Welcome to Trashy Tuesday, where we talk trash, literally. Especially my trash, the kind that I don’t necessarily want other people to know about. I don’t necessarily want other people to know because I don’t want them to get the good trash before I do.
I wouldn’t mind if the garbage man knew about this trash! I waited 10 minutes to do my “sneak into the gated apartment complex” trick, only to find one of my favorite spots for junque filled with this!
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For starters. FREE is my most favorite word in any language. “LIBERER”!!!! Doesn’t that word get you all riled up?I saw this sign recently, and this is what I picked up.
They are being made into signs, and two chalkboards. All will be for sale this weekend at Paris Flea Market!
Do you remember this metal trunk I found in a dumpster cage in an industrial area of town (that I just happened to be driving through…..)
It really was fantabulous and fantastique on it’s own, but I just can’t leave well enough alone.
I certainly wasn’t going to paint it, but it needed a little “aging”. I used a product called JAX metal aging solution. You can order this in black or brown. It has no harsh chemicals, and is really easy to use. I apply mine with a piece of steel wool and work it in until I have achieved “the look”. Tutorial coming soon!
After I aged it, I decided to further it’s aged look with a nice coat and buffing of Dark Wax. I love the end result. This is going up for sale at Paris Flea Market this weekend too……
Don’t you love those locks? They turn and clamp it shut. I am still pinching myself from this one.
The aging process is really neat, it kind of takes on a life of its own and affects different areas in different shades.
I took it outside for a little fresh air.
It was very happy soaking up the sunshine…..
The kids love drawing all over my Window Pane turned Chalkboard, I love that this pictures captures HERE. As in HERE is the whole thing!
Oh yes, and Lily was here too.
Sharing this piece of junque with these fine parties: