Tuesday, August 24, 2010

White Wednesday Thrifty Find

It's time once again for White Wednesday hosted by Kathleen @ Faded Charm.  Thanks to Kathleen for hosting this wonderful party.  There are always lots of pretty whites to see so stop by and check out all of the the links.

I got to stop by my favorite thrift store yesterday.  The good news.....50% off day, the bad news....pretty picked over.

But of course I did not leave totally empty handed.  For $1.00 I came home with this box of unpainted (and dirty) Halloween ceramic pieces.


Every October I participate in a fall craft show in my hometown with my mother.  I thought these could be utilized in a project that I could sell at the show.

I took one of the skeletons and gave it a fresh coat of white paint.


I then antiqued it with some watered down black paint. 
 

I glued the skeleton to a wood block that I papered, painted and distressed and then I added a wire photo holder that was dressed up with a few black beads.

My finished photo holder is now displaying a 1967 Halloween photo of me and my siblings.


I've done several posts about different photo holders I've made with my thrifty finds.  I really like the versatility of the holders as they can also be used for displaying banners, vintage postcards, for place cards at a dinner or to hold a menu card for a buffet. 

Now, back to more painting!

Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate your visits.

Jane

56 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that turned out AWESOME!!! Those will sell like hotcakes. You sure are smart for picking those up.

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  2. Jane you are so clever! I would look at that box and pass right by! I love this photo holder! Very cute and I like the versatility of it! I guess Halloween will be here before we know it!

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  3. too cute..you are one smart cookie.

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  4. you just amaze me!!! that is the cutest ever!!!!

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  5. You are so CREATIVE and can see way beyond the norm!! LOVE the photo holder and I agree..you'll see them all!
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  6. Very cute--and I'm really enjoying your photo of you and your siblings! The oldest boy looks like my brother Warren did back in the day!

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  7. Great minds think alike, I too posted about my thrifting finds this WW.
    I just love your Halloween ideas, you are going to be a hit at your craft show for sure!
    Amy

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  8. ADORE IT!Not only is it an amazing idea, but so precious with your photo in it of your siblings! Sentimental too...

    Love it girl!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  9. You are SO clever! I would have walked by that box, never looking back!! These will be great sellers at the craft show - you could probably attach them to old books, too!

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  10. That is so cute Jane!! Those will be sold before you know it, making them a photo holder is awesome, plus the picture of you and your siblings is tooooo cute! I just know when I srop by here, I'm going to see creativity at it's best!
    Thanks for stopping by, and entering my little giveaway ~ Theresa xo

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  11. I'm ready to decorate for halloween-what a find!

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  12. Your paint job turned out perfectly.

    iThe picture cracked me up because in the only Halloween pic that I have of myself I am wearing a mask identical to the one on the far left. NOt sure what I was supposed to be!

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  13. Jane:
    What a clever girl! I love your new photo holder, and I'll look forward to seeing more.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  14. It is just darling in a skull kind of way. Yours is the first Halloween post I have read. I have been waiting to see how everyone gussied up for holidays. I know it will be awesome. hugs♥olive

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  15. Don't you just love Halloween decor? Your boney little guys came out terrific. I know they will be a hit ~ great job.

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  16. Love what you did with your white halloween find.
    I'm new to your blog and I will be back as i signed to follow so I don't miss anything.
    I posted some white paper sculptures by a husband and wife team.. Have you seen them?

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  17. This is so scary cute!! Just love all your projects, Jane!!

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  18. Frightfully creative! Cute Halloween pic too!

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  19. Love this idea! Great way to reuse holiday items. I like the watered down black paint idea to really bring out the details.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Kathleen

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  20. I love it!!! I am in awe of your creativity.

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  21. How fun and what a creative gal you are to turn them into something so cute! Happy Painting!

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  22. Jane, Jane, Jane, dearest Jane, can I please jump into your head for just a bit? Your creativity is boundless! Imagine a box of old little ceramic pieces and you come up with something so totally boo-tiful! These will definitely be a big hit. You never cease to amaze me. Have a wonderful Wednesday! :) Tammy

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  23. Jane....AWESOME and very creative! You've turned nothing into something. I love it.

    Gail

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  24. Super cute, you will sell out of those and make a bundle with your purchase.

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  25. Love your cute Halloween photo holders! You can sure find the bargains!

    Hope you got your son settled in nicely at collage. Hope to see you soon.

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  26. Yours will be the hot selling booth, I'm sure. The one you made is darling - what a great eye you have!

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  27. Oh wow, those will be best sellers! You are so clever!

    Nancy

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  28. what a steal, I love the way you painted it, I think they are cute all tucked in the box!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  29. What an awesome find. I love the way your photo holder turned out too.
    Monica

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  30. Hi Jane,
    What a spookey, cute idea! I love the skeleton and the mounting and the picture of you and your sibs is just adorable.

    You always have the greatest ideas!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  31. OOooooo! I love it! I love a girl with thrifty vision

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  32. Jane,
    How very clever of you! I love this photo holder!
    Dee Dee

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  33. Grrr, lucky duck! The photo holders look great, and I'm sure will sell so well.

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  34. Hi Jane ~ Now That is an Adorable Skeleton.... it is amazing when you have the eye for seeing What It Can Be... You Obviously have That Eye....
    hope you post again when you finish more of the fun finished fines (now say that 3 x's fast)

    Thanks for stopping by, Have a wonderful week....
    Cheryl

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  35. I would have passed that box right by! You are so clever!!

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  36. Jane, this is a super cool idea...I think this fella is one of my favorite holders. You are too talented...hugs, Linda

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  37. What a fun find. You really made that little skeleton shine! I love the vintage photo of you and your family..that is just so charming!

    Hugs ~ Angie

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  38. To cute…very clever & creative.
    Blessings,
    Virginia

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  39. So cute Jane. I love how you keep it simple but it looks so nice!

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  40. Hi Jane.
    TOO cute!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Sharon

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  41. Awesome find--terrific art work, once again!

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  42. No fair! I never find anything that intriguing at my GW! My boys would love them!

    Jeanine

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  43. Oh Gosh, these are great, and hilarious! LOVE that they are photo holders, Lucky you to have such a great family photo! Have fun with these!
    xo,
    Debra

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  44. Jane,
    What a great deal and a cool craft!
    XoXo

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  45. These will be totally fun when done ~ very cute idea!! Love the creative spin you put on the most ordinary objects!!! Hugs, Julie

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  46. This is great, just think of the fun your gonna have with 'em. You are one talented creative lady!

    God bless ya and have a fantastic Friday!!!

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  47. I just came over from Coastal Charm and I am so glad I did I have had so much fun reading your blog, I have become your newest follower. Every time I think I have found all of the good blogs out there i find another. i can't wait for your next post.

    Carol

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  48. Jane,
    Looks like that box was just waiting for you...you always have sooooo many neat ideas going on in your head...I can see these selling fast at the show.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  49. Hi Jane!

    Great find! And the one you finished looks adorable!

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  50. Wow.....as always, you never cease to amaze me with your eye for creativity. I would never think of the things you do but know instantly when I see them that they are perfect. Everything you do always looks like such quality! Love stopping by to see what your latest creation is.

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  51. I'm back... I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my last post, I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and friendship! Have a great Sunday! Theresa

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  52. Jane this little guy is darling. I don't think there is anything that you can't reuse or repurpose, and I love that you always share your great ideas with us.
    I came by to thank you for your dear words to me today. I think of you so often and wonder how you and your husband are doing. I pray for you to have the added strength that you will need to give care to your sweetheart in the coming years. You always inspire me with your positive attitude through it all. Thank you for your friendship and your example.
    hugs to you...

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  53. What a transformation! You'll sell all of them!

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  54. Love it!
    I also did craft shows back in the day........when I lived in Vegas.

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!