I've been wanting to join the Flickr group Project Restyle ever since it was up and running earlier this year and I'm so excited to finally be a part of it. It's hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, Elsie of A Beautiful Mess. As you well know if you've been here for any amount of time, my passion is upcycling and repurposing and I've really enjoyed all of the great things I've seen in the group so far! Check it out when you get a chance.
My first entry is this old mailbox with an artificial rusted patina I found while thrifting on our trip to Minot, ND when Mark was working for an oil company out there this past winter. I think it was around $4.00, if I remember correctly.
I've picked so much stuff up over the years and it's really hard to remember exactly how much everything is off the top of my head. (And I don't feel like looking it up right now in my little notebook where I keep track of things like that.) And, let's be real - I've picked up so much stuff over the past six months, there is no way I'd remember everything exactly!
I primed it both inside and out, painted it with several coats of spray paint, distressed it, and embellished it with a little vintage card and Mod Podge for use in a studio or home office and it will be listed in the junk shop sometime in the coming weeks along with numerous other upcycled treasures as I find time to photograph them all!
P.S. That blue in the 'Before' photos hurts my eyes, too. I tried to tone it down a little, without much success.