Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday's Treasury List ~ Amethysts

'Amethysts' by hartleyrowe

Tomorrow would have been my mother's 80th birthday. She loved amethysts. I thought I would browse Etsy for some great jewelry using amethysts. I know she would have loved all of these!

Gorgeous 3 Stone Amethyst Ring Antique in Sterling Silver Size 7 // Filigree Precious Gemstone Victorian Art Deco - LaPlumeNoir
Katherine Necklace - VIctorian Goth Vintage Swarovski Amethyst Crystal Cabochon - blackpersimmons
Claddagh ring, 5mm Heart Amethyst, Solid sterling silver - tranceformation
18" Sterling silver heart locket keepsake pendant with amethyst & 18" Italy bead chain - Katybeads

Monday, August 19, 2013

DIY Jewelry Organizer ~ Yes, I Used Pallets!

I thought I would share one of my latest creations using salvaged boards.  The jewelry organizer above is made from two pallet boards and two old fence boards.  They were attached to each other with 1" wood screws.  I added cup hooks and a wooden dowel to finish off the construction.  The boards are finished with Minwax Mission Oak stain followed by my trusty old favorite, Howard Feed n Wax.  There's a saw tooth hanger on the back for easy hanging.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday's Treasury List ~ Libraries!

I went back to work last week. It's been a great summer, but I sure did miss my library. I have the best job in the world!  Even though I work in an elementary school library, I thought I would see what Etsy has to offer in a search for public library creations. Here's a collection of what I found.

'Libraries!' by hartleyrowe

Library = My favorite place!

NYC library photograph - New York City library reading room books literature architecture marble lobby - nyc0034 - DeepLightPhotography
the library is brain's best friend - pinback button badge - beanforest
vintage wood chairs / library or office chairs / set of 2 chairs - 86home
Wooden Library Card Case Photograph. St. Louis Central Public Library Photography. 8x10 Fine Art Print. Affordable Wall Art. - Briole

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Thift Store Table Facelift

I love searching for treasures in thrift stores. There are stores here in San Diego that have become my favorites. I found this lovely little table while visiting one of them.   I brought it home and stored it in the garage, not knowing quite what to do with it. It kept me company in the garage for a few months as I worked on other projects. Finally, after I had finished making creations out of all the wood planks that were stored on top of it, I decided to give the sweet little table it's well deserved face lift.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday's Treasury List ~ Beautiful Succulents

'Succulents' by hartleyrowe

I love succulents! These tender plants look so vulnerable, yet are stronger than most of us. I never realized how creative so many people could be in designing planters and vases for these special plants.

Succulent in tiny wood planter. Great gift idea or keeper plant/succulent for your Home decor. - FlowersontheFly
Small hand created rustic planter with succulent arrangement - RotdCreations
Set of 5 - Wine Cork Succulent Planters with your choice of mount - TheLovelySuccubent
SALE-Blissful Living Succulent Wreath - 12" - SucculentBliss

More Pallet Love

I finally finished the wine rack (or book shelf, picture display, or planter....) I was working on.  As you know, if you've read my blog before, I love pallets!  I love to create interesting, useful things from pallets and I try to sneak them in the garage when my hubby isn't watching.