Sunday, May 22, 2011

Science Anyone?

Thanks to the magic of scheduling a post, I can still post a before and after while on vacation!

I found this in a thrift shop and knew immediately what it was going to become. Was this some sort of spice rack? Spoon holder? Anyone know?

It got a coat of primer, then sprayed a pretty Ocean Blue

Now comes the science part; test tubes! These weren't as easy to find as I thought, but they finally appeared at an artist's market here in town.

Isn't this adorable? Now, I have fake flowers, but real flowers would look very pretty too - and they would last with a little water in the test tubes - genius!

My fav photo spot in my backyard

Sometimes, the inspiration is immediate but it takes time to put the pieces together. Other times, a piece has to grow on me for it to reveal what it should become. I have a few of the latter in my office that are sitting there, waiting to reveal what they were meant to be.

Anyone else have pieces that they don't know what to do with? Need some inspiration? Post it to my Facebook page and let the crafting community help you out!

Linking this to these parties:

Coloradolady Vintage Thingee Thursday
Junker Newbie Would You Buy It Wednesday
Polly Want a Crafter
Stuff and Nonsense Fridays Unfolded
At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday


  1. Hi Jill (fellow junker)
    I love this! I think it was a pipe rack. My grandfather had one like it, he slipped his smoking pipes into it for display.
    Susan @

  2. It looks great what you did with it! Very creative!

  3. GREAT "before and after". I love that blue!

  4. It looks great Jill! I love the blue that you used!

  5. My Grandfather also had a pipe rack. I prefer your usage. I saw an antiques program that predicts smoking paraphenalia will go up in price as a collectible.

  6. I love the science chic! And I love junk! Visiting from the Crafty Scientist =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  7. Very cute! And yes, that was a pipe rack.

  8. I really love this! the color is amazing! I have to say I probably would have passed right over it.

    thanks for linking up at my new party :-)

  9. I would say the original is a pipe rack. I cannot believe what you did with it. That is such a clever idea, and you did so well with it. I loved visiting and seeing what you created.

  10. Very CUTE! So fresh and pretty! :)


    P.S. This would be great for Fresh-Cut Friday next week! :)

  11. What a great idea! I love the paint color you used on it too! It's so fresh and summer looking.

  12. Wow! It looks great and I love how you added the test tubes... it's almost as if it was made for them!

  13. So clever and cute! Love the pop of color from the flowers against that vibrant blue. Thanks so much for coming over and sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

  14. looks great. very creative. i love it:)
    thanks for sharing:)
    have a great day!!!!

  15. How cute great idea you came up with why I so love bloggin and dont post much on my own cause I am 2 busy lookin at everyone elses! LOL

  16. Hi Jill! Thanks so much for linking up for Fresh-Cut Friday. :) I'm following you to now. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)


  17. Stunningly, I'm really behind in reading posts again so I only just saw this, but I love it! And not just because of the science connection... it's just so cute and fun and simple without being boring, you know?! : )


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