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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Trash To Treasure



I've been painting my way out of the mess that I had in my painting area. I love to turn something that has been discarded into something useful...trash to treasure. It's always funny when I set up at the craft shows and someone goes down memory lane holding a surface that I repurposed that they remember from their past.

I turned an old Frigidaire ice cube tray into a kitchen towel holder. I remember these trays so well as my grandma had an old Frigidaire. I always am on the look out for these ice cube trays when I'm out at the flea markets and I was lucky enough to find 3 awhile back with the guts missing, but that's ok as I don't need that part of the try. They are the ones that had that handle that you would pull down to crack the ice.


I primed the ice cube tray and then basecoated it almond over which I sponged trail tan. I painted a gingerbread based on a design by Deb Richey (The Sugarbucket) on the tray. I added a simple cotton kitchen towel to the handle and a red checked fabric strip to hang it on the wall with...Viola! A kitchen towel holder.

10 comments:

  1. Wow that is so neat...Creative mind you have....Have a wonderful day..Lisa

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  2. Such a clever idea! Great job!

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  3. Looks great...love seeing new uses for old items!

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  4. I'm not familiar with Deb Richey but I sure am with these trays! Really cute and clever towel holder!!

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  5. Dee that is freaking adorable..I love what you did with that ice cube tray..whodathunk..;) seriously cute idea..I know more will be copying this one..you are most talented.;)

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  6. At our house we always called those trays....Knucklebusters! Such a clever idea!

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