Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

I had some time during my lunch hour today to do a little thrifting.  One of the items I purchased was this galvanized metal piece.
This piece is approximately 9 inches long x 4 inches wide and it has a rounded bottom.  I don't have a clue what the original purpose of this piece was but I saw it's potential as a ribbon holder for some of my larger rolls of ribbon.
This was a simple project that only required some rub-on letters and a couple of buttons. 

I'm linking with Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday because this "new" ribbon storage container cost a grand total of $1.00.

Have a great Thursday.

Jane



45 comments:

  1. You have such vision! I looked at that first picture and couldn't figure out what you could do with this. It turned out so cute!

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  2. What a cool piece...just LOVE what you did with it!!

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  3. Good eye to see its potential and turn it into some thing great!

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  4. I wish I were as on the ball as you. Bought and repurposed the same day!

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  5. That's great Jane! I love all the thrifty things you have!

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  6. That's wonderful, Jane!
    I love ANYTHING galvanized. :-)

    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    Anne

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  7. You are such a clever girl, Jane, always coming up with the coolest ideas to repurpose your thrifty finds!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  8. Love it! What a great idea and easy too.
    Enjoy your day

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  9. Adorable! Hmmm...I know there are some pieces like that in the mancave...he probably won't even know they are gone!

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  10. Great idea, Jane! Nice thrifty find and I like the way you used it!

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  11. This is very smart and clever. The shape is unusual and to put rolls of ribbon in it...inspired!!

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  12. I first looked at this and said why? Then the next picture popped up and I said 'Yes!" That's using your noodle!

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  13. What another great idea, how do you keep them coming. You must lay awake at night thinking of things to create. Love it!

    Hugs,
    Melissa

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  14. Shut up! Perfect!! I would have NEVER thought to use it for ribbon!! I am a shallow woman! Thank goodness you can inspire me! lol

    Lou Cinda :)

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  15. How cool! I think rub on letters are the neatest things ever...hugs, Linda

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  16. What a fun container! I love galvanized metal.

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  17. Awesome find! I love anything galvanized metal. I love how you re-purposed it too.

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  18. Jane that is an awesome piece. So many ways to use it too.
    i love the notions memo board in your last post too. It is gorgeous!
    I hope your hubs birthday and son's graduation was a huge success! So much going on in your life right now, and I hope you are doing well and taking good care of yourself.
    hugs

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  19. I just love seeing what you make!!! its perfect!

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  20. Oh Jane, that is perfect and I love the lettering and buttons. Who cares what it was origainally, it is perfect for your ribbon.

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  21. LOL! I love that your organzational skills mix with your artistic and crafting skills! I can't even get organzied, much less make it pretty! Well, I'm pretty happy with my little office area but that's as far as I've gotten!

    Loved the memory board in the last post. Your attention to detailis amazing. Lots of beautiful stuff but doesn't look overdone. YOu certainly have the knack.

    Congratulations to your son and husband. It sounds like they both had very special days.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  22. Great galvanized metal piece and I love you idea. Don't you just love the easy projects? Hope you are doing well.

    Kathleen

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  23. Stunned at your ingenuity is that the right word??Amazing what your eyes see that mine wouldnt in a million years!!

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  24. Sometimes the simplest projects are just so darned rewarding--love this one. All my ribbon is stashed in a plastic bag stuck on the bottom shelf of the "art closet." I just don't have the knack of finding "good junk!"

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  25. What a cool storage container!

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  26. I am here via Polly's blog and wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Be blessed.

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  27. Love it!

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  28. Hi Jane, Wow $1 what a great deal. So cute! I love it.

    Rebecca

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  29. When I saw the first photo I thought to myself now what can she have in mind for this thing? The next photo says it all, it is perfect for your ribbons and looks as if it was made for the job.
    Another great idea from Mamie Jane!
    Email me with details of your trip, we might be able to meet up as we too will be in UK this summer.
    ~Maggie~

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  30. You always amaze me. First of all the great things you find for next to nothing. Then because you always know how to repurpose them to be useful. Love it.

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  31. Wow! Perfect idea. I really love it!!

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  32. Very smart! I love thrift shopping...that's where I buy most of my wool for projects. Love your blog! I am new to all of this and you are an inspiration! Thanks!!

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  33. Hi Jane,
    I love it! You always come up with the best ideas and for a $1.00, it looks like a million bucks!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  34. I would love to be your eyes for a day, while you shop at a thirft story!
    How do you do it?
    Brilliant!

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  35. What a Fantastic Idea ~ I guess I never thought of Rub On Letters for other than scrap booking ~ You Jane, Are So Clever.... Just Love It~

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  36. awesome find! I love what you did with it! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  37. Hi Jane, you have been a busy lately. But you do always at some point find time for crafting and thrifting. I wish I could thrift on my lunch hour. :) No place to go around where I am located at school. I love your memory board. What a fantastic family photo from 1890. How fortunate you are to have it. And you certainly have the neatest ideas for things that I would never think of. A great idea to hold ribbon in that steel container. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

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  38. Hi Jane -
    Love it! What a great "new" use for it! I have something for you on my blog :)
    ♥ Toni

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  39. This is a great idea...I'm new here, glad I found you!!!!

    Rene' @BargainHoot

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  40. Hi Jane...I think this is my first visit here!!!
    Where have I been?
    Loved scrolling through your posts and getting to know you!
    Great idea for the galvanized tub!!!!
    Sop in when time permits...
    Love to have you
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  41. Oh now that is just not fair how stinkin' cute that is and how cheap it was! Good for you! I love the way you think.

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