Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Recycle, repurpose ~

I love to take an item that has had a past, probably a good past, but now maybe it's missing a few parts or is scratched up and tossed aside and then turning it into a thing of beauty again. A new life with a new purpose!


This little silver sugar dish, missing it's lid, caught my eye so I grabbed it up thinking to myself, "surely I can make something neat out of this."

Well, today it had a little makeover. It has been transformed into a regal pin cushion. Adorned with snippets of vintage lace, beautiful old buttons and even a little antique watch face! It stands about 5" tall with the puff of the pincushion. I should have it in my Etsy store shortly.


I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday!
xxoo, Dawn

SOLD! Thank you so much!!!!



Oh, and who would've ever thought I'd walk in the living room and see this!!!


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Regal is right! What a great idea. So creative and vintage. Love it.

Lori said...

yes, regal indeed...it looks wonderful!!! and nuts!!! i had one of those, don't know where it is...hmmm...and your sleeping babies are adorable!!!

Lana Manis said...

oh Dawn! I LOVE that pincushion!
I'll go see what you have at etsy now...

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful makeover. The pincushion looks fabulous.
Great photo of The Sleeping Beauties on the sofa.
Alison

Cathy said...

Dawn, what a gorgeous idea! Love, love, love it. I'm kicking myself that I just donated a huge silver coffee pot to the thrift store! Yikes!!!! I was in the cleaning mood. Big mistake. That is gorgeous.
Cathy
Treasured Heirlooms

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

how pretty! and puppie and kittie are adorable snuggled together.
penny

Storybook Woods said...

You are just full of amazing wonderful ideas. I am dying to go to your shop. xoxox Clarice

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Magnificent! this is really neat. I love old silver. xoxo Nita

madrekarin said...

Dawn- You have been making such lovely things lately! Your sweet rag balls are adorable and I love the sugar bowl pinkeep. Just really pretty thinga coming rom your wonderfully creative mind.

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Dawn, I've been having troubles leaving you a message...so we'll see if it behaves today. Love your pin cushion and rag balls! Your babies are so sweet sleeping together!! Gotta love glitter!
Laurie

WHIP's said...

Hi Dawn, I just wanted to stop in and let you know I mentioned your idea and used your photo on my blog. The add is. http://theshoediva.typepad.com/conservationsim/ if you want to take a look. Thanx for putting a great repurposing idea out there

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