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Friday, May 11, 2012

Napkin Holder


I pulled this wooden tray out of the auction trash a couple of weeks ago.
I needed a napkin holder and thought I'd try to give it a make over!


I mixed up some black and white craft paints (also from the auction trash!)
 and gave it a single coat of dark grey paint.
Then I drew on a little decorative number on the end and used a paint pen to fill it in.


I think it's working out rather well! :)


The little green depression glass salt shaker was from the auctions, too!  But not the trash.  It was
in one of the boxes of vintage bottles that I bid on.  I think it's sweet, worn lid and all! :)

68 comments:

  1. Love this Betsy look really nice:)

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    1. Thank you, gloria. It was fun to do...I love picking stuff out of that trash! haha.

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    2. I love paint in wood too:)

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    3. Betsy look after what he wrte in my post OMG only read

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    4. Sorry is Pat ha! Im ceazy too write a stuff like was in the Island

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    5. hahaha...oh that Pat. That was funny. Yes, you need a break from being buried! lol.

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    6. Betsy You always celebrate Pat amd foe this he is more bad:)

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    7. haha...I know. I laugh at him and it encourages him to be worse. But I can't help it. He cracks me up! lol. You have to admit, his comment on your blog made you smile! :)

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    8. Yes But the people yjay comments in my blg dont have idea about buries, holes and Islands sigh!!

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    9. hahaha...yes, that's what makes it so funny. :) Maybe they will go to his blog to read about it and think you really did get buried. They will think you live a double life of excitement! Oh dear....LOL~

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    10. Betsy how I said you celebrate all Pat make sigh!

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    11. Do you want me to join Anne and Dez and beat up on him? lol....

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    12. Pfft you saw what happened to those that join the alliance at my shore
      They go boom and simply are no more
      The cat will never stop
      As it is too much fun letting the comments drop
      And burying Glory Dear in holes
      Such lofty goals

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    13. haha...Pat, you're confusing the cooking girls
      as they come to give Gloria's blog a twirl
      reading that she's in the ground
      might make them frown!
      hahahahaha

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  2. Looks good, like a totally different piece. Made it your own. Very neat.

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    1. Now I'm trying to imagine how you would have painted it. :) Something with abstract lines, maybe? ha.

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  3. well you certainly brought it up to style, no more the eighties look!

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    1. It was very 80ish, wasn't it? ha.

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  4. Matches perfect with your signature 5! You're so crafty and creative :)

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    1. thanks...I do, too! Much better!

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  6. oh wow you did really well with it...love the 5 on it as well...smiles...and the dark colors make it pop...

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  7. That is a perfect napkin holder and your makeover is beautiful. Love that salt shaker too!

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    1. I think I even like the salt shaker more! ha.

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  8. Job well done
    With the paint you spun
    Looks like it is brand new
    From the first one in view
    Fits in just right
    Let's hope no furballs knock it down at night..haha

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    1. hahah furballs have been knocking books off of shelves
      while we are trying to sleep ourselves.
      crazy kitties at play
      why not sleep at night and play during the day?

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    2. haha that would be too easy to do
      They don't do that at any zoo
      They would rather keep all awake
      With the noise they make

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    3. I would rather they curled up on my bed
      and snored by my head!
      lol....

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  9. I like the salt shaker AND the napkin holder!

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  10. GREAT makeover on the napkin holder, Betsy. And, I LOVE the little salt shaker! blessings ~ Tanna

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    1. I know...it's so sweet...and I only paid one cent for it!

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    2. Oh my! what a steal! I wouldn't be fit to go to auctions! Like your makeover to by the way, especially the 5 on the end there. What is it about the numbers? I've been thinking I need a 6 somewhere... and a big fat G to go with it. ha

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    3. yes, you do! Get out your paint and put it on something! hahaha. But you have to post it so I can see! :)

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    4. have to finish some other things first. then maybe :)

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  12. The number FIVE is a great number.
    I like any number with a 5 in it.
    Good eye, also.
    High Five!

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  13. Love the gray, and it looks so nice on the counter with all the neat items in the picture. I feel like I got to visit you kitchen. I bought a napkin holder at the thrift store a couple month's ago, that matches my kitchen with it's splashes of red.

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    1. I love the grey, too...but I've always loved that color. I see that it's practically overtaken my house decor and my wardrobe. lol :)

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    2. I bet you look nice in grey.. The picture of me and my sis I'm wearing grey with the new white, red and grey scarf I got for my BD. Usually my closet is shades of brown, beige, cream, etc..... My girls once said "Mom, your closet is boring...add some color for goodness sakes" HaHa so I have!

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  14. You've totally rejuvenated it! It's lovely! Take care
    x

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    1. It does look a bit younger and fresher, doesn't it! :)

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  15. Brilliant! Some look and see what it was but you look and see what it could be.

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    1. I like that deb...what a neat way to phrase it!

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    2. I think that's a God concept. Ah, like Father...like daughter(you).

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  16. Just lovely what you did with the napkin holder, Betsy. Okay I think you've inspired me to get on with my own painting projects (like the bathroom medicine cabinet)!

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    1. yes, but you're a real artist...so, when painting a medicine cabinet, do you get the urge to paint a beautiful landscape on the door? :)

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  17. Wonderful work on the napkin holder...clever, you!

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  18. Yep, looks much better. And I like the salt shaker, too.

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  19. I'd go dumpster diving with you any day!

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    1. haha...we might be fighting over the same trash! lol....

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  20. Good morning I went off the computer all the morning:)
    Hope you have a nice day!

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    1. I did have fun out shopping with my friend, yes. :) And we had lunch out, too! Nice.

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  21. Dear Betsy, your new napkin holder is lovely, you are so skilled.;)
    I hope you have been well, looking forward to catch up with you and everyone else and to start blogging on regular bases again.;)
    Love that new picture of you on the sidebar, have a great Friday.;)
    xoxo

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    1. I've missed you Zuzana! Just popped over to your place yesterday to see if there were any signs of life. haha.

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  22. Very nice!
    The makeovers that can been done quickly are the best. 8~)
    Have a Happy Mother's Day!
    Nancy

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    1. I think so, too..spur of the moment, no cost and quickly finished! yay! :)

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  23. Well done on this. Great work! Have a nice weekend

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    1. thanks alida..hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  24. yes, sure enough, you made it better! Very nicely done too, I might add.

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