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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wine Bottle Junk Springs and Bling

Here’s another project I did that was inspired by yet another awesome blogger. 

Laurel from Chipping with Charm first introduced this idea in October and it immediately went on my “must try list”.

You see, I already had all the parts so this was one of those “Duh! why didn’t I think of that!“ moments.

(the answer to that question was “because you’re not as smart as Laurel, that’s why!)

This box of bedsprings had been sitting around for way too long. It was time to start using some up.

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The other night I was in need of a quick Christmas gift for my hairdresser and decided this would be the perfect present for her.

I had this rusty chain with pins found inside a curbed tool box. 

I’m guessing it’s used to hold fish after it’s caught, if so, then this is really kinda gross come to think of it.

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I washed and sanitized the entire chain and then sprayed it with clear coat.

I had a cup full of rusty washers of various sizes and decided they would work just fine for bling.

Everything got a couple quick coats of clear protective finish and once dry I went to town with my wire snips and needle nose pliers.

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This was super easy to do.  The hardest part was deciding when enough was enough!

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I ended up making a dangling “skirt” all around the bottom of the spring.

 

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I was in a hurry to get this done and didn’t take time to do a photo shoot so believe me,  I had to do lots of creative cropping to take out the worst of the clutter on the counters!

Total cost?

$15 for the bottle of wine I grabbed out of our wine rack to go with the bling!

Thank you Laurel for all your inspiration.  If you haven’t been over to Laurel’s blog yet, go check it out.  She is soooo creative.

 

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8 comments:

  1. Awww...thanks for the mention Rose!!! LOVE that "blingy skirt" idea...now you've got me thinking :)
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Laurel

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  2. Rose that looks so cute! I do think Laurel is very creative and so are you! hugs, Linda

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  3. I haven't been to Laurel's blog, I'll definitely check it out!
    You have the best stuff in your stash! great job!

    gail

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  4. I remember these... I have a few of these hanging around, thanks to you. Great idea. I am sure your HD loved it. Great job.

    Hugs, Deb

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  5. Very creative! I took the easy way out and added a little on to my hairdresser's tip. I wish I had your energy! Right now I'm home with the flu, so about the only thing I can do is visit blogs. Now that I think about it, that's not all bad!

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  6. Clever and cute - right up my alley! Hope you had a great Christmas and here's to a fantastic New Year!

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