Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Trash to Treasure Transformation ...


Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words is hosting "Trash to Treasure Tuesdays," which is a great idea.

Be sure and visit Diane to see her clever transformation of an old suitcase into an attractive way to store family photos.

Today, I'd like to share one of my favorite "Trash to Treasure" finds. I found this ornate old planter in a junk shop and it was dirty and tarnished and covered with cobwebs, but I was delighted with it and hurriedly paid the man $20.00 for it before he could change his mind.

Isn't it amazing what a little Brasso and Liquid Gold can do!

Thank you, Diane, for this great idea ... I look forward to seeing everyone's "new treasures."

17 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
Thanks for playing along! You have a real eye for a treasure! I need to have you along with me to help me see the potential in stuff.

It is beautiful and looks great in your home!

Diane

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a lovely "find" and treasure!

Deb said...

Gorgeous planter. Definitely a treasure!

salmagundi said...

That's beautiful in it's final form. It took your good eye to see it's potential! Sally

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Way to go! What a neat trash to treasure. You shame me, Janie. I need to polish so many things in this house. Better haul out the brasso (and I also like that stuff that comes wadded in a tin).

Yours looks great! :-)

Sheila

Picket said...

Morning girl! What a beautiful transformation..gorgeous 'treasure'...I even liked it in it's old state! lol Great find girl!

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh that is beautiful! What a treasure.

beth at aunties said...

Wow, it turned out beautiful!!!!
I will have to remember that product.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful and amazing transformation! ~Rhonda :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful and amazing transformation! ~Rhonda :)

Darlene said...

I came over from Diane's blog to visit. That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL now not trash anymore!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful find Janie. You made it shine again!Looks great.

jeanne said...

Janie, you can definitely spot a possible treasure. You made that poor ugly thing beautiful. Lovely with the flower arrangements Great art transformation.

Hugs...Jeanne

Anonymous said...

What a beauty Janie !!!

Kathy :)

nikkicrumpet said...

HOLY MAKEOVER BATMAN!!! That looks soooo good! Very elegant...and what a bargain!

Cottage Rose said...

Beautiful just beautiful. What a great treasure..

Hugs;
Alaura

Gretchen said...

I can honestly say I've never seen such a miraculous transformation in my life. No wonder you paid and ran.

Gretchen