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Monday, September 5

Upcycling an Old Cassette Crate!

Hi Friends! I know you are probably shocked to see me back with a project of my own, and not just the weekly party!  It has, unfortunately been a very long time.... There is a very good, life altering, reason for that, which I hope to share with you very soon.  But, for today, I just wanted to get back at it! 

I had the most fun with this little DIY Chalk Paint do-over!  Do you remember, or maybe you still have some of these wonderful little wooden crates, that were so popular in the 70's and 80's for holding your cassettes?  I know I had at least a few.
Unfortunately, I had, actually, gotten rid of mine quite some time ago. (Pre-Blogging) I happened upon this, pretty beat up one, at a what Californian''s call a CURB ALERT! That, which was not scooped up at a tag or garage sale the day before, has been left out for FREE for people to help themselves before they load it up for the Goodwill or dump! These alerts are, definitely, my new favorite thing!
Anyhow.....After getting my little find home, I realized it was definitely worse for wear. So I got our my wood glue and a few tack nails, and it was good as new! From that point on, it just transformed into one of my new favorite little pieces! Call it Shabby Chic, French Country, Rustic Farmhouse, etc... I just love it!
A little chalk paint, a little distressing a little soft natural wax and I have a wonderful new centerpiece! For FREE, and very little work. :)

I had just been blessed by an invitation to a dear friend's luscious backyard gardens. So, after church, I headed over and was so lucky that she just has too much to use!! Which equals.....me in a candy store! She let me go through and pick all my favorite blooms and then cut and offered me even more!! It was a good day!
So this is what took over my passengers seat on the way home! Yes, I know, very lucky lady, right here.
I thought the green hydrangeas tipped with bits of burgundy were just perfect for this time of year,  transitioning from Summer into Fall!
What do you think?
I'm so grateful for all your wonderful visits and comments. Thank you so much for always being there, many Blessings to you all, dear friends! Have a wonderful week!
~Theresa


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This project was gratefully Featured at these beautiful blogs!

26 comments:

  1. Inspiring, elegant, like it. :)

    Maybe we can follow each other? :)
    Come and check out my profile and my blog.
    Lattitude Blog
    www.lattitude.lv

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  2. What a transformation of that lil box......love it in white, and those hydrangeas are absolutely stunning.
    Great way to use it as well.
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Hi Nellie, Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been awhile, so your feedback is so appreciated!
      Blessings to you as well,
      Theresa

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  3. I love this. What a beautiful centerpiece. Actually, I love ALL of your posts, Theresa. So lovely. Your friend, Linda

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    1. Thank you, Linda! My dear friend you are always too kind to me!
      Love you,
      Theresa

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  4. Theresa, it looks beautiful! What a lovely centerpiece! It's awesome that you got the crate free and that your friend shared her beautiful blooms with you. It's wonderful to see you creating again. I'd love for you to join us at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Party.

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    1. Beverly, Thank you so much! Slowly, but surely getting back to it. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am definitely popping over to share with your Snickerdoodle Party!! :)

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  5. Greetings to you, Sister whom I've not met yet! I am so happy that you have been so tremendously blessed! I love the little crate remake. I have one in pieces around here somewhere....this has helped to get my own creative juices brewing again!. Blessings, prayers, and hugs!

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    1. Hello Bonnie, my Sister! Thank you so much for your kind, thoughtful comment. And, if it truly has inspired your creative juices, well, then, it was completely worth posting, if for no other reason!
      Blessings to you!
      Theresa

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  6. That's great for fall. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

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  7. Thank you so much, Sherry! I am just really enjoying it too. It doesn't hurt that it matches several of my teacup. :-)

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  8. Looks so much better with those lovely flowers.

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  9. Super pretty!
    Thanks for partying with us at the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope to see you again next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Kate! So glad you were able to pop by. I will definitely try and make it next week!
      I truly appreciate your kind comment and thank you so much for hosting your beautiful party!

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  10. This is so cute! What a creative idea!

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  11. This turned out so well Theresa! What a great little makeover ;) We have days like those in Canada too where you can pick stuff up for free and I looooove them ;) Thank you so much for linking this up at our Inspiration Galore Projects Party last week. You are one of my Features tomorrow over at www.recreateddesigns.com. Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Lisa

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    1. Lisa, Thank you so much! I'm originally from Canada, too! Those are always the best deals, aren't they?
      Thank you so much for the feature. :) I'll be popping over for sure. :)
      Happy Weekend to you, as well.
      Theresa

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  12. What a fun idea! Thank you so much for sharing this at last week's {nifty thrifty sunday}! You're being featured today! - http://www.niftythriftythings.com/nifty-thrifty-sunday-247/
    XO! Vanessa

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    1. Thank you so much, Vanessa! I'm honored and surprised! So grateful for your beautiful party.
      Hugs!
      Theresa.

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  13. Now I know how to display my dried hydrangeas!

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  14. Theresa, I love what you did with your curb find. Love anything white and shabbied up! Your hydrangeas are simply gorgeous and yes, they are lovely kissed with burgundy. Thank you for sharing with us at No Place Like Home and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Sandi, Thank you so much for coming over and leaving your kind comment. I am so pleased that you like my little find. I'm completely in love with all the hydrangeas I've been seeing these days!
      Happy week to you!
      Blessings always,
      theresa

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