Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Completed Up-cycling Project From Some Great Vintage Finds

As you know, I was on a hunt this past weekend for some great vintage finds that I could use in craft projects.  I didn't have a lot of luck at the few yard sales that I went to but I did make some purchases!

Since the yard sales that we found were fairly small - or we were a little late! -, we decided to check out some of the antique stores in Pentwater, MI.  Like usual, I was finding quite a bit that I liked but the prices were too high.  However, I don't have a problem with holding out for a good deal.

Just as I was getting a little discouraged, I spotted one more store at the very end of a side street.  I shuffled my feet over to yet one more store that I was pretty sure I wouldn't find a deal at and started looking around. 

The first thing I found was a great board game with letter tiles called "Keyword Cross Word Game".  I had never seen this game before but it was produced in the 50's.  Since I had been looking for old Scrabble games, with no luck, I was thrilled to find something just as good if not better.  The original price on it was $20 but that was scratched off for a lower price of $10.  I looked through the box and discovered that it looked like some of the letter tiles were probably missing.  Still, I wanted the game - just at a lower price.  I hate negotiating and asked my husband to negotiate for me.  He is always wanting me to try it and insisted I give it a try.  This takes me totally out of my comfort zone but I gave it a whirl.  To my amazement, the sales clerk said she would knock it down to $5 - oh yeah!!

I had also found a small drawer that I knew I could use.  This was only priced at $4.50, so I took it.  I was getting very excited because I had a plan!  I previously purchased a heart shaped lock with key that I was going to put on some sort of wall hanging.  Now I knew what I was going to do.

Here is the completed project of what I made from my great finds:

You can go to my website, Rustic Crafts, for the craft tutorial.


Tonya said...

Wow that's really cool! I don't think I've ever seen a heart shaped lock before.

Thank you for stopping by Random Deals and joining the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop. I am your newest follower :) Have a great day!

cajunlicious said...

Hi! Following you from the Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop! I Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
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Summer said...

Great blog!
I'm a new follower from the hop!
Come check me out when you get the chance:
Carolina Summer

mmbear said...

New follower from the blog hop thru GFC and I also followed you on Facebook while I was here. It saves a step later when you get hit with FB blog hops. So, I do them all together now. I would love a follow back on my blog thru GFC and I don't know if you are following on FB and if you are, then we are good to go on that also. Thanks and have a great week!


Renee said...

Thank you Tonya, Cajunlicious, Summer and mmbear. I will be checking out your blogs now :)