February 11, 2011

Fancy Push Pins, Candle Holders and a Bulletin Board, Transformation

A Potpourri of Transformations Destined for my Booth at Orange Tree Antiques. 

I loved how this bulletin board turned out

I knew with a little lovin it would be perfect

I included a couple of shabby push pins I found at the dollar store and painted.

Then shabbied them up

When I sell bulletin boards it's a nice touch to add some push pins.

Sometimes it is just that little extra touch that will get you the sale.

I have talked a lot about adding crystals and just wanted to give you one more idea.

This is a candle holder with just the tear drop crystals

When I find tall candle holders I like to add the tear drop crystals at the end of a crystal chain.


The crystal chain adds a dramatic effect, I am putting this in my booth for $19.00

I purchase my crystals at Freedom Crystals

Heres a candle opera before 


With crystal chains

This one has already sold, but if you ever see anything I am putting in my booth that you just can't live without, send me an email. 

I just have to show you this pink swan I found

I think it is a Lefton and from the 50's

I couldn't figure out if it was totally cheesy or if it was adorable, but I just had to have it!

The best part was that I didn't have to sand it, paint it, or hang crystals from it, all it needed was a bath!

Happy Crafting!



⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous transformations Carol...and I have to say your photos are pretty spectacular too!!~ Have a great weekend my friend. XO

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Love the transformation the crystal chains are adorable great job and the pink swan is not at all cheesy I think it is sweet!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the bulletin board and push pins. I also think the swan is charming.

Sheilagh said...

I think your transformations are amazing and the swan reminds me of my childhood. Thank you:)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love crystals on almost anything! I also really love that bullentin board! Great ideas with the push pins too!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh I love the swan Carol, is it for sale too?
I have to say you are so darned creative you just amaze me and I so look forward to your posts! The bulletin board is gorgeous. The people in your neighborhood are really lucky to have you living there! Let me know about the swan please!
Tina xo

Rebecca said...

I'm in LOVE with that bulletin board. SEND IT RIGHT ON OVER! OK?

You amaze me with your creations my friend. What a JOY to visit you! LOVE IT!


Gina said...

I love when you share all your booth goodies with us...everything is so pretty!

bee'nme said...

Carol, your transformations are always so inspiring, and the details and extra touches you add, like the custom push pins, make your projects really shine! And Swannie, yep, she's a keeper...love the colors and the roses, She would be precious holding small rolled washcloths or handtowels in a shabby or vintage-style bathroom. Cute!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs & Blessings,

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Carol I love that the bulletin board! Did you paint the cork part too?


Debbie said...

Fantastic! I do love the difference those crystals make.

I think that bulletin board is wonderful, too.

Kim said...

Hello Carol! I am a crystal girl myself and I love anything that's dripping with bling! Your pushpins are very creative too.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Roselle said...

Carol: You always take the forgotten and sometimes ugly and make them into such beautiful treasures!
Happy Valentine's Weekend with the ones you love!

Susan said...

Carol! What an amazing difference you made with the candelabra! It is beautiful!! I love all the crystals!!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Carol I just adore your bulletin board and I need one, right by my computer...how perfect yours would be and of course with some of your darling push pins....
Your candle holders are so pretty, too! Isn't it amazing what white paint and crystals can do?
Happy Pink Saturday And Happy Valentines Day!

CareyAnn said...

I just found your blog on Pink Sat. and I am so glad I did. I love your creations and love the crystal idea. Thanks for sharing how you did it and where to buy the crystals. I am now going to follow you. Have a lovely Valentine's Day.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

It's allll wonderful ! Okay now here is the scary part....I have found several swans too ..smaller and not as pretty as yours so I guess that makes me the ugly stepsister LOL

Lisalulu said...

you are A-mazing! what delightful goodies you create. I'm a fan, thumbs way, way up

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Beautiful transformations my talented friend. Hugs!

sissie said...

Hey Carol,
Thanks for the lovely compliment on my booth. It means so much coming from a talented artist as yourself!
I love the bulletin board and the added touches do indeed make the sale! Love the push pins.....sweet!
I always try to add crystals to candlesticks and candlelabras too. I think it gives them that somethin special. Candlelabras sell very good for me but sometimes the crystals can be costly.
I'm going to the site that you use and check it out.
The one you sold already is really pretty. I can't keep them in my booth for long either.

How's the table doing??? LOL. Mine's still sittin there takin up space!



Hi Carol,
I never thought about spray painting a bulletine board..now I will! The little push pins are so sweet. You are one creative gal.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Sandy said...

Thanks for the comments on Zuzu, made me grin.
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!
Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Char said...

I have been seeing swans all over the place. I think they are the next big thing. Love what you are doing with everything, Char