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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Trophy Wife!

How do y'all thrift? Do you go looking for something specific, or do you go with NO idea what your going for? Every once in a while I am on the hunt for that special something, but most of the time I 'm just looking for stuff that I love...or at least really like. On one of my thrifty  trips I discovered a new love, and each one was only $1.00. What did I have to lose...except $2.00 and a little space in the garage. I paid my $2.00 and became an instant "trophy" wife...a wife who loves trophies...like this one...
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I like the moose
There were two of these trophies, and I thought....bookends! I removed the metal plates, cleaned em' and then grabbed a cute stencil...
Thanks Mr. Hansen
Cleaned and ready to stencil
Fun stencil
Found this tool to etch a design
Done!
Before putting the plate back on, I used some of my yellow paint from my Game Cabinet to brighten em' up. So here they are in all their glory...


Who needs a deer...I gotta moose!
Don't ya just love a little bling...I see I forgot
to add a screw...oops!
All my books are already packed, so games will do
See my favorite movie
Do you just love yellow?
Thanks for stopping by...I love comments so tell me what ya think!


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17 comments:

Cynthia said...

I am telling you what a difference paint can make. This looks so different. It is unreal.

Cynthia

Artsy VaVa said...

Love what you did with the trophies!!!

sara @ applestone drive said...

Very creative. I'm not sure I would have had that vision just by looking at those trophies. Great job!

Twice Nice said...

I love the Moose (es, plural, however you write it)! What a fun find!

Country Gal said...

WOW ! they look great ! awesome idea . I do more antiquing then thrifting but I do love it when something speaks to me to take it home ! Have a good day !

Brie Holtrop said...

how fun! I love it! I especially like your fancy etching tool! I want to try that too! :)

Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Awesome Idea! I am loving the yellow! I think you need to guest post for my weekly series Spray Painters Anonymous! You are the perfect person to contribute!

let me know!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, what a difference ... good for you for having the vision to make it so. I love these happy finds. Thanks for the inspiration, and for visiting my blog. I'm happy to follow you right back.

Ruby's said...

Amazing and that you did it all by yourself. You are very creative and your blog very nice. It will be fun to follow your blogs too :)

Evelyn said...

How clever you are and I so love the finished product (especially the price) Thank you for visiting my blog and your invite to come over. I have enjoyed reading you blog and am now following you on Linky Followers.

Night Garden Design said...

Stopping by from the CSI Project; what a fascinating and interesting project! I really like how it turned out.

Julia Fischer said...

What a great idea! Love it:)

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a great transformation!!
Thanks for following :)

Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Leslie said...

Cute! That moose is a lot of fun...and it looks so great in yellow!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Very neat idea! I love the etching! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

Heather said...

Love it - especially the color ... my favorite! Thanks for checking out Diapered Daze and Knights. I am your newest follower...

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Very cool! I almost never have a goal in mind, but usually end up finding something I just can't live without! ;)

Thanks for stopping by! Glad to have found you!