Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday, December 18, 2009


I'm junky, but I'm not artistic. So instead of junk people, I make junk angels.

Old table leg and an upside down candleabra with the candle cups removed.

The top section of a waterbed post and metal shelf brackets.

Half of a table leg, half of a ball from top of bedpost, half of plastic doodad.

Part of a quilt rack with keys added to cover holes.

Spindle from mirror frame of a vanity and metal shelf brackets.

Table leg, deck cap, and wooden shelf brackets.

I often have to add a board to the back for attaching wings.

After construction, I paint the angels completely white.

Then I rub on stain. I soon after rub off as much of the stain as I can.

If it's too dark (it usually is), I drybrush white paint over top. I have very little paint in the brush and it's more of a rubbing, highlighting effect. I start on the backside to get the look I want.
And no photo, but the last step is adding the halo. Many things could be halos, but for all of these I used some coiled up piano wire I had in my stash mostly because I had so much of it but also because I just like the idea of it.


oneordinaryday said...

Very clever and pretty upcycling project.

Its So Very Cheri said...

You are so clever-that is a very cute idea-love it.
I have had so many Google problems-and it isn't over-Google has no idea how to solve the problem.
Sorry I haven't been by much-I decided after weeks and weeks of non-stop Google issues, I am throwing my hands up and making much needed visits.
I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and hope you can come by for a visit. I will continue posting, even if it doesn't show up in the Reader.

Chic Cottage Junk said...

Midge, these are all JUST gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" some of your ideas! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours.


Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Midge, your angels are most-angelic! Just popping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Happy junking in 2010!


Donna said...

Merry Christmas Midge!!! I love your angels. They are great. You are way creative and artistic my friend don't forget it!! Hugs:)

Nora said...

Love your angels... Might have to give this a try one of these days...

Keep On Junking

Coleen said...

I love your angels... and the rest of your creations as well. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I'll be checking in with you often to see what's new!