Repurposed and Upcycled

My Latest Art- Transformation…uh..Thursday.

Um, it’s a little late for Transformation Tuesday. But if you don’t mind, I’d like to squeak a Transformation Thursday in here (it will be almost Friday by the time I get it posted, but who’s counting?) Here’s what I did with some of my stash of vintage windows. I love how they turned out! Between these and the ones I made last year, I had a nice little stash last weekend to take with me to a local craft show. I sold half of my inventory. Yay! I started with plain window sashes. Some were really weathered, others weren’t […]

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What Would You Do Wednesday – Vintage Window

I’m working on these windows and I have a question for my readers. First, let me tell you what I’ve done so far. I painted chalkboard paint in the “bottom” panes of this very old French door and I’ve decoupaged decorator paper on the backside of the upper windows. I’m using the door sideways, so I’ve left the original hinges on the side to use as hangers for the artwork. Now here’s my debate. Should I add numbers 1-5 in the upper panes with vinyl lettering as an accent? Or should I leave them as is? The glass in the […]

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What Would You Do Wednesday – Vintage Milk Cooler

When I was a little girl, we drank milk from glass bottles at school. A milkman delivered the bottles to the school in metal crates. That was after the days when a milkman also used to do home deliveries, lest you think I’m that old. But speaking of the days of deliveries, I found an old milk cooler in a pile of garbage my husband was hauling away for some neighbors. I snatched it up thinking I could do something with it. This is the type of box you’d leave on your porch and the milkman would bring milk every […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Even Functional Spaces Can Look Better

We live in an unusual house. Our “family room” is really an old church sanctuary. The house is basically a ranch house (the former parsonage) attached to an old country church. We use that sanctuary for storage, and a big game room for teenagers…this week it will be used to host a post-homecoming party for teens. A while back, my husband installed a wood stove so we could heat the 44 by 24 foot room without huge cost. We followed all of the necessary precautions to make it fireproof, but we went for function, not beauty. After all, the room […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Chair Restoration

I found this amazing transformation and just had to share it with you. Bernice (aka Belinda) from Hey Bernice! found a set of chairs by the side of the road and rescued them from the big green trash truck monster. Smart snatch there, Bernice! You’ve go an eye for T2T value. Bernice took the chairs from this… …to this! I still can’t get over how amazing that is. Check out Bernice’s full post so you can see just what she did to create this stunning transformation. And Bernice, we know the satisfaction of transforming something. We know. Michelle Trash to […]

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What Would You Do Wednesday – Rake

Yesterday, I showed you what I did with my old rake heads. Now it’s your turn. What would you do with it? Leave your comments and ideas below. I can’t wait to see what my readers come up with for this little guy. It’s What Would You Do Wednesday! Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Transformation Tuesday – Garden Rake Turned Wall Hanging

I confess, I have an addiction to rake heads. I picked up my first one for $1 at a thrift sale and brought it home to see if I could come up with something to do with it. I hung it on the wall and put some dried flowers and a few garden tools on it. Later, I would add it to one of my window art creations. Then I bought another one at a yard sale. This time, I hung a mini quilt on it and used the top part for a picture easel. You’d think that was enough, […]

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Junking in Princeton, WI – You’ll Find a Treasure

In August, I spoke at a writers conference near Princeton, Wisconsin. On my way home, I stopped at several of many great trash to treasure gold mines in the town. If you’ve never visited, consider adding it to your summer stops next year. Every Saturday, the town becomes a big flea market and in between, the town features cute shops on the main street as well as some hidden gems up and down the side streets. Right now, many shops are closing down for winter or at least decreasing their hours, but it’s never too early to plan ahead for […]

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Another Fab TP Roll Makeover!

I’m amazed by what people come up with. Not long ago, I showed you what another blogger made with empty toilet paper tubes. Then I ran across this one. Wow! Over at Suzy’s Artsy Crafty Sitcom, she made this wall art that looks like wrought iron. She’s included step by step instructions for the project so you can make one too. Start saving your TP tubes and paper towel tubes! Photo belongs to Suzy’s Artsy Crafty Sitcom Be sure to check out the full post for more photos and instructions. And, check out Suzy’s other post where she created this […]

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I Just Keep Finding Ideas for Old Fans

A few weeks ago, I showed several ideas from fellow bloggers for upcycling broken fans. Here’s another one! Rose is a self-proclaimed curb shopaholic and she made this sassy little planter from an old fan and a coat tree. Be sure to check out the full post for details from Confessions of a Curbshopaholic. Thanks for the great idea Rose! Now, I’m off shopping for the day. At yard sales of course! My boys and I are stopping by a few sales before we do our school shopping. I hope to find some T2T steals to share with you all. […]

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