Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Insert Title Here -->

I've picked up a few goodies at Goodwill over the past month or so. It's a little slow during the winter months so I haven't found much. Things will pick up during rummage sale season though. Anyway, I picked up this little perpetual calendar for $2. It still has the original Hallmark sticker on it with the $12.95 price tag.
I also picked up these bunnies.
They were pretty darn ugly with that crap around their necks but I liked the shape. Plus they were only 50 cents a piece so I thought I could afford to experiment with them. I worked on them this past weekend. They were a challenge to say the least.
It took a good hour and a half to pull all that junk off. Whoever decorated them used a ton of hot glue. So I pulled as much of the stuff off as I could by hand, then started pulling at the glue with a pair of pliers. I got as much glue off as I could then sanded them down.
I pulled out some scrapbook paper and mod podged it on. I'm not sure if I'm completely finished with them, but after working on them for over two hours I decided to quit. Not bad for a $2 project.
****
I got this cute Valentine from Nicolle at Boyd's Crazy Mama in the mail today. What a cutie!

14 comments:

julie & joe said...

I've discovered that using your hair dryer on hot glue melts it just enough that it is much easier to remove.

Angie said...

I think the bunnies are adorable! I love cute scrapbook paper!

Nicolle said...

I love the calendar. What a find! The bunnies turned out gorgeous! You are so talented!

I'm glad you liked the Valentine. I wish it would have come earlier though. :)

Katie said...

I LOVE those little bunnies! They are so so cute! Great job!

Amy said...

I love your creativeness. I never find anything at such a bargain.

Nicol said...

I love how those bunnies turned out! Super cute!

I am giving you a blog award, please come over to get it!

Nicol said...

I love how those bunnies turned out! Super cute!

I am giving you a blog award, please come over to get it!

Darlene said...

I haven't even been thrifting lately...it seems like they have just had junk.

Your bunnies turned out great and I love those perpetual calendars. I have one in the window above my kitchen sink.

Rona's Home Page said...

I love your seeing your finds. I would definitely love that calendar.
Great job on the bunnies.

Sissy said...

Love the use of scrapbook paper on the bunnies! How cute! I don't ever seem to find anything good at the goodwill near me. Just junk. But I keep going back cause I see all the good stuff that other people find.

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Love the projects! I've missed seeing your creations.

Jodi said...

I think my feed reader is broke because I haven't seen a post from you in a few days and here you posted about 5 since the last time I read anything from you...so sorry!

I wish I could go thrift shopping with you because you find some great stuff. I like what you did with the bunnies! And that calendar is great too!

Jessica said...

I love the bunnies! So cute!

Victorian Lady said...

What a great job on the bunnies! :) I love shopping goodwill like that for craft supplies. :)

Mere