Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An Old Purse Gets a New Life

I bought this purse for $1 at a yard sale Saturday. I spray painted it black and then glued on some ribbon and scrapbook paper. Now I am using it in my office to hold small crafting supplies. How's that for an easy makeover?



45 comments:

Betsy said...

Can't beat that.

Fran said...

Well that looks precious! You did a great job.

Fran

Tracey said...

very cute!!!!!

Christine said...

Oooooh, I love that! How come I never find cute stuff like that at Yard Sales???

Great job!

mishebe said...

very cute. Maybe I will do that to my sewing box. hmm. mishelle

Michelle said...

It's beautiful, Angie!

Chris said...

I so look forward to your dollar finds and what you do to them, You amaze me.

Hugs,
Chris

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love that! I want to make one!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

The purse looks great...of course, you did paint it my new favorite color!

Tonya said...

I love it! What a creative idea! Yard sales are awesome!

Tricia Anne said...

Oh my goodness!! That is the cutest! It turned out very sweet. :o) Have you ever considered opening an Etsy shop? Your trays and now this adorable basket ... just a thought!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Heather said...

so cute!

Southerner said...

I love the way it turned out. http://diane1876.blogspot.com/ is having a trash to treasure tuesdays link you out to add this to!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Angie!

Oh I soooo soo love those picnic baskets!! Im actually ordering one from Lavender Hill studio, she's on my page too, her stuff is gorgeous! I lOVE what you did to yours! how clever you are!! great job , it looks fabulous! I'll post a pic of mine when I get it so you can see. Aren't they just the sweetest things? and yours is put to good use too! smart idea!

~ hugs ~ Cynthia

Sandy Toes said...

Oh...that is just great!! I love black toile!
-sandy toes

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Adorable! Love me some black and white toile!

Michelle said...

WOW! That looks amazing!

Shannon said...

That is so cute!

gail said...

You do some great transformations! Very talented- I would never think to do those things- very inspiring! I think I will try something!
Blessings~
Gail

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

What an amazing job you did! I love it!

joelandbecca said...

fabulous idea! I have one of those, and can't think of what to do with it! Perfect!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh how we love glue, paper and trim....makes the world go round!
Blessings,
Debbie

Erin said...

What a cute purse! I love what you did with it! I love the pattern of the paper you chose! Great Job Angie. By the way about my sign, I got the words cut by a lady I know, but I have seen them in the craft stores. Just measure the letters you buy then cut the wood!

squawmama said...

Hi Angie... First of all you can't beat that price and second it look awesome... you did a great job & I love it... Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Heather said...

I love the things you do with your garage sale finds!
There's a little something on my blog for you.

Gina said...

Love it! See, I would've walked right by that and though to myself how ugly. I need to retrain my eye to see the potential. lol

Amanda said...

geat find, and you made it even better!

Sue said...

I LOVE it....I would have passed it by but YOU had the eye to see what it could become. WOW!

Inspired Kara said...

FAB!!!! Seriously, I love it.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love how it turned out and I really love the price! Wish I had a craft room to put cute little things like that in!
Carrie

Manuela said...

That is so cute! I love it when things are pretty and useful!

Manuela

Screaming Meme said...

I love baskets! Is it really used as a purse? It looks like something ToTo would be in...:)

Nancy said...

I am new to your blog, and I love it! You have a beautiful home! I will be back again! Nancy

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Too clever! You've gotten me wanting trays to re-do...now I want a basket!

Christy said...

How clever is that!!!

Wendy said...

So cute!

Adam & Jessica said...

SUPER CUTE!!

bec4 said...

It's a great redo and honestly, I am glad you are not using it as a purse, a bit bulky and cumbersome I would think!

Daphine said...

Are you kidding me!?!?!? It turned out fabulous! WOW! You amaze me with your creative hands!

Mimi Sue said...

Love little baskets. Yours is so cute and just the right size. Mimi

Candy said...

You do have the touch! This looks so adorable now. Love all your transformations!

Junk Sophisticate

Katie said...

Love it!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh.my.goodness.gracious! I am SO impressed! It's beautiful! :) And you can't beat the deal!

Jackie said...

Adorable!!!

I have tons of longaberger baskets. Should I spray paint some I wonder?

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