Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Transforming a Discarded Trash Can

I love to take a discarded item and repurpose it. This old trash can was just plain metal that, although a little rusty was still in good condition. I was able to prime and paint the trash can. I painted letters that I had gotten on clearance from a local craft store. I then covered them with a collection of clear/white buttons. The lace trim that is in the background was purchased at a summer yard sale. The color palette is that of my studio.

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