Find & Fix it Friday: Craft Station with Vintage Pressed Glass
This Friday we have a double fix it for you!
Over the Christmas season, I spent quite a bit of time and energy perusing thrift stores for unique gifts and diy projects. Invariably, when on the hunt, I can’t help but succumb to the temptation of bringing home a couple treasures for my own home. I was good this year! I promise! I genuinely did not overindulge when I was supposed to be shopping for others, but I did pick up a couple of really cute vintage pressed glass pieces. Actually, I found three….and three sounds to me like the beginning of a collection. Collections in themselves are really cool displayed, but I decided to make it a tad more utilitarian. Check it out:
First vessel needing some TLC:
Did you notice at first glance that this is a genuine Fire King? Someone actually sprayed it this weird golden hue. But, check out the price tag:
For a whopping 99c, I decided that it was worth saving this vintage piece…or at least trying 🙂 But, lemme show you my other piece before I dive into my fixin’ maneuvers.
Cute, right? This is the finish that I know is under the other gold-sprayed one. And check out the price tag:
Nice score, right? You bet I was able to justify 99c and 75c for some vintage treasures!
After trying a soapy scrub, I decided my golden vase needed something a bit more intense to remove the spray paint.
I doused out a big glop and began to spread it on thick.
Now, leaving this to sit and do it’s magic….I moved on to my tiny vessel. Not really needing any “fixing,” I decided to transform it into something useful.
First, I found this super cool vest that I bought at a thrift store about 5 years ago. It has been sitting in my fabric pile, just waiting to be turned into something cool….and today was THE day. Who could resist those cool hot air balloons?
Cutting out a small circle, I began doing a simple running stitch along the edge.
Pulling the thread gently, I gathered my little circle fabric into a pouch and began to stuff it with some batting.
I didn’t pull it all the way closed, but I did secure it with a knot. When turned over, my tiny hot air balloon looks so plumb and cute. Can you guess what I’m making, yet?
Check it out:
Lookin’ adorable and practical, if I do say so myself! Now, back to my spray painted treasure that needed restoring.
It was so easy to wipe off. Yay!! Just a little wiping and scrubbing around some of the intricate design and I was set!
My little vintage pressed glass craft looks perfect!!
I use the vintage plaid ice cooler for yarn storage, and now I have smaller vessels in place to organize all my tools. Look at how cute my DIY pincushion is…ridiculous! Oh, happy day!
I love my new little collection and it’s fabulous utilitarian make-over!