Monday, March 5, 2012

Thrift Store Find - Two for the Price of One

The wood from this sleeve ironing board found it's way into two new projects this past weekend.
The bottom piece of wood was turned into a shelf for a few of my clocks.
And the top piece was turned into a tabletop display for my booth for small, hanging items.
The clock shelf display is a variation of one I've blogged about before.
The little shelves are old mortise locks.
Simply screw them to the board, paint everything white and lightly distress.
I think they make great little shelves.
For the 2nd display piece I painted and distressed the top of the sleeve ironing board and then set it upright.
Then I screwed in some cup hooks to hang my smaller items.
This is the perfect size display to set on a table in my booth.
I'm linking my $3.00 thrifty find with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.
Head on over to Linda's to check out other thrifty finds or link one of your own!

Jane

59 comments:

  1. ha - aren't you something. Way to go - again!!!

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  2. Jane I love the clock shelf! I was scrolling through and thought "what did she use for the shelves?" and then a little further down you told me... lock boxes! Very cool! It makes a simple shelf so vintage cool! Nice job Jane!
    Susan

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  3. Jane,
    What a wonderful way to use $3.00...charming shelf for your clocks and thank you for coming to my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. You. Are. Amazing. :) I love your craftiness!!

    Have a great night!

    Aledia

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  5. Love it! I really like the contrast of the white shelf with the black clocks, very pottery barnish! The small rack is going to look great in your booth!
    t.xoxooxox

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  6. I love using the old locks as shelves! I hope you'll come share this tonight at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  7. As always, very, very neat!

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  8. That piece is perfect for displaying your clocks, Jane! I love getting a two-fer from any find, but especially a thrifty find!

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  9. As always, Jane, I am amazed at your creativity. I love the idea of the locks being used as shelves. The tabletop display is great too!
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  10. wow. your ideas and skills are never-ending.

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  11. Great projects, Jane...love how graphic the clocks look on the shelves! Pure eye candy!

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  12. How many times can I say it? You're amazing!

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  13. Very clever---like the simplicity and two useful items from one piece. Thanks

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  14. WOW! You are so creative......and clever! I would have never thought to use the ironing sleeve that way!
    ~Des

    PS. I am now following you on Google....hope you will follow me back :o)

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  15. Why are some people just more clever then others?! It's not right....hehehe

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  16. This ironing board is another example for your creativity, Jane. You always have such great ideas to repurpose your finds.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  17. You are a master at repurposing the things you find. ;-)

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  18. How does your mind work?? I have never even heard of mortise locks, much less if I found them thinking...Oh these will make cute shelves! Jane, you are just plain gifted in re-purposing!!

    Carol

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  19. Wow - I love that you used 100% of your find. Both pieces are genius. I bet someone tries to buy your display piece for their own keys at home!

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  20. Amazing Jane...two clever creations for the price of one! Love your clock collection.

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  21. Honestly, does your mind ever stop working?! You have such an amazing talent for seeing what things could become. Love the little shelf!!

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  22. Great find and wonderful use of this piece. I pinned on of your pictures. You will get credit through your blog link. We really need to learn how to watermark.Lori

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  23. Hi Jane,
    I remember that my Grandmother had one of these and I loved it. I thought it was a mini ironing board and loved to play with it.

    I love what you've done with it. How cute the clocks look displayed on the board.

    Of course, you are amazing.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  24. You never cease to amaze me. The sad part is I saw one of these at a flea market a couple weekends ago and passed it up as I could not think of what to do with it! That won't happen again! Wish I had your vision.
    Have fun with what you do,
    Cheryl

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  25. I MUST shop where you shop. You find the most interesting things and turn them into creative treasures.
    Those keyes are priceless.

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  26. I swan...does your imagination ever go on vacation? Clever!
    Deb

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  27. You really need to win some kind of prize for you imagination! It must work overtime every day!
    Love it all!

    tot

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  28. Your creativity is so freakin' amazing. Silk purse...sow's ear. They were talking about you!

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  29. Great ideas - love those shelves, and this little "pea-brain of a mind" would never had thought of that!

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  30. Fantastic! Love the use of the old lock boxes, how convenient that the screw holes are in just the right spot. Great idea to turn the top part on its side, lots of room to display your goodies without taking up a lot of table space. Bravo!

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  31. Wow! what an awesome transformation! I have one of these sitting down in my basement, still waiting for an idea to use it! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  32. So cute. You need to bottle your creativity and sell it in cute little jars. I'm buyin'! :)

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  33. Perfect and brilliant, as usual. The mortise lock shelves are the best!

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  34. Darn you!! I just passed up a couple of these--was thinking about using them for jewelry displays....I ended up getting a 40's ash tray instead to hang necklaces.....I have said it over and over you are the most amazing thinker!! You are the best!

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  35. Brilliant and the clocks make my heart go a flutter.

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  36. Awesome Jane! I like Tracy's idea of bottling your creativity...you could make a mint!

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  37. Amazing ideas! I missed the mortise lock shelf before...glad you re-posted it!!!

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  38. Now THAT'S thrifty! Your clocks look simply fantastic on that shelf!

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  39. Perfect...great for your displays! I love how you "see" things :) Laurel

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  40. Jane,
    I've always loved your clock collection and your new shelf is wonderful for displaying them!
    dee dee

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  41. Jane,
    I love it when you stop by! Thanks Friend.
    I have a sleeve ironing board also. I'm going
    to something different with mine. You'll just
    have to wait for mine!
    Great idea for keys. We have LOTS here..
    Have a great week :)
    xxx Liz

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  42. I have decided that my thrift stores are sorely lacking in anything decent. Love that shelf.
    Laura

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  43. I absolutely love this transformation!!

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  44. Jane,
    What a wonderful piece to use as a display in your booth. I've been doing shows for years and am always looking for new ways to display things. You have inspired me to look at things in a new light!!
    blessings,
    Cindy

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  45. well you know I'm lovin' it all!!!

    Such sweetness from such an unexpected place. =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  46. Love it! You're so clever, wish I had half your talent!

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  47. would you come shopping with me please...and tell me what to do with everything i find..your imagination never fails !!

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  48. I saw one of your creations on Pinterest, so I had to come for a visit. You are very creative!
    Do you have a spot on Pinterest?

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  49. Hi Jane, Such a wonderful blog that I just had to follow! And guess what? I am your 1970th follower! In 1970 I had just left school and was putting my toe in the water at Art College. I soon pulled it out again, and only now have I started following my artistic dreams! Well that's life isn't it! Lovely to be following:) Jane

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  50. Jane you are too much, back for a visit and love all your creations! Keep it up, we all love your work! Already a follower, are you going to do Linky follower? A mess now with Google friends going away!

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  51. You are pure genius! Seriously, I don't know how you come up with these great ideas time after time. BTW, are you selling any of those keys? I need some for my CQ blocks.

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  52. Your brilliance never ceases to amaze me! Thank you for all the inspiration. laurie

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  53. I have a clock collection too! This is a great display idea! I love the way your mind works. Kelly

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  54. I just bought a bag of old locks, door knobs, and escutcheons and had no idea what I'd use the lock 'boxes' for. Now I know!
    Thanks!!

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  55. Brilliant. You are so creative. I am following you now:)

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  56. I love those old ironing board sleeves. If you cross stitch there is a pattern for the sleeve here : http://www.mamiloucreations.com/3-categorie-12390071.html. You can press the sublink to get the pattern. You do great stuff. You should have an online store. I can not find things like you buy because I live deep in the city. I have to go near farm land to find things.

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