February 19, 2011

Adding Vintage Jewels

Adding vintage bling to the ordinary makes it extraordinary.

I look for the ordinary object and decide how to enhance it

Now we all know I love crystals, but they just can't go on everything!

So, I go to my boxes of vintage bling

And find the perfect piece

And attach it with E-6000

Taking an ordinary power jar

Spraying it with heirloom white paint

A light sanding

And it is ready to go in my booth at 

I think I priced these around $14.00 each

I am a girl that loves bling and hate to sell them!

Give us some more ideas
What have you blinged up!!

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Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol, you have such fantastic ideas!! And I want to thank you for sharing them with us and inspiring us to be as creative as you are!


Unknown said...

Oh, gosh Carol...those are so neat! I love the jar especially. And I'm super envious of all your vintage bling you have on hand!!

The only thing I've blinged up is a dress I'm wearing tonite. It's only a year or two old, but when I had it dry cleaned it came back without some of the bling on the broach attached to the bodice. Didn't notice that until just recently! Since I couldn't find a suitable broach to substitute, I simply glued on some blingy jewels I had and you can't tell the diff!


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

Carol darlin' you will LOVE this... I just got two of those letter holders and I have that powder jar....now I was gonna paint the letter holders white but NOT the powder jar ... so seee we are a bit different :)) :)) :))


Susan said...

Your powder jar is so pretty with its bling!! I absolutely love the letter holders. The could be used to hold napkins as well!

Something Special said...

I love your sweet little makeovers with the bling added. It gives me some great ideas. What kind of paint are you using on the brass and silver? I would guess it is spray paint.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Carol!
How in the world do you come up with all of your wonderful ideas for your booth!!!! I love how you added the bling to the towel holder and that sweet little dresser jar now has lots of pizzaz!

I would sure like to have your stash of bling.
Wow, lot's of collecting there.

How's the little table doing? Mine is still hanging around.


Ricki Treleaven said...

Carol, I am *so* digging the blingage! Your projects look extra special!

Createology said...

I just love the transformation you give to the pieces you sell. Too bad I am not in Florida. Your boxes of jewels are just over the moon. Happy selling...

Nancy said...

Just Love it!! You are so Inspiring Carol, I have one of those Jars in my glass jar stash. It would look so cool on my New Vanity. Thanks my dear for sharing another wonderful idea!!
Huggs, Nancy

Debbiedoos said...

Good morning Carol! Love the touch of vintage bling. It really gives lots of things new life! That would even make a nice touch to napkin rings, with some floral shabby napkins, oh how cute that would be. Have a great day!

Laurie Brown said...

Those are lovely!

My problem is that a piece of jewelry has to be *seriously* broken before it goes in the box instead of me wearing it!

Mari said...




Thanks for more great ideas! No spray painting today...UGH!!! Can't wait to get away for a few days!

Vicki said...

Carol, these turned out great! Oh my do you have some bling stored away. Just gorgeous. I actually had better luck at Renningers this time for hardware, linens and smalls. In November though, I did better on old books, vintage jewelry and some housewares. Funny. The weather was amazing here this weekend! I'm putting you on my blog roll so we can better stay in touch. Take care! Can't wait to see what you found.

Unknown said...

Thanks for visiting, love the added jewels, they really make the pieces!

Kirby said...

Love your "bling"! Very cute!

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

Beautiful!! You really transformed these pieces, I bet they'll fly out of your booth! So pretty!!

sweetpea said...

hi carol! thanks for your sweet comment about chloe. she was a unique part of our family for sure.



Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Very nice projects Carol! Your bling stash is fab ~ I wish! It's so hard to find nice costume jewelry around here at a decent price. It all seems so expensive. You've done a nice job of collecting it all! ~Stacy~ (*_*)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

They are all so pretty. You are very creative. ~~Sherry~~

Anonymous said...

Ha! And I thought I had a lot of bling waiting to be used...but you topped me big time. I really don't bling anything right now except my journals and necklaces. The neck pieces I am working on for the booth. I am thinking I may do some of the Christmas window lights you blinged, later on in the summer. Depends on if I can find lots of them at yard sales. Oh wow...so much to do...so little time. I have been a painting fool this past weekend and want to make some t-shirts with butterflies for the grand-girls later on this week. Can I get it all done...??? that is the $64,000.00 question. :) xoxo

Sue said...

You have quite the bling collection! I love the unique way you've decided to use your pieces, so pretty!

Vicki said...

Hey, Carol. Email me when you get a chance. Shelley at Sweet Pea Home wants to get some Central Florida bloggers together for lunch.

Debbie said...

I haven't blinged a noteworthy thing, but I have a few ideas running through my head right now...

I love that jar that you painted the heirloom white.

Lindy said...

I love what you've done with these pieces. I passed some of the same ones up before because I couldn't imagine what to do with them. Great ideas here!

Unknown said...

Love bling and Heirloom White. One can never go wrong, girlfriend :::winks:::
YOU are amazing and so creative.
Question for you....what is the largest piece of furniture you spray painted with Heirloom?
P.S. Going for my weigh in tomorrow.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Ok I am so "copying" I mean stealing! Ha ha. I am doing this to some dishes. Will link back to you! Thanks

sandi collins said...

your ideas for altering to vintage awesome.do you treat the brass before you spray paint? does it chip?