Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #182

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.

This is the party where your links show up on 4 blogs, giving you 4X the exposure.

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Take a look at what your VIP hosts have been up to.
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Dressed up Hangers
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence - Pussy Willows DIY
Angie @ Knick of Time - Antique Sewing Machine Table
Marianne @ Songbird - Hanging Bottles Display

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Spring mantel-2
My Thrift Store Addiction styled her mantel by using an old chicken feeder to show off the pretty eggs.

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You wouldn't believe the amazing collection of vintage cobbler forms shared by Timeless Treasures

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My Vintage Life always finds the most beautiful treasures.  Last week she shared some gorgeous vintage linens and baby dresses. 

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Villabarnes has been busy creating these hearts, crosses, and breadboards out of salvaged wood.

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Prairie Charm displayed her lovely bottles with a botanical prints book she recently found. 

This week's featured shop is Snug Harbor Bay.
I love this trunk and the stenciled top.

This week's featured blog is Coastal Charm.
Linda's blog is always full of vintage inspiration!

If you were featured this week, we'd love it if you'd grab our button and share the news.

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 please.
- 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 or the other party hosts within your post.
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party 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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dressed Up Hangers

I love playing dress-up with old hangers by trying to figure out ways to make them more appealing.  I have a hard time passing up old wooden hangers at yard sales and flea markets because they can always be repurposed and used in so many different ways.  I decorated the last batch of old hangers I found with sheet music and used them to display vintage photos. This time I tried something a little different and decorated them with scrapbook paper and vintage lace.

Decorated Vintage Hangers
A fun alternative to traditional frames.
If I could find enough free wall space in my home, I'd create a gallery wall of hangers with people I recognize.  These will be coming with me to my next vintage show.

decorated hangers
How about using them to display pretty vintage lace and linens?

hangers decorated with vintage earrings and craft paper
I used pieces of pretty scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to decorate this group of hangers.  They still needed a little something extra, so I dressed up each hanger with a coordinating clip-on earring, then used a dab of E6000 to hold them in place.
craft paper vintage earrings decorated hangers

wooden hangers decorated with vintage lace buttons earrings
I cut pieces of vintage lace just long enough to wrap around the edges, then glued them to the hangers with Tacky Glue.

decorated hangers with lace and buttons
Decorated with vintage buttons and a pretty pink clip-on earring.

You can click on these links to see more of my decorated hangers:
Fun with Hangers and a Rubber Stamp
New Life for Tired Old Linens
Salvaged and Repurposed Pillow Cases

Sharing with:
Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Concord Cottage for Something to Talk About
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Best of DIY - Repurposed Dresser Mirror Frame

Welcome to the Best of DIY Event
I'm thrilled to be joining forces with 24 talented and creative bloggers to bring you the #BestofDIY project roundup.  We've all been busy creating something special just for this event, and we're so excited to be able to share all 25 projects in one place.  
One stop window shopping!

#BestofDIY projects
You can find the links to all of our projects at the end of this post.
 We'll also be sharing our projects on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram, so you'll be able to find them there by using the hashtag #BestofDIY.  You can follow our Best of DIY Pinterest board here.

Here's what I put together for the party.....
Repurposed mirror frame with chalkboard and shelf
It's come a long way since I found it marked as-is in an antique shop a few months ago. 
oak mirror frame
This is what I started with.  I think it came from a child's dresser because it's only 19" x 22".  
I love the wood, but it's patched in a few places and not in the best condition. 

How to build a chalkboard with an old frame
1.  I traced a pattern of the frame opening, then used my scroll saw to cut out the board and to round off the edges of the scrap wood shelf.  
2.  After applying a line of wood glue, I screwed the shelf to the bottom of the frame.
3.  To dress up the edge of the shelf, I added a strip of prepasted embossed wallpaper.
4.  I sprayed the board with two coats of chalkboard paint, then attached it to the back of the frame with small nails.  This was the final step after I painted the frame.

chalk paint and crackling with Elmer's glue
After I filled the holes, I painted the entire thing with chalk paint (the recessed area is a slightly different color), then I used plain old Elmer's glue to crackle it just a bit.

repurposed dresser mirror frame chalkboard stenciled cups
I found a bunch of these aluminum cups at a flea market a few months ago.  They were looking a little blah, so I stenciled numbers on half of them and letters on the other half.

stenciled aluminum cups
1, 2, and 3 are a perfect fit on the shelf next to the tiny watering can.

flower frog as a note holder
I'm too impatient to plant seeds, but this was a good photo op for the pretty seed packet.

mirror frame with chalkboard
My flower drawing skills haven't changed since first grade:-)

#BestofDIY repurposed dresser mirror frame with shelf and chalkboard
There's a hook on the back for hanging, and since I managed to get the shelf on straight, it also sits level on a table.  I'm ready for spring and ready to see all my plants in bloom.  What's blooming in your neck of the woods?

Meet our Best of DIY team.
#BestofDIY projects
I hope you enjoy browsing through our #BestofDIY projects.  Be sure to check out all the projects that catch your eye, stop by to say hello, and pin away.  All week long, I'll be pinning to my Pinterest boards here and sharing on my Facebook page here.  Have fun!!

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