I mentioned a few posts back that KC’s mom was here and we were working on doing her yardsale stuff in my garage. She had a lifetime (x3) of knick-knacks, curtains, kitchen pieces, country flair, wood country crafts, floral pieces from the 50’s…you name it. WOW. The good thing about hanging out in my garage with her and her yardsale stuff was that I had PLENTY of time to look at all her stuff and come up with some remakes. Naturally, I kept the remakes…;-) Even though, after I finished, she kept wanting her things back. ;-) I’m such a terrible daughter-in-law like that. LOL.
So are you dying yet? Wanna see what I rescued?
I snatched this one up for our master bath the second I saw it. Sure, it had no door front, a icky country wooden heart handle, and was just sad, but I saw potential! Sure enough, after bashing the heart off the handle (I’m so cold and HEARTLESS, my mother-in-law says…LOL!) and sanding the bugger within an inch of its life, then a few coats of paint during slow yard-sale moments, and finally, distressing the edges just a smidge and hot-gluing a strip of burlap inside the door….OH YEAH!
And then there is the glass jar rescue. I knew I had to find something to use them for. Candy corner in the kitchen looks SOOO much more appealing now! Don’t ya think? These were just dirty jars (two milk jars and two heavy duty open topped glass bowls) and all it took was a little cleanup and organization. MMMM….wonder if it will last till October 31st…lol!
And this sled? Well, wood country craft…that’s all I can say for it.
I looked at it for awhile, laid it aside, thought about it awhile longer, and then decided to paint it up and then distress it a bit to make it look worn and now…
I’m thinking wintertime baby photo prop! A white backdrop, a little fake snow, a baby in a black toboggan with tassels dangling down….yeah! TOTALLY! And for free, too! ;-) Love a little recycling! =) I did a few more little projects to rescue some outdated stuff (think country wreath to fall gorgeousness, glass bottle and starfish put together…you know, little stuff), but those up there were my favorites!
What do you think…have I inspired you to rescue any old yard sale stuff yet? ;-)