Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #179

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.



The party where your links will show up on 4 blogs, giving you 4 x the exposure!!!
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Take a look at what your VIP hosts have been up to!   Vintage Inspiration Party hosts
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Salvaged Junk Signs
Angie @ Knick of Time - Barn Door Wall Cabinet
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence - Upcycled Candlesticks 
Marianne @ Songbird - Apple Blossom Spring Decor

  Now, let's take a look at some fabulous features from last week's party! link party features

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Interior Frugalista transformed this yard sale desk with a little paint and a pretty graphic.  There's even a chair to match.

upcycled magazine rack
Cookies, Crafts & Chaos turned an ugly thrift store magazine rack into a cute kitchen catch-all.  I love the addition of the chalkboard.

antique radio
Artsy VaVa rescued this old radio cabinet and turned it into a beverage tap.

antique dress form
Blue Willow House shared this gorgeous Wolf dress form.  I wish I could find one of these.

dried flowers wreath
Penny's Vintage Home has been busy decorating her sunroom.

kitchen island
Repurposed 4 Life painted her island table and added a shelf to the bottom for extra storage.

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Link Party Guidelines
-You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! NO FOOD LINKS and NO MORE than two (2) links from your Etsy or Ebay shop. 
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post (a text link is fine). 
- By linking up with the VIP, you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to PROMOTE the party, or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.





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Friday, February 27, 2015

Salvaged Junk Signs

A few days ago I was in the mood to dress up a couple of old boards I recently rediscovered in my shed.  I was actually shocked that there were several pieces out there that I had completely forgotten about.  I chopped up a few of them and set them aside for other projects, then went digging through my miscellaneous junk collection in search of something to make a few signs.

Cottage Home Junk Signs
After a lot of digging and a little gluing, two salvaged junk signs were born.

Home sign with salvaged junk
HOME was created with links from a necklace, a watch hand, camera lens, initial M pin, and part of a picture hanger.  How about a necklace chain and toggle clasp for hanging?

repurposed salvaged junk sign home
I love the natural crackle finish on this old board.

Salvaged junk and driftwood Cottage sign
I thought this driftwood board would be perfect for another COTTAGE sign.  This one is made with miscellaneous bits of door hardware, drawer pulls, a typewriter ruler, and a few mystery pieces.

Salvaged junk driftwood cottage sign
It's even pointing in the direction of the cottage --->

A few more of my salvaged junk signs that have found new homes.


Sharing with:
My Repurposed Life for Catch as Catch Can
Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
Concord Cottage for Something to Talk About
Cottage Market for Morning Cup of Joe
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Canary Street Crafts for Your Turn to Shine

I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #178

 
Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

Vintage Inspiration Party My Salvaged Treasures Party Features

The party where your links will show up on 4 blogs, giving you 4 x the exposure!!!


Take a look at what your VIP hosts have been up to recently!
Angie @ Knick of Time - Enamelware Pot Makeover
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence – Spring Ideas
Marianne @ Songbird - Red Tulips Spring Decor
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Junky Projects

  Now, let's take a look at some fabulous features from last week's party!
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Cherished Bliss built this shelving unit to hold these wonderful storage bins she purchased at Walmart.  Love that chalkboard too!

See how Seeking Lavender Lane built this gorgeous mantel for her bedroom for less
than $150!!

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Flower Patch Farmhouse shows us her method of aging new wood.  I love this box and the pretty hydrangeas.  

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Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson created this unique piece of artwork with postage stamps.
This is such a fun idea!

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Magazine Your Home turned this old wash tub into a fabulous kitchen island with plenty of storage inside.

If you were featured here today, feel free to display this button.

Link Party Guidelines
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! NO FOOD LINKS and NO MORE than two (2) links from your Etsy or Ebay shop.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post (a text link is fine).
- By linking up with the VIP, you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to PROMOTE the party, or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.





I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Few Junky Projects

It's been a crazy week around here with non junk related pesky problems that ate away a lot of my time.  A couple of visits from the plumber and some other money draining repair issues sure kept me busy, but I did manage to put the finishing touches on a few projects I had been working on.

painted metal vintage filing box stenciled grain sack repurposed
I purchased these two metal filing boxes at a yard sale a few months ago.  Both of them were a mess on the outside, but the inside of the drawers were spotless!  

painted metal vintage filing box stenciled grain sack repurposed
After painting this single drawer box with Annie Sloan Old Ochre, I taped off a grain sack pattern and stenciled away.

painted metal vintage filing box stenciled chalkboard tags The two drawer box was painted with CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist.  I cut out two pieces of chalkboard vinyl for the labels, then inserted them into the chippy and rusty drawer pulls.  Plenty of room for miscellaneous stuff and junk.

repurposed serving fork picture holder vintage earring
Note card/picture holder made with a large serving fork, small wood rosette, and a vintage clip-on earring.  

vintage steel buttons Czech glass buttons
I had fun making earrings with newish glass buttons and vintage steel buttons.

vintage button earrings glass buttons cut steel buttons repurposed
My next vintage show isn't until mid April, so I decided to list some of them in my Etsy shop.  

vintage glass door knobs repurposed coat hanger vintage yardsticks
The old drawer front I bought at an antique show last month makes a perfect base for a door knob coat/accessory hanger.  I had just enough bits and pieces of old yardsticks left over for one more single door knob hanger.  You can see more of my yardstick boards here, here, and here.  I sure miss the days when I could find loads of old yardsticks for $1 each and glass door knobs for not much more than that!!

repurposed vintage crystal door knobs
Love the natural chippy paint and the pretty carved handles.


Sharing with:
The Cottage Market for A Morning Cup of Joe
Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
My Repurposed Life for Catch as Catch Can
Concord Cottage for Something to Talk About

I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.