Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jewelry Holders from Garden Products

I found both of these inexpensive items at a local antique mall. Both were covered with chipped paint and my original idea was to repaint them.  However, once my husband took the old paint off I liked the way they looked so I left them bare.
This is a little metal trellis for a potted plant. I took one look at it and saw a way to organize my earrings. Once I showed my husband where I wanted to hang it and what I wanted to do with it he made the base for it and hung it up for me. It's perfect!

This is a holder for a potted plant. It now holds my necklaces. It's so easy to see what I have and they never get tangled. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Bird Bath

I love wandering through antique stores and garage sales looking for items I might be able to repurpose. Just small things.

Here's our most recent project-a birdbath made from an old light fixture. I saw this idea in a gardening book at school and then I looked it up on Pinterest and found more examples. I showed the idea to my husband and he agreed it was a cool idea and he said he would help me.

It took awhile to find a light fixture I was willing to buy. $35-$55 dollars seemed a bit pricy. Even the $15 I paid for this was more than I was expecting to pay but after seeing the other prices my husband said go for it, so I did. 

Once we got it home I cleaned it up and then he did rest of the work. 

I've included some close up photos so you can see how it is put together.

 Now, I just need to wait for the birds to discover it and get some pictures of it being used.

We're pleased with the way it turned out.

Here are a couple more we tried.
This one did not work. As soon as we added water it tipped and spilled it all out. Oops!

This one works fine.