Sunday, October 14, 2007

A couple of projects

I was able to finish my project of the week that I started last week and here it is.

These are the industrial type bread trays, I picked up several of them for $1.00 ea last year at a garage sale, not knowing exactly what I was going to do with them, but I got them anyway. That is a big hint for all you junkers out there. You don't always need to know what you will do with an item, to pick it up. Just be careful, as these things can take over your garage real fast.

Anyway, I mounted them to old cabinet doors (I'm almost out of doors now) that were pulled from my house during the remodel. Another door is the back and another is the top. Then I trimmed it out with 1/2 spindles and a piece of a shelf I had in my stash.
This will be used out in the Barn, so I didn't do too much to it to make it pretty. If I wanted to bring it in. I'd clean out the tins real good, and probably do a better paint job. I'm pretty pleased with it, all I had to buy was the bolts.

I've been doing a lot of jewelry T2T this week, and I'm excited because I'm starting to sell some. Not so much on Etsy, but I sold 1 bracelet at my display at the antique store, and a few online.
Linda of Linda's blue gate , has agreed to lend me some space in her booth at First Monday this next time around, and I'm going to take the jewelry and some other smaller items that I have, and see how they do. Thank you Linda, you are a special friend.

Sondra of Aged Essence sent me some of the Metal Type that her brother had found for her to see what I could do with it. This is all I came up with for now.

I had to cut off a lot of the metal backing to make them use-able. I love my Dremmel Tool. Actually it is DH's Dremmel, but I've asked for one for Christmas:) Perhaps Jamie of
Simply Me Art could come up with something better.

I also decided to make my Typewriter key bracelet, more of a charm bracelet and here is how it turned out. I really like the look. It's different than the other typewriter bracelets out there.

If you are interested I now have round keys and I can sell typewriter Key charms for $6.00 ea. I still have most letters available.

This is the Charm Pin that I made for Rosemary

She had told me she wanted one, and I had to keep my eyes out for the supplies. Rosemary I mailed it Friday. Thanks for the order.

Well that is all for now. I'm trying to get some housework done today, The weather is beautiful here, and DH and I just got back from going to Sonic for Root Beer. I was having a craving, I loooove Root Beer, Chocolate, & Sweet Tea. Those are the things I crave. Today it was Root Beer, Yum!!!! Later, Margo


TinaTx said...

Hey Margo! Your projects look great!
Which antique store do you have stuff at? I'll have to check it out.
Thanks for the comment on the baby boy. I think he has turned out pretty good - if I do say so myself!
I'll be in Tyler on Thursday - want to meet up for some chocolate?

Rosemary said...

I love my pin Margo!! Thanks for making it for me.
Love your new project. I like to buy junk that I don't know exactly what to do with. You never know.
Root Beer sounds good! My thing is an Arnold Palmer,half ice tea and half lemonade.
Sounds like you have been busy. Love your bracelet.
Talk to you soon,

Anonymous said...

That pin and bracelet are AMAZING!

Michelle said...

I love your cabinet project! That looks like something my hubby would love -

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

What a clever use for the trays and the jewelry is oh, so pretty. I passed up a couple of typewriters this weekend. Still can't bring myself to cutting off the keys and I'm sure, just as soon as I did something like that, nobody would want them any more.

Anonymous said...

Margo those trays are great... they could hold china pieces for mosaic.... I always need organizing..
I'm looking forward to have a friend to sell with me at First Monday... it will be great fun..

Simply Me Art said...

Margo, That is so funny you mentioned me cuz as I was reading and looking my brain was wheeling around... I will email you an Idea for your Etsy shop!! Congrats on the Jewelry, it looks great.I love Rosmarys Pin and i think it is perfect for her. Your latest project is Great as usual. You are so wonderful with your ideas. You need a T.V. show I swear it!!! your son is Adorable too! Love his hair cut. I have to show him to the Sass mouth!! *Jamie*

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