Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blue Trellis Or Rack

I am currently trying to clear projects out of the way because I know I will be buying more at the 44-mile Peachtree 23  Yard Sale running from Modoc, SC, to Leesville, SC, on Saturday, June 1.

The port-a-crib featured in  Thrifty Thrills (read here)  was crying out for a make-over. 

 In its condition it was a danger to small children so it needed a brand-new life as something else.

Casters!  It had casters!  Of course I stole those and put them directly into my caster collection. 

It appeared to want to be a rack for hanging linens or a trellis for vines.

First the legs were removed and its front end.

Painlessly, I assure you.

Dark brown wood did not appeal to me, but my favorite turquoise did.

Up on the painting bins the frame went and was promptly sprayed with the lovely color.

Above you can see it with a grapevine wreath - I rather liked that look.

Here it is styled with one lonely dresser scarf.

I wired the top (former sides) to stay in place.

The bottom can be unfolded all the way or partially like here.

The whole frame can be folded flat for easy storage.

So next time you find one of these out-dated port-a-cribs look at it with new eyes - it might just be the perfect trellis for your garden!

When I carried it in to my booth, I took several vintage dish towels to display on it.  I went out to the car to bring in more items and turned to see it leaving the store with its new owner.  I am glad it found a home so fast.  Now I need to find another for all the linens I had planned to display.  If you need me this weekend, I'll be shopping in Ridge Spring.

See y'all!

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  1. Donna - Mom and I are thinking about going to the Peactree 23 yard sale too. We went about 3 years ago and had pretty good luck.

  2. Fastest trellis in the South! I have a feeling that the linens will disappear quickly too. Look at that, now you have more room for more cool stuff. Shop on and we will all be waiting to watch in amazement! I wish I was going on the 44 mile yard sale with you! Have some fun for me.

  3. Great idea Donna. Glad it sold so quickly. Have fun shopping ... I know you will!!! Anxious to see what you bring home.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. Hi Donna,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my Peony post. Have a great rest of your week.
    Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

  5. Wow! That's a really quick sale. I love the colour. I'll be on the lookout for one for my garden. That yard sale sounds amazing!

  6. Hi Donna, That was funny how quickly that sold. Can't wait to see what you find at the 44 mile sale..Connie

  7. Hi, Ms. Donna! Very cute idea for the old crib! Love that color myself. I believe I have a can or two that color that I was planning on using on some chairs for my formal garden area. Thank you for the comment recently on my house blog. It's new and I'm really trying to get the hang of blogging! I'll be at the 44 mile sale myself! If I see you again, I'll make sure to say hello this time!

  8. Wow! What a great project! I have to pin this -- I was just telling hubby we need to do something with the crib from our 25 year old son! Against the law to sell them so I'm on the hunt for projects :)

  9. Wonderful transformation. I really like the color you chose, much better than blah brown. The 44 mile yard sales sounds like my kind of fun. I hope you find some fabulous treasures.

  10. These also make cute garden gates and if lined with chicken wire or the like they can be used as garden enclosures to keep rabbits and other furry thieves away.

    Remember--Take the TRUCK for that BIG HAUL!!!!

    Pics or it didn't happen!

  11. Smartie pants...that was darling. I am linking to you now about the yard sale. Excited I am and have a thousand things to do today but I sit here blogging:} Olive

  12. Hi Donna
    What a cute idea. This is adorable. Thanks for your visit. I'm your follower and fan too.


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