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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Trash to Treasure

Don't you just loving turning something that was trash into a tiny treasure?

As I was shopping at Hobby Lobby the other day, I happened to cruise the clearance section of the store. Searching high and low for the "perfect" deal! Out of all the great things on sale I managed to find something that was broken! It was a lid to a box that they had several of marked down. Did I want the one in one piece? No! I wanted the broken lid! I just fell in love with the print on it. I have done this before numerous times. I pick up garbage in the store go to the cashier and they look at me like I am some kind of a weirdo! Well maybe, but I can see something different! So I brought it to the cashier and asked if I can buy the broken lid. She looked at me perplexed, took a minute and said, "That's garbage! You can just have it. We are going to throw it away anyway!" Yay! A free treasure! They still got me though. I bought some knobs for it! 50% off!





Isn't it the cutest picture! It was missing a knob at the right also. I decided to add some knobs along the bottom to hang things from it. So I got out the drill.



I drilled three holes for my pretty knobs. I got the old knob that came off of my painted hutch and added it to the hole on the lid.







It cost $4.50 to make it. Another quick and easy project! Too cute! I even used the old hinge on the back for a hanger!
                                                    Now its ready to hang things on!

10 comments:

Deborah Jean said...

Adorable!!! Great find and imagination! Cute jewelry hanger in a bedroom!?

Deb

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I get those weird "why would you want that old thing" looks all the time....You'll get used to it!!!

Jessica said...

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Carmenann said...

Sooo pretty.....You know it belongs in my house!!!! The green knobs are me all over!!!!! Good job sweetie....love Mom

Red Door Home said...

What a great deal! Love the green knobs.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

that is cute, but what is incredible is that you got something free from a retail store!!

Carol

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

LOVE this...thanks for sharing { and commenting on my blog }

Jessica

Shabby Soul said...

What a cute transformation! and free...how awesome is that??

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

ADORABLE!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

i absolutely ADORE IT!!!