Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Climbing my Chippy Ladder to Success!

Though this may actually be a railing in it's former life, it wasn't until I envisioned it as a ladder that I was able to find a successful solution to decorating with it. Thanks to Ms. Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET Style, I've learned for some pieces, you need to flip them over, turn them upside down and inside out, before you can see their real potential!

As you can see, when I first looked at it, I immediately wanted to keep it as a railing. But it didn't seem to fit anywhere. Thankfully I had taken a few tips from Sue!

Once turned, it's potential was visualized. And I loved all the nooks and cranny's this piece has. They make perfect ledges to showcase some of my favorite collections.

For this I wanted to display some of my vintage camera's and included some picture frames (or film holders in their previous life).

Does this look familiar? It was a project I did back in February using vintage film holders (see Picture Book-na-na-na-na-na-na).

How 'bout a family picture? Have to include them, now don't I. Nice lookin' bunch, dontcha think?

Here's a closeup of the above camera. It's called a Cine Camera and was able to take pictures at a rapid pace as to appear to be moving. Fun piece!

I love, love, love using vintage store sign holders. This one is a petite version. Cute! For the sign in it, I just whipped it up using my computer. Instant personalization!

So I hope this project encourages you to think out-of-the-box. Something doesn't need to be what it was meant to be. Be creative!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea! So creative and it looks great.
pk @ room remix

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a great idea!! I looks GREAT!! Love your camera collection!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda

trash talk said...

That's what I call working it, girl!

Aura said...

It looks beautiful! My cats would knock everything off, so I will admire it from a distance in your home ;)

red.neck chic said...

Oh...I love that!!! GORGEOUS!!!

maryboys said...

this is certainly chippy perfection...i love it! the patina, the graphic pattern, the lovely spaces for display...what more could a junker want??? perfectly wonderful...*squeal*!


philben5 said...

Love it!! It's so fun to see different uses for what some would consider "junk"... but to us dear junk friend....we see a treasure!

Becky said...

Love this piece, and love what you did with it. Outside the box is best.


Three Shabby Chicks said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. I want one! Great blog too. blessing's, Robin


Very creative. I also love what you choose to display on it!

ShabbySheep said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it! I'm slowly transforming our home to shabby. Slowly, as to not freak my husband out totally. We already have a pink and white bedroom and he's OK with that. Now on to white slipcovers for the living room!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Love it,and your blog!!All the best,Chrissy

Mindy said...

Indeed! The old, turn it every which way til it makes sense. Good for you. I really like it in it's new life. Cool stuff on it, as well. ~Mindy

Zane Wooder said...

I didn't realize how beautiful vintage sign holders were. I can totally understand why you love them.

-Zane of ontario honey


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