This month I was challenged by my blogger friends to come up with a project using a thrift store find. The only problem is that there are no thrift stores in my town. Nada! Zero! Nothing! At least not any that I know of. And so I asked the ladies if I could find something from my basement which is really the best thrift store around! But you all know that!!
At the end of this project you’ll be able to see what my friends did with their thrift store finds. So make sure you go all the way to the end and read my hard earned lessons too!
EDIT: The mystery of the lid was solved. You can read all about it at the end of the post.
What I didn’t find out was why the lids were such a strange shape. Anyone have a clue?
I was so happy and excited! Now I would just fill them up and make a pretty vignette!
And then I filled them up like this.
But you know what? I hated the vignette!
I had to ask the hubs, and he said that it was a piece of wood we found in the river many, many years ago, and I’d liked it so much I bought it back home with us. I guess I was hunting for junk even back then.
Let’s stretch the truth a bit and call it abstract art!
I had painted these rocks last year. You can see them on the balcony tour here.
But there was no way I would be able to do this in a few days, short of spending money (gasp) to buy succulents.
While I was decluttering the other day, I had found a container full of tiny beads. They belonged to my girls who liked to make bracelets and other crafts when they were younger, much younger. But these beads had been abandoned to their useless fate. It was a chance for me to use them so I grabbed them and tossed some watery glue on the inside of the lid and added them on top.
Oh and in case you’re wondering the beads are holding up very well, even on a windy balcony.
To stay away from plants?
Or at least to prepare ahead of time so the succulents will be alive?
When in doubt go with blingy beads?
A pretty picture can make even the silliest stump look like art?
Or just to stay out of the basement for a while?Which one is most on point?
And now for that most important question. Do any of you know why the lids are shaped like that?
AND THE MYSTERY HAS BEEN SOLVED! I belong to an Upcycle Sharin group on Facebook (which you can join too by clicking on the link) and I asked the members there. Within minutes they responded that it was used as a serving dish. Apparently if I take out my “Abstract Art” I can actually serve food in it. So the small bowl shape on top is actually a pedestal. How cool is that!
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