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Saturday, October 29, 2011

3-Tier Basket

Hello!  Just a quick post to show you one of my favorite finds from the Rose Bowl Flea Market!  I bought this a couple of months ago and its permanent home is in my backyard near my herb garden.  I made my wonderful husband carry it throughout most of the market (hehehe)!  Still not sure what I am going to put in it, but I'm sure it will come to me one day.

Tomorrow I will post all of my fantastic finds that I bought today at local estate sales.  I have already started sprucing up a couple of pieces!  

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vintage Kitchen Cupboard Door

Although I posted a Halloween craft previously, that is not my norm, so I thought that I would actually post something more in my element.  Here it is.......I found an old kitchen cupboard door in the rafters of my garage that was left behind by the previous home owner.

I knew that I needed to do something with it, so I quickly painted it with some cream paint and used sandpaper to rough up the paint to help  make the paint look worn.  I found some chicken wire that I had saved from a previous project.

I attached the chicken wire with staples on the recessed part of the cupboard door and added a knob for a handle.  Naturally I left the original hinges on the door.

Using some clothespins, I decided to hang family pictures from my vintage cupboard door.

This super cute picture display currently hangs in my home!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Tree

I have always wanted one of those fancy Halloween trees that you often see at your local Target or Michaels store, but never wanted to pay the high price.  So here is a simple and in-expensive Halloween tree display that I have created to add to my holiday decor.  Enjoy!

It's super easy.  I washed an empty tomato sauce can (any can that you have in your pantry will work, the bigger the better) and I filled it 3/4 full with quick drying concrete.  Then I simply found a tree branch that was dead or well on its way and  pulled off all of the leaves.  I inserted it in the concrete and tried to get it as centered as possible.

I let it all set overnight to harden. Then I painted the entire thing with black spray paint and while the paint was still wet, I sprinkled glitter all over for an added sparkle.

 After I waited for the paint to dry, I decorated my tree.  I chose to add a black bow on top and some hanging bats and crows.  This tree would be lovely if you added spider webs and spiders, hanging pumpkins or anything else that you can think of!  Have Fun!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's feeling like Halloween!

This is our cat Gypsy, and she is loving the fact that Halloween is right around the corner!