Wednesday, March 24, 2010

From Goodwill finds to Spring decor!

A while back I made a trip to 2 different Goodwill's and these are some of the treasures I found. Today I decided to use a couple of them. See those eggs? They cost me $0.50 and that orange dove was $1. I transformed them into 2 something beautifuls. Scroll down and see the process..... I painted the eggs with Folk Arts Jamaican Sea and let them dry.


Then I used burnt umber mixed with a little h20. I used an OLD toothbrush and splattered the brown on the eggs to make them look like Robins eggs. My oldest came home and saw them and asked if they were real... I guess I accomplished my goal in making them look real. :O)



Remember the apothecary jars I made out of baby food jars? Well that is where my beautiful robins eggs are. I love the way they look inside. What do you think?



I will show you tomorrow where I put the jars. I have no light right now for good pictures. Sorry! I only used 6 of the 12 eggs in the apothecary jars so I needed to find somewhere else to use the rest. Could not get any pictures of that something wonderful due to the light issue, so again until tomorrow...... Have a great day/night! :O)





36 comments:

  1. Love those blue eggs and such a great idea with the jars!! So cute!

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  2. MY MY I just love the baby food jars idea and the eggs look great! Blessings,Vicky

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  3. That is so darling! Love the baby food jars all dolled up! Very clever. The eggs are well great!!!
    smiles, alice

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  4. Absolutely adorable. You have a very unique idea there.

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  5. Wow, I love these jars, so cute.

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  6. Visiting from Somewhat simple. This is really cute. What did you use for the pedestals? Did you cut down the candlesticks? TFS. Sandra @sawdustandpaperscraps

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  7. What a great use for those jars. Thanks for sharing your great idea!

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  8. great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. These are great! I am so in love with speckled eggs! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love the speckled egg look! great job! : )

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  11. They look so real! Wonderful use of the baby food jars

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  12. What a great idea and they turned out so lovely...they do look real! Now I've got to go find your post about the apothecary jars! I saw the little thumbnail to this post on another blog and knew I'd have to look! So glad I did!

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  13. Those are adorable! And I love your baby food jar project. What a great idea!

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  14. Oh, they turned out beautiful. I love those little apothecary jars--they will be so much fun! Thanks for linking up!

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  15. I have been wanting to do some robins eggs like yours. They turned out so lovely!! And you've given me yet another reason why I need apothecary jars!!

    Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  16. I'm drooling! I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my "featured" button

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  17. Wow! The eggs look amazing! What a great idea...is Folk Art the paint that Donna Dewberry uses? Just a random question =)

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  18. VERY VERY CUTE!! I found you though new friend friday - I'll be back often to visit. come visit me too!

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  19. So pretty and creative! Love the blue. Visiting from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. Have an awesome weekend!

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  20. HOW CUTE!! I {{heart}} them to pieces!

    Thanks for linking to CC!

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  21. I'm so glad I saw this and how you painted the eggs...definitely trying this!

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  22. I need to try my hand at those eggs. I love how they turned out! :)

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  23. They really do look like robin eggs... great job!

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  24. This is fantastic! I am going to include a link to this post in my Inspire My Saturday Post today. Thanks so much for sharing.

    XO*Tricia

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  25. Great job! I love those apothecary jars!

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  26. Those JARS rock. So do the speckled eggs, LOVE THEM.

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  27. Hi there,
    I love your eggs and spring decor! And GW is one of my favorite places to shop! I found your blog through the linky party on Fingerprints on the fridge and LOVE your blog! So creative!!! Can't wait to look around some more! :)
    Kristi

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  28. Hi Margo! I love this idea! I just had to stop by and tell you welcome to MI.! I have been going through your older posts and am now a follower so that I don't miss any of your future creative genious! I will now be buying the old cheese boards and domes I have been passing up! Thanks for the inspiration! Theresa

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  29. So fun! Your speckled eggs look great!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  30. Very creative idea! I love the blue speckled eggs! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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  31. Wahoo apothecary jars made from baby food jars...that's thinkin' outside the design box, love it! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday, and I followed ya as well!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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  32. Great idea! I'm gonna have to do that one! Oh and I am following you now too. I love your blog!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  33. I am loving those blue eggs. Such a pretty color! Thanks so much for linking this project up to my party!

    XOOX
    Jen

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