Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thrifty is nifty

I love Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented. If you haven't joined or at least looked do so today. I got so excited after my last Trashy post that I went right to the local thrift store and searched for my gems. Here they are: a green wire basket, wooden planter boxes, copper planter and a gumball machine. I ruined the wooden planters so they will have to be revised and shown next week. I didn't get to the copper planter another next weeks project.
As for the green basket(75 cents), it is now...
A black wire basket. I painted some quart jar rims black screwed them on the jars and filled them with craft supplies. It is going to look awesome on my desk. I might even mod podge some paper on the lid centers. Now for the gumball machine. Drum roll please.......

I put gumballs in it. Who would have thought of that, but an absolute genius! HGTV here I come.

Don't forget Man Craft Monday May 11th.


onegirliegirl said...

I love to watch a genius in action ;)

Jana said...

you really crack me up ya know? Even after all this time I love listening to your funnyness!!!! LOL

abnsigoslady said...

I L O V E the wire basket with the jars. Organization is beau ti ful... Laura @ the mansion.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh, my, great job with the spray paint!
And those gumballs? GENIUS. :)
Thanks for linking up!

Barb said...

So clever to put gum balls in that machine.
Oh. light bulb moment.
I have a nut machine. Think I'll put nuts in it! =0)

Do really like your wire basket jar idea.

Barbara Jean

miss said...

Oh Barbara Jean,

Nuts in a nut machine, I'm not so sure about that. Sounds a little "nuts". :)

Thanks for coming by,

Amber said...

GENIUS idea on the gumballs!! :)

Great idea for the basket too.

Love thrift stores!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Great finds! Cute little wire basket and how fun that you added the jars. Looking forward to seeing some other fun projects with the other things you found!