This is the 3rd try at posting my blog... typepad seems to know that I am tired and is toying with my emotions! lol Okay, okay, I'm gonna get to the point, and let's cross our fingers that this draft survives and makes it online!! :0)
Today's Show & Tell is "Trash to Treasure"! I am really excited to visit all the blogs and see all of the treasures everyone has found.
I am going to share the list of gals who are participating first, then share my "trash" with you!!
As always, if you would like to join in the fun and post a blog of your own, please leave me a comment and I will add you as soon as I can. I will be out all morning, but will catch up as soon as I get home.
Please stop and say hello to:
My Trashy Treasures are honest to goodness, real trash!
If you know me well, you know that I am not beneath taking things from trash heaps, dumpsters and piles o' junk everywhere.
I know it's rubbed off on my friends and family. They have all been known to call me with the exact location of some "cool looking" trash on the side of the road.
Here's a real quote from a message on my answering machine, left by Aly.
"Analise. Hi. It's me. Did you see that old door laying in the grass, just past the corner of Alluvial and Armstrong? You need to go get it before someone else does! I almost stopped, but there was a grouchy looking man there, taking out his trash, so I just stared at him. Go get it."
I was too late.
Someone else took the door. Dang!
Another time, during a clean up day in our town in Texas, aptly named, "Clean Up Cleveland", Jeff and his mom came driving up to my house with an old door STRAPPED TO THE TOP OF HER 2 DOOR FORD FOCUS!!
No, I'm not kidding. It happened.
I'm like, "What the heck are you doing??"
Jeff's like, "Getting you this door. We found it in the ditch... What?"
I did like the door. Perfect color, chippy old paint... it now hangs over my fireplace...
It looks really cute at Christmas with stockings hung on it with care.
Another trash heep find was an old bed frame from the 1800's. Aly's neighbor was throwing it away, and she jumped all over it... for me. :0)
It was broken in parts, but have saved it all, juuuust in case! These are a few of the pieces of carved wood roses, wreaths and bowers with the original shabby green paint.
I've also been known to paint anything and everything. Usually either PINK or WHITE, of course. I remember my sister in law one time telling me to "cool it with the white paint already". "Never!", I replied.
Here' a peek at the inside of this old wardrobe I found. I've painted it and added fabric for the panels, easy peasy.
(fabric and a staple gun)
Sorry, the lighting is terrible! I had to use a flash...
I really, REALLY don't like using flash...
anyway, the photo... sorry...
I lost my train of thought, I'm watching a movie and writing at the same time....
okay, last one for now... I'm writing this at 12:30 am, so, I'm getting a little loopy!
I found this old ugly frame in the garbage behind a thrift store. I was dropping off some items for donation, and saw it in the trash dumpster. I investigated. It held an old badly executed oil painting of a vase of flowers. There was a huge tear down the middle of the canvas, so it was therefore rendered "garbage" according to the thrift shop standards...
I know, they were being picky, right? lol
So I snagged it. It sat in my garage for a year.
When I first started blogging, I decided I wanted an inspiration board. So I tore out the canvas and hung it around a fabric covered cork board.
It fit perfectly. The ugly gold was getting to me though.
A few weeks ago, I found a can of spray paint I forgot I had. I wanted to use it right away on something...what... what can I paint?
So, it went from drab to fab, in about fifteen minutes!
I just love how it came out~ totally bright pink! Fun right?
Well, I must be getting on my way, it's 1am now and I need SLEEP! Thanks for listening to me ramble! he he he
Talk to y'all soon,