Tag Archives: op shops

Framed Chalkboard

Remember that frame, well it has found a new life as a chalkboard that I will take with us to markets.

Perfect for all the daily specials and prices.

All we needed was some 3mm MDF & chalkboard paint and yay, new chalkboard to take to the market on Saturday.

Wouldn’t it look great in the kitchen or creative space as well.

Want to see another flea market frame, pop round to Sophie’s.

Spoon plant labels

Have you got some old spoons lying around?
Well I didn’t so I had to go for an op shop/thrift store visit, which you know I absolutely LOVE to do, and ended up making these spoon plant labels.

All you need are some letter stamps, a rubber mallet, steel wool, black marker and off you go.
Just pound away at the spoon until it’s completely flat, preferably outside, mark out your letters, stamp them and colour in the letters with more black marker and use your steel wool to rub gently and get rid of excess marker and shine up your spoons.
Have fun and a fabulous weekend

edited to play along with Sophie’s meme tomorrow, pop by and have a peek.

Trash or Treasure

A while ago we were talking about collections, but I neglected to include my love of old suitcases to the list.
This love has been going on for longer than the other collections and I have so many and they are all so very special.

Well, you can imagine my reaction at the find on someone’s nature strip, obviously their trash but definitely MY treasure.
The other two suitcases were found at local op shops for about $2-$3 each.

So you gotta love a good op shop find and especially a good hard rubbish find.

Hope your day is full of treasures