Saturday, January 14, 2012

Best Junk of 2011

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This is the weekend to honor junk over at Funky Junk Interiors and I am a well-known junker in my part of the world. In fact, one of my best friends confessed to grabbing a table out of her neighbors garbage and said it was my fault! Yikes, what an influence I have on my peeps!

All in all, this project only cost 
me $10 for the chalkboard paint.

This project started with the frame you see below. When we were clearing out my hubby's grandmas house, I quickly grabbed up this find. It was not much to speak of (wish I had pictures) but once I pulled out the print and gave it a paint treatment it was great in my dining room. Originally there were 2 similar types of frames/print although not a match. I gave them the same paint treatment (the dining room wall color as a base coat with a white crackle finish over the top) and hung both together as empty frames. G R E A T conversation piece. Nobody could understand why I would just hang a couple of empty frames but everybody liked it!

This is the frame. It has been painted and 
spray painted and crackled to end 
up like this.

That's been several years ago and they have gone through many transitions since then. One is no longer as the frame broke and was unrepairable. Alas, the lone frame is now a victim of one final update as seen below.

This is a scrap piece of plywood that has been 
used for a school project by my youngest son, 
cut and now reused as the background 
board for the frame.

Added some lovely chalkboard paint. 
Did have to go out and buy another can. 
Had a can for a few years just waiting 
for a project and couldn't find it...argh!
Some of my other fun junk projects for 2011 were:

For the Birds--Repurposing a
birdhouse for the garden.

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  1. Cyndi, thanks SO much for sharing your junk celebrity status and projects at the Kiss & Tell party over at my place! I love that you have your peeps pilfering the neighbor's garbage and scratching their heads and lovin' your art anyway! It's fabulous to stretch our imaginations like that. LOVE it! <3

  2. Hi Cyndi, I love that frame from grandma's house and the chairs you refinished. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  3. Love all your projects (you had me at chalkboard)! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!



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