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Monday, August 10, 2015

From Trash (Firewood) to Treasure!

When I go up north to visit my brother and sister-in-law, Cheryl and I usually work on a sewing project. Not this time! On our usual trip to Mikado Mall, well actually it's a St.Vinny's thrift store, but everyone calls it the Mikado Mall as it's the only big shop around for miles, we came across this thing. We aren't sure what it is, but thought it would make an interesting project, so we loaded it in my trunk and headed back to the house. I mean it was only $5, what the heck.  My brother Jay had a different reaction, he laughed!  Thought we brought it home for the burning pile!
It was something at one time, we just don't know what! 
The front looked like this, and at one time had a
lid on it, something was there, Cheryl said she''d
like to make it into a drink holder for their deck
parties.  When my sister Wendy saw the open back,
the plan changed.  Why not the top for beverages, and
use the space for holding the extras!
So off to the hardware store for paint.  It took FOREVER to cover it with tinted primer!  Then, we thought how about mosaic tile for the lid!?  And a wine rack, a bar towel, wine glasses (found at the Mikado Mall for a whopping 25 cents a piece) and a bottle opener, still trying to fine one of the coke ones.  Well after I left, with the mosaic top done, Cheryl took over from there.
And here is the finished piece!  It turned out amazing!!!  
Awesome job Cheryl!  I wonder what my brother thinks of our firewood now!!!


Shelia said...

Oh, I love how this turned out! Such a perky color and the tiling looks great! Oh, you're a busy gal. Can't wait to see your kitchen too.
Thanks always for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Looks GREAT!! Laugh's on the guys! My daughter has a knack for seeing the finished project in a piece of....anything! I'm going to show her this post. She'll love it. The mosaic is a fabulous touch.
xx, Carol

andsewon said...

Wonderful before and after piece! You gals have vision sadly most fellas do not! hahaha!

Kathy said...

That turned out even better than I could have envisioned! What a great bargain, even with the price of paint and tile :)