Friday, November 9, 2012

Battle of the Chicken

I found this cool REALLY OLD vintage spice rack nearly a year ago. Of course, I was hoarding it until inspiration struck.

It's really not very nice the way it is. Well, anytime you gotta clean dead spiders out of something....

But also it's kinda of daunting. I mean, it will make great storage or a display....

But how to make it mine?

Started with a really good scrub of the little containers and decided to cover the tops of all but three of the brightest and best. I also sprayed down the wooden part with the sink sprayer and added a bit of Lemon polish to help with the old wood smell.

Vintage might be charming, but also has it's dead spiders and smell!

I also have decided what I plan to do which is half the battle. I HATE being scared to try something. I call it the Battle of the Chicken.

And I'm happy to report (which is why I am telling you) that I am going to start altering EACH little tiny tin top and enter them into the Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas . I'm not used to making such small little pieces of art so will be quite the challenge!

Wish me luck! Oh and I think I won the battle of the chicken on this project at least!


  1. It's incredible the stuff you manage to ferret out...this is so cute & soooo little! Wishing you luck from across the Ocean...& land - a fair bit of that between us as well as water. Can't WAIT to see how it all turns out:):):)

  2. Mitra I can't wait to see the finished project. I love to visit shops that have bits and pieces but I'm not as adventurous as you and your amazing transformations of things others might call their trash, they certainly turn into treasures when you find them.

  3. Oh good on you.. you don't need luck, you have a wonderful creative spirit and this will lead you to transform these little tins into something beautiful and useful!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

  4. I wish I could find interesting stuff like this!! Can't wait to see the finished product.

    And I can't imagine you losing chicken to anyone or anything...

  5. Looking forward to seeing the finished article!
    Alison xx

  6. I can't wait to see them!!!!!! I'm so proud of you for joining in and doing the challenge and these tins are soooo way perfect. :D
    You have found a treasure here. :)

  7. Can't wait to see the transformation of those tins!!
    What a fabulous find!!

  8. What a treasure!! Such a cool item to come across - sure you will make it absolutely wonderful!!

  9. What a treasure!! Such a cool item to come across - sure you will make it absolutely wonderful!!


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