Friday, February 25, 2011

A Touch of Charm

I have added a little touch of charm with this unique piece that I found while I was out thriftin' one day. When I first saw it, I knew I wanted it...I had no idea what it was ,but I knew just what I was going to do with it. Just as I picked it up and was looking at it...another customer came up...I asked her what she thought it was...she was clueless too. She thought I was going to put it down and walk away and when I didn't, she said...you really don't want that old thing...you bet I do...it's going up on a wall and display black and white photos. The look on her face was  priceless...she had no idea that she was talking to somebody that is always thinking outside of the box and with a $6 price tag...she was mine! What do you think this piece is? Mr.CC is guessing that it was part of an old aluminum screen door...I think he might be correct. As I said...my first thought was to display pics on it...but it would also be fun to hang jewelry or display Christmas cards...the possibilities are endless.
                                                        Take care and I hope you all
                                                         have an awesome weekend,
                                                                         Linda



                                                                  My sweet MOM!
                                              My great-nephew John...he is such a sweet child!
                                                               Baby Griffin!
                                       This was their Christmas card...great-niece Meryl and
                                              great-nephew Wilson...what a beautiful pic!

               
                                                       A pic from 2004 of my girls!

I better get going...I have so much to do before this group
arrives at my house for another fun filled weekend
 celebrating Mardi Gras...looks like
they need a few more beads!

Come party with me at...
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69 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

I thought maybe a box spring to a baby crib?? Whatever it is, super cool!

The DIY Show Off said...

No idea but it's awesome! Great find and I love it's re-purpose! :)

Have a great weekend, Linda!

Roeshel

Brenda said...

Pretty cool what you did with it. Could it be the back off an old fridge?

High Street Cottage said...

I think Brenda is right, it looks like it was attached to an old refrigerator. It's definitely a grate cover of some kind, and it looks like the size you see on the back of a fridge. What ever it is, it suits your style Linda. I love what you did with it, and I love it's rustic charm, and finish. The photos are wonderful. xoxo tami

Donnie said...

That is adorable. My hubby said yours is right. It's to keep the kids from crashing through the bottom part of a screen door. He's old enough to remember one from growing up in Illinois...lol...

Libby said...

I love it! A great re-purposing idea!

Jenn said...

Great find! That looks amazing with all of the photos on it! I can't help you out with what it actually is though! :)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

That looks really great, not sure I would have had the vision to take it home. Thanks for sharing the idea. You have a beautiful family too.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm happy you grabbed it...it's awesome. Love how you've displayed pictures on it. It looks right at home, Linda!!

XO,
Jane

laxsupermom said...

If it was a bit bigger, I'd think it was a crib mattress support. Whatever it is, it looks fantastic on your wall. I love outside of the box projects. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I think Mr. CC's guess is a good one. I really have no clue. Don't you love when you buy something like this and you get double takes?! Love it! Every house needs a little funky junk! Looks great, along with the family :)
Have a super weekend!
xo,
Michelle

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great display this makes! I have no idea what it is but love what you have made it! Great thinking outside of the box! Oh enjoy your weekend...I love Mardi Gras fun! Thanks for joining JFF this week. hugs, Linda

Ambika said...

A beautiful idea has completely transformed something people wouldnt take a second look at! Lovely!!!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

It looks fantastic with the black and white photos! I love how you think outside of the box!

shannon i olson said...

What a great piece, love it!! My husband always looks at me funny when I go for "junk" pfft what do they know, you have a treasure!!!

the cape on the corner said...

what a great find, and that you knew what to DO with such a find. i'd probably pass right by it!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love it.....that piece is perfect for those photos....you are so creative! Noticed one of the pictures was of a boy named Griffin...he looks like my Griffin, love that name!

At The Picket Fence said...

You are so great at thinking outside of that box! I just love how you gave this new life and it could not be more perfect up against the blue color on the walls. Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday Linda! :-)
Vanessa

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

You are so creative! This is some kind of cute!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute idea.
Enjoy your weekend.

Lisa Cash said...

Stopping by from Frugal Friday at Shabby Nest. What a clever idea! SOOOO cute!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

LOVE IT, LOVE THE COLOR, AND THE FACT THAT YOU CHOSE BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS AND HOW YOU DISPLAYED THEM... A PLUS...

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

It looks like something straight out of a Pottery Barn catalogue or Anthropologie! I love it! Great job!

Tammy said...

that is a really cool idea. looks great.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Would have loved to seen her face...for sure! It is so cute there on that turquoise wall - well done!
SO, we are wondering, since you'll be celebrating Mardi Gras, if you have a yummy Gumbo recipe? We're having a MG party to shoo away the snow...and are still searching for the perfect Gumbo. If you have one....we'd love for you to share it :)
Karla & Karrie

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I love it! Great deal for sure.~Cheers Kim

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Hi - found you via A La Carte. I love it! great find and great use of it!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love it Linda! It looks fabulous...you are so clever to see the diamond in the rough! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

Toni said...

Very vintagy feel. Love it. Thanks for linking up.

Toni
A Bowl Full of Lemons

Auntie Bliss said...

ahhhh! I thought I'd be able to tell what it was, but I don't :/
I LOVE IT and all the photos!!! Six dollars??

~Ali~ said...

I LOVE this idea!!! I have seen other versions of it and I have always wanted to do it in my own home....just never can find something to use! Love Love Love!

Jenn said...

Very cool, reminds me of this little diddy I found in my backyard!...

http://www.diyaddict.org/2011/02/copy-me-challenge.html

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

A grate of something but I dont know what...it's fabulous and I love the pictures!!
XOXO
Kristin

Ali Richardson said...

You have a GREAT eye! It looks so perfect with all those B&W pics. Great job. Just popping in from TT&J :)

Krafty Kat said...

I don't know what it is but I like it! :) So funny about the lady you were talking to! I don't even bother trying to explain anymore when I'm at the thrift store, I can tell they just don't get it!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I think your hubbys guess was a good one! I love what you did with it. So funny to get those odd looks from people who just don't get it!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Well no doubt... it's a picture frame!
Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

tale of many cities said...

hi Linda!
popping in to welcome you to the circle of bliss! sorry it took me so long to get over here.. the circle is growing fast! some inspiring ladies, and lots of fun! hope to see ya in my random neighborhood sometime! :)
blessings, -tracie

A Perfect Setting said...

Very cool find! I love how you displayed your pictures on it. Your daughters are beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Hey Linda
It was a grate and still is great now! OK that was bad. Looks very cool with your black and whites on it... Good eye Girl.
Have a great weekend
Blessings
Rebecca

Honey at 2805 said...

Whatever it was originally, you have made it an original!

Pam said...

I'm thinking screen door thing also. Whatever it is, it's cute. Love all your photos attached to it. And love that wall color.

Gypsy Heart said...

Love black & white photos! I have no idea what it is but you've done something very clever with it.

I'm your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you. I adore the area you live in ~ oh my, I could be so happy there! :-)

Stop by and say hi when you can. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Pat

shabbylisaw said...

I totally love this. Whatever it is...I wish I had one - or two :)

Linda said...

OH yes...wonderful good junk...it would have definitely gone home with me, too! Great find!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What an adorable idea. I like the black and white pictures.....I like the way they pop off the gorgeous turquoise paint color :D

~Ricki Jill

Lisa said...

I thought it looked like a shelf from an old ice chest, but it looks like your husbands guess has been confirmed. It's always interesting to find out these things.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Chatelaine said...

What an awesome find! Those photos are so precious and the piece looks great against your blue wall.

SweetMelissa said...

LOVE your junky good find, LOVE the color on you wall behind it, and those pictures....SO SWEET!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'm in LOVE LOVE LOVE. And I need and want this thing, whatever it is! It looks so awesome on your wall. Beautifully done!

I've featured you on SNS #70's sidebar this weekend and on FJI Facebook. Thanks for linking up!

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

I love the way your mind works, Linda! That is such a great use for a cast off object. Also love the color on your walls!

Betsy said...

It's perfect! It wouldn't matter to me what it was, only what it could be. What a great idea to use it as a picture holder and then at Christmas it can hold cards.
Thanks for sharing this lovely old "what's it"

Elle Uy {SWITCHEROOm} said...

Really cool "thing". I love its rustic feel. And gorgeous wall color btw.

Kerrie Lightfoot said...

Love love love it!!!

Lori Lucas said...

Ha! I did something just like that with a very large piece that I found in the trash. One night last summer my 21 year old son and I were driving home and I saw the piece I got laying in someone's trash pile. I yelled at my son to stop so I could get it. He (very reluctantly) did, but he thought I was absolutely crazy. Now, that it is up and full of pics, he tries to take full credit for it every time someone comments on it. Lori L

Marianne@Songbird said...

That is definitely some out of the box thinking! I love it, it looks wonderful with those pictures on it! And the fact that it is a mystery object, just makes it even better!

michelle said...

What a great piece and a wonderful way to display it and all your loved ones! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!

Allison Shops said...

Love it! The tiny cloths pin clips are too cute.
Reminds me of a decorative window screen featured in my Classic Trends in Decorating post.
Dropping by from Met Monday. Hope you'll come see the dollhouse repurposed as laundry room shelf.

Allison
Atticmag

Sarah said...

What a great find! It looks really cute!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Linda~ Such a darling find and what a great idea to display your pictures! So pretty!! Thanks for sharing over at my party! :)

Kathy said...

yeah for you! This is fantastic - your husband may be right - this is something my daughter would love - she has her walls covered and uses creative things for pictures -
Well done!
Kathy

Green Door Girl said...

That is great upcycle! I love the grid and how it looks on your wall and I love the patina on the piece itself, great find! Thanks for linking to Saturday Spotlight

Erin said...

My guess is as good as yours, Linda! I can't figure out what it is either. LOL But it's an awesome way to display treasured momentos and how lucky were you to get it for only six bucks!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

I don't really have a great guess. When I first glanced at it I thought it was a grate from an old fridge. Crazy guess on my part.
I know I want one though! You are a lucky duck. :)
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Linda, I love it and what a cool way to display pictures! Enjoy Mardi Gras.
xo,
Sherry

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Love it! Love all those pics!
gail
thanks for sharing @ CCC

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Very cool! I'm a new follower, come check out my blog!

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Sorry, I did it again, I'm already a follower here... I need to do some figurin...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, I have no clue what it is but it is perfect for your photos.
xo, Sherry

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