Ysabela and I were channel surfing last night and stumbled upon Junk Gypsies. Apparently, business is good for those girls. Turning trash into treasure can be a rewarding experience for those with vision, talent and creativity. In my case, time and tools for crafting would play a pivotal role! These Junk Gypsy girls have a workshop that any redneck Santa would envy. Their parents are also on standby to help with projects. I really enjoyed watching old things become upcycled treasures. I guess our favorite project from the show was the pinball machine table top. The girls found a pinball machine top, covered it with plexiglass and added legs for a super sewing table!
Ysabela is now thinking of projects we can do. To defend myself, I started following Amie and Jolie on Pinterest. You never know what picture will spark a creative fire at our place. We have several ideas for projects, but we have to gather supplies and hoard some time to create. 🙂 She has already made a shelf and a set of clothes line poles in shop class. I can’t wait to hang my wash on the line!
We found a chandelier at a yard sale for $1. It can be upcycled into a terrarium. I also bought some shelves and tables for $1 each at another yard sale. Those can be refinished if we feel like it. This year, Bela and I will be on the look out for pallets. I plan to revisit my own 4H Pinterest board to remind myself what I wanted to get done! It’s shaping up to be a busy summer.