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Monday, September 14, 2009

Plastic to Pretty

I see so many pieces made of plastic and resin lingering on the thrift store shelves. Things I probably would never dream of picking up. When I saw this plastic clock I walked right by.Came back down the aisle a second time and had an "aha" moment. I picked up a little ceramic veggie type thing from another shelf and with a glass light fixture cover I already had, turned plastic to pretty.
I tore the clock mechanism and clock face from the base. I saved the parts for my daughter's steampunk art and used the clock face and hands elsewhere. (Remind me to show you later.)
Get out the trusty ivory spray paint and ta da!
I know I am going cloche overboard at times but what doesn't look more special under glass?
Now visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more Metamorphosis Monday projects. Also check out Kimba's DIY Day and Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday.
I am sure you will be inspired.

Have an innovative Monday, P.
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30 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a clever idea! Your mind is wildly creative!!

trash talk said...

You always inspire me!
Trash

common ground said...

I can't believe the result! Really beautiful! I'm afraid I wouldn't have seen the potential. Great job!
Debra

lala said...

What a perfect base for your cloche - I love it!!

Leanne said...

So creative. It looks beautiful. Maybe I'll take a second look before I walk by something that looks like this. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! I'm impressed. You are so creative and clever to think of this and it turned out so cute and a one of a kind too!

The DIY Show Off said...

That is so pretty! Great job!

Roeshel

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

OMG! That is fabulous! What a terrific idea and way to re-purpose! I really love this!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh my gosh!
I am so inspired. I love the creamy white for sure, and to add the cloche to it, was just devine. I love the little books you chose to put under it, with the strand of pearls, it is beautiful. I have (2) new cloches that need bottoms for, and I am going to be on the look out. Go to my post for Martys cloche party last week, I have a pretty good idea for the cheese dome that you might enjoy. I loved the way it turned out too. Have a great day. Country hugs, Sherry

Marilyn said...

Perfect transformation!!
Love,
Marilyn

zandra said...

Wow! You are too clever! I'm learning a lot from you, too! ;o)
Hugz, Z

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ok, now I am just green with envy. This is just absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE it. What a clever idea and such a fantastic base for the cloche. Your precious small books inside are wonderful too. Hugs, Marty

Myrna said...

Brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!!

nannykim said...

Cool idea--who would have thought?!

ps.my post is at my spindle cottage blog ;-)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Gorgeous, Pam!

Amy

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Pam, you know that I, personally, am not a big project person. But, I absolutely love this idea and I think I could even do it! Your follow through is amazing. ~Mindy

Anne~fiona and twig said...

White spray paint = God's gift to junkers.
Fab job!
~ Anne

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Wow..now that IS a metamorphosis! Talk about turning the ordinary into the extraordinary...great job!

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

I am also hooked on the cheap plastic items at Goodwill right now. Items I would never have purchased because I am not a fan of plastic, but if you look beyond their makeup you often find pretty shapes and configurations. Your metamorphisis is fantastic. Sea Witch

kana said...

Great re-purposing idea...very clever and quite beautiful!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

This is wicked clver girl! HOLY COW>

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a cool piece! I find a lot of neat mirrors and such that are made out of resin. When you paint them up, you can't tell they're cheap-o. Thanks for following my blog and I have signed up to follow yours. It looks like I will get lots of inspiration from you!

Blue Creek Home said...

Genius!!! I'm lovin it and I'm followin' you now. I can't wait to read more!
Rhonda

Half of the Style Sisters said...

WOW!! Absolutely fantastic! I love love this idea. I must chippy chop on over to some thrift stores and find me some plastic stuff!! Great idea!

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

FABULOUS! I so love it! I would've puicked it up because I love anything so detailed, but I never would've thought of turning into THAT! SO cool!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

What a great idea! Isn't it lovely to re-purpose discarded items into beautiful treasures?

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

wow! I didn't see that coming! very creative!
gail

Kimba said...

What a clever idea! I totally didn't see where you were going with that. Love it!

Vintage Junky said...

Wow! That is a great transformation!

SMiles!
Michelle

drooz studio said...

oh! that is beautiful! so beautiful! thanks for stopping by my blog...I was happy to visit yours too!