly my style, but it sure is cute!

# 3 Antique Frame. This was a freebie from my MIL. No glass or backing. A friend added eye hooks for me and a few rows of wire. We hung pictures using teeny teeny tiny clothes pins. I love the way it looks, just didn't realize how much I hated the paneling. I have seen something similar using screen in the frame and using it to hang earrings.

I wonder if I can find a yard sale on New Year's Day.....? Happy New Year!

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