Thursday, January 16, 2014

Junky Picture Holder

A few weeks ago I was in the mood to tackle some of the little junk that was cluttering up my workbench. There was no time to hunt anything down, I just wanted to work with the junk that was right in front of me.

I love using old hinges to create picture or business card holders, so I dug through my box of hinges and grabbed the fence post pieces that had been sitting there for months.   About an hour later, two picture holders were born.  

I found these blah looking cut off fence posts at an antique show several months ago along with the other two rusty things.  They're long gone, but you can see what I did with them and some other junk here.

I painted the posts and attached a perfect fitting chippy hinge to each one.

All the layers of paint keep the hinge in place.

A little bling always helps.

The other one sold already and was decorated with a cute little bow pin on top.  I'm going to replace the unidentified mom with a valentine and bring it back over to the Paris Flea Market the next time I set up. 





34 comments:

  1. You just solved my decorating dilemma.

    I am redoing the living room because I have a new piece of furniture. I have a framed picture of my kids, but it just looked weird in the vignette. I realized that I need to use a picture holder instead of a frame.

    I guess I know what I will be doing today.

    Your pieces are so much fun!

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  2. Love it! It will be perfect for a cute Valentine's card! Great job as usual!!!

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  3. You've done it again. Such a wonderful treasure you created from your "junkies". It will be perfect with a vintage Valentine.

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  4. The bling puts it over the top! I love it! Enjoy your week my friend!

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  5. I love your treasures my friend. It makes me want to go hone and find things to make beautiful. YOU are an inspiration my friend. Thanks so much …LOVE your blog

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  6. Gorgeous! Love what you have in it, but I'm sure Valentine's stuff will make it even more attractive to buyers this time of year!

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  7. That is really cute and creative of course

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  8. Always enjoy seeing your latest creations.
    Love the touch of bling!

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  9. I love it....How do you think of these things???? You are right..A little bling always helps!!!

    Carol

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  10. Too simple and cute for words. Wait - nothing can be too simple or too cute! I love using just what I have on my table, sometimes it's a great way to get inspired.

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  11. Love this idea! You make me look at junk differently!

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  12. That is pretty cute JUNK! I love it- you can call your stuff HUNKY JUNKY!What a great use for an old post top and a hinge. You are VERY clever- xo Diana

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  13. Love it, Betsy! So pretty...I love the different textures and elements you brought together!

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  14. How have I missed your posts and such wonderful treasures you find and upcycle. Love all your earring creations. A Valentine will be perfect for display at the next Flea. Happy New Year and Creative Blessings...

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  15. I am sitting here with my thumb and my pointer finger making a loser sign on my forehead. I have a drawer full of junk and it just gets heavier. Maybe I should dump it all out on top of the workbench to get motivated. Or not..

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  16. These are so inspiring - if it wasn't very dark and really cold in my shop I would be out there right now rummaging around for the odd bits and pieces to do these.

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  17. Great idea, Betsy! I'm sure this one will sell soon too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  18. Very cool Betsy! You create some of the best "lovelies" out there on the web!

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  19. Wow, how cool is that? You come up with the bestest ideas Betsy. I just LOVE this old chippy wooden pieces; and the addition of bling is awesome!

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  20. I really enjoy seeing what you design. Thanks for the constant inspiration.

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  21. I love this!! It's perfect! Happy sweet weekend!! xo Holly

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  22. MOM is beautiful on her fence post. Love the bling. Creative and clever.

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  23. These are so cool!! Now I'll be trying to hunt some down, ha what are my chances of ever finding them ;) Thanks for sharing something so neat!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  24. Very cool! I love it. I just found your blog and I am your newest follower on GFC. I am loving the jewelry on your banner.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  25. Only you could make an old hinge look so pretty!

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  26. Cute, cute, cute! I love working with hinges too....always fun to work with!
    Jane

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  27. OLÁ BETSY,EU FICO MUITO FELIZ DE TER UMA AMIGA TÃO CRIATIVA COMO VOCÊ,PARABÉNS PELA CRIATIVIDADE.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.

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  28. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  29. We salvage old houses, and I've never even considered saving old door hinges. Doh! I'll be saving them now, for sure.

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