Monday, May 10, 2010

Trash to Treasure?

One week a month, we have bulk trash pick up in my neighborhood.  You can put any large items by the curb and by the end of the week, they will magically disappear! Sometimes, it's the garbage truck that makes the stuff disappear and sometimes it's just crafty neighbors!

Here is what my neighbor thought was trash!

But I knew it was a diamond in the rough!  Can't you just see that stacked full of fat quarters?  Yep, me too! 

A couple of coats of white paint, a little cutting to take the bottom "stand" part off the shelf, some cute shelf brackets to hold it up on the wall and Voilà!!!!

A place just right for fat quarters and other fun stuff.  And it just cost me the paint and shelf brackets!  It's one of my favorite things in my sewing room.  More pics of the sewing room to come later.  It's a work in progress.


Melanie said...

and if you find that those jelly rolls have mysteriously disappeared...

it wasn't me.

Great transformation! And cute brackets.

Tumaini Rivera said...

Isn't making things ADDICTIVE!
Have you all thought of selling your stuff?

T. Rivera

nicoledemana said...

wow what a find can I make a suggestion if it was mine I would put a dowling rod underneath it to hang a special quilt from ttfn Nicole (UK)