Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Repurpose/Reuse/Recyle...Junk Girl style!

While antiquing in Bozeman, Montana last week on vacation, I found this perfectly rusted croquet set on cute little wheels that was sturdy as heck. My first thought was the frame would be adorable at Christmas with a pretty wreath on it as a "welcome" in my back entry. I've got a couple floor-standing wreath holders, but this would be a unique one, don't ya think?

But wait!! Since Christmas is months away, I couldn't bare to leave it sitting idle. So, I filled a clear glass cylinder vase with hydrangeas purchased some time ago, slid it in where the balls would go, (can you believe the vase fit perfectly!), threw on a garden seed embroidered towel for some color and filled a decorative sash with sunflower seeds. I've got quite a collection of old flash cards and picked a couple that go perfectly with this spring/summer theme...


Here it is in my back entry...

Or, is it cuter hanging on the door as a welcome?

Hey, it just hit me!...this would be cuter than crap in my half bath as a magazine holder...gotta go see how that would look...signing off for now! Happy Junking!

9 comments:

  1. Great find Andrea! Love it on your door!

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  2. ooooh thats a good old one! Great repurposing idea:) jojo

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  3. Cuter than crap, indeed! This is GREAT! Even I could do this...maybe! he he he ~Mindy

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  4. Really cool idea. I have a set like this somewhere. What are you doing with the mallets?

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  5. Cuter than crap - I'd say it's stinkin' cute! (that's the word my friends and I use...us junkers have such "colorful" language, don't we??) OK - let's see what it looks like in the bathroom too!!! Love it - what a great find! (It looks like it's going to be a very versatile decorating accessory!) :)

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  6. Hi Ladies!

    Don't ya just love it when we can come up with so many different ways to "repurpose" an object! now that is "true revamping"!

    Have a beautiful & creative week! xo....deb

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  7. I do love your new find! Can't wait to see it used in the 102 ways you will come up with!

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  8. Hi Andrea,
    thanks for visiting my cottage.You gals are super creative! Love the croquet carrier!
    I have a sale every june called the "Field Fest":)
    xoxo
    Amy

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