Thursday, January 16, 2014

Junky Picture Holder

A few weeks ago I was in the mood to tackle some of the little junk that was cluttering up my workbench. There was no time to hunt anything down, I just wanted to work with the junk that was right in front of me.

I love using old hinges to create picture or business card holders, so I dug through my box of hinges and grabbed the fence post pieces that had been sitting there for months.   About an hour later, two picture holders were born.  

I found these blah looking cut off fence posts at an antique show several months ago along with the other two rusty things.  They're long gone, but you can see what I did with them and some other junk here.

I painted the posts and attached a perfect fitting chippy hinge to each one.

All the layers of paint keep the hinge in place.

A little bling always helps.

The other one sold already and was decorated with a cute little bow pin on top.  I'm going to replace the unidentified mom with a valentine and bring it back over to the Paris Flea Market the next time I set up. 





34 comments:

Art and Sand said...

You just solved my decorating dilemma.

I am redoing the living room because I have a new piece of furniture. I have a framed picture of my kids, but it just looked weird in the vignette. I realized that I need to use a picture holder instead of a frame.

I guess I know what I will be doing today.

Your pieces are so much fun!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love it! It will be perfect for a cute Valentine's card! Great job as usual!!!

Pam said...

You've done it again. Such a wonderful treasure you created from your "junkies". It will be perfect with a vintage Valentine.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bling puts it over the top! I love it! Enjoy your week my friend!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love your treasures my friend. It makes me want to go hone and find things to make beautiful. YOU are an inspiration my friend. Thanks so much …LOVE your blog

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Gorgeous! Love what you have in it, but I'm sure Valentine's stuff will make it even more attractive to buyers this time of year!

Jeannie Marie said...

What an eye you have! Love it!

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is really cute and creative of course

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Always enjoy seeing your latest creations.
Love the touch of bling!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it....How do you think of these things???? You are right..A little bling always helps!!!

Carol

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

LUV it!

Michelle L. said...

Too simple and cute for words. Wait - nothing can be too simple or too cute! I love using just what I have on my table, sometimes it's a great way to get inspired.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this idea! You make me look at junk differently!

NanaDiana said...

That is pretty cute JUNK! I love it- you can call your stuff HUNKY JUNKY!What a great use for an old post top and a hinge. You are VERY clever- xo Diana

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love it, Betsy! So pretty...I love the different textures and elements you brought together!

Createology said...

How have I missed your posts and such wonderful treasures you find and upcycle. Love all your earring creations. A Valentine will be perfect for display at the next Flea. Happy New Year and Creative Blessings...

Kathy said...

I am sitting here with my thumb and my pointer finger making a loser sign on my forehead. I have a drawer full of junk and it just gets heavier. Maybe I should dump it all out on top of the workbench to get motivated. Or not..

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

These are so inspiring - if it wasn't very dark and really cold in my shop I would be out there right now rummaging around for the odd bits and pieces to do these.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great idea, Betsy! I'm sure this one will sell soon too.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

A Bit of Colour said...

Very cool Betsy! You create some of the best "lovelies" out there on the web!

Maureen said...

Wow, how cool is that? You come up with the bestest ideas Betsy. I just LOVE this old chippy wooden pieces; and the addition of bling is awesome!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

I LOVE this Betsy!! Too fun :)

foxandfinchantiques said...

I really enjoy seeing what you design. Thanks for the constant inspiration.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I love this!! It's perfect! Happy sweet weekend!! xo Holly

Donna Wilkes said...

MOM is beautiful on her fence post. Love the bling. Creative and clever.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very cute project!

Nancy said...

These are so cool!! Now I'll be trying to hunt some down, ha what are my chances of ever finding them ;) Thanks for sharing something so neat!!

Huggs, Nancy

Patty Rumaker said...

Very cool! I love it. I just found your blog and I am your newest follower on GFC. I am loving the jewelry on your banner.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Peggy said...

Only you could make an old hinge look so pretty!

must love junk said...

Adorable, and so creative! :)
Susan

Jane said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love working with hinges too....always fun to work with!
Jane

By Neymes said...

OLÁ BETSY,EU FICO MUITO FELIZ DE TER UMA AMIGA TÃO CRIATIVA COMO VOCÊ,PARABÉNS PELA CRIATIVIDADE.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

LivingVintage said...

We salvage old houses, and I've never even considered saving old door hinges. Doh! I'll be saving them now, for sure.