September 23, 2011

Treasure Transformation

I wanted to show you a before and after of each of these tiny projects, but I forgot to take a "before" of this one.

Anyway, I picked up these little vintage Lucite boxes at an estate sale. Six of them, yellowed to perfection in their own little wire rack.  I imagine they were used in the MR. of the home's workshop for little do-dads and what-nots.

I had these beautiful vintage look tickets that I was waiting to use on just the right project...and voila~

A little modge podge and they're all set for eternity...

I plan on adding knobs to the covers like the one you see here...

Won't this be a great addition to someone's craft room?  I think this will land in my rented space at WCS or perhaps in my soon to open Etsy Shop.
I found this basket at the Christmas Tree Shop. Not loving the Rooster, but the basket has great bones.

Rusty looking wire with wooden handles...I could see the French in it, just begging to come out!
I removed the yucky lovely rooster and added an antique door plate, some vintage lace in the center of it, with a Tim Holtz number decal to finish it off


I then strung some vintage lace all around the inside and tied it on with some string.
I think she looks and feels better now, don't you?
Lastly, (and I apologize about the blurriness of this photo) I had this cool wall hanger. The glass door knob is beautiful and the whole piece is quite heavy, but I just wasn't loving the blue....
So, I pulled out a vintage index book I picked up (photos of that later) and decoupaged the heck out of this little sweetie!  What do you think?
So... I hope with my vintage Lucite find, embellishing the basket with an antique door plate, and dressing the little sweetheart above in vintage papers, I can safely and happily link up to Vintage Inspiration Friday over at Common Ground. (for my second time joining the party)  Thanks for hosting Debra!
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17 comments:

The Pennington Point said...

These are great! I especially love the doorknob thing with the addition of the book pages. I'm a sucker for book pages! Lisa~

Bente said...

What a fantastic transformation. You make so many pretty things. That simple basket looks so nice now.

Have a nice weekend

Hugs Bente

Passionate for White said...

I bought four of those same rooster baskets and am in the process of revamping them - great minds think alike. Yours looks awesome!

janice15 said...

i LOVE IT. THE BASKET WITH THE VINTAGE DOILY LACE IS WONDERFUL AND I LOVE LOVE THE DOOR KNOB AND HOOKS..IF FACT I WANT ONE..I REALLY LIKE IT..HAPPY FRIDAY.

Suzann said...

What great finds!!! And you did a wonderful job making them pretty

Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Petite Michelle Louise said...

one word mon amie....Pinning!!!

Barbara Jean said...

fun post. catching up on here. =)

thanks for the visits

blessings
barb

A Cottage Muse said...

Great idea for the door plate on the basket Karen!! Getting excited for your etsy shop to open!

Darla said...

You have such a romantic looking blog with wonderful repurposing ideas.

Katherines Corner said...

so pretty, you are so creative. Hugs!

bikim said...

GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
happy week,
Rosa

Christy said...

Thank you so much for entering the giveaway at Doras Cottage! i really appreciate it!

Susan said...

Clever girl - I love all your transformations, especially the basket. It does indeed have good bones and you've made it tres French! Anxious to see your lovely Etsy store soon...and thanks so much for your sweet comment on mine. It is exciting!
(I also sent you an email about shopping...)
Take care Karen,
Susan

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love all your projects. I love the way you're repurposing the lucite pieces, and the hangers look great.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hello from Canada....thank you so much for your lovely note...if I could follow I would too(long story) O.k so you and I love the same things, I LOVE that wire basket and what you did to it...hope you kept that rooster(NOT)no time now but will be back to look more!! All the best,Chrissy

Pamela said...

How lovely are those!! Please stop by and party with me for Treasure Hunt Thursday! Your items are truly inspirational!

Marilyn said...

Love, love, love your site!! Better than that, I love finding other Christians who love the Lord and proclaim it proudly! Lots on your beautiful site to drool over! Just a gorgeous presentation!! I would be honored to have you visit my site @

lifeinthepiedmontvictorian.blogspot.com

In Him, Marilyn