Thursday, October 23, 2008

Looking at things from a different perspective

Sometimes I purchase something at a GS because it's a bargain, and "I'm sure I'll figure out something to do with it". I bring it home and it sits in my piles of junk for sometimes, months even years. That was the case of this Candle holder. I figured I'd attach something to the top and make it into a little round table.

But that just seemed too predictable. I picked it up one day, and began turning it every which way, trying to look at it from a different perspective. Suddenly I saw this in my head.

See it's upside-down

I removed one of the tri-pod legs, added a finial and a platform, painted, and added the door plate (which covers the mark left by the removed leg) and glass knob and halo.
This was a very very easy project and don't you just love how those legs make wings.
So if you've got something you just can't figure out what to do with, Turn it upside-down, side-ways and every which way, and see if it speaks to you.

Don't forget Saturday is the deadline for the Photo Calendar Contest.
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Have a great weekend.


Mindy said...

This is great! I love it! And I have an entire garage full of stuff that I need to turn upside down now. ha! Thanks for sharing with us how creative you are. Creativity inspires me. ~Mindy

Vee said...

Never would've seen that're amazing!

Hope that a lot of folks are sending in their photos for the contest...I should add a blurb on my post today, too.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That is so cute! What a creative eye you have! On our junk trip I bought some junky items to make into angels -- now just to get started!! :) I love yours because of the unique "wings" it has!!


TinaTx said...

That is just down right cute! Are you keeping it?
Hope we can get together and have lunch and a bit of junking again soon! It has been too long!

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terri said...

You are so creative to think outside the box. Sometimes we all need to stand on our heads to get a new perspective. Thanks for the inspiration, now I'm off to do some headstands. terri B

Elyse said...

Gasp! i just bought four chippy aqua table legs today. they are so beautiful just as they are. i'm not sure what to do with them. i may just tie 'em with ribbon and call it a bouquet. i love your site. you robo-rock!

time worn interiors said...

What a great idea with the candle holder. Most of the time ideas pop into my head out of the clear blue sky! Love your blog.

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