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, April 23, 2010

Thank You Kind Sir -- Part Two!

In my last post (the one with the croquet legged table), I mentioned that I still had 1 croquet mallet, 5 croquet balls and one adorable cart. Well, now I'm down to 1 mallet and 4 balls because this is what I did with the adorable cart and 1 croquet ball:

Not sure if you can see it, but the trowel reads "Spring". I did spend $5.00 on the flowers, but they're SOOO pretty.

And, of course, the cart and croquet ball were free from my Craigslist find.

This is what I started with. I don't know if J.C. Higgins items are valuable, but I know they are a popular vintage piece. That label was for many Sears products back in the day, mainly their recreation and sporting goods items like guns, coolers, tennis. Rumor has it J.C. Higgins was someone who at one point actually worked for Sears -- not sure if that line eventually became J.C. Penney, but there might be a connection.

I first drilled holes in the bottom of the cart to provide drainage. I also added a scrap piece of screening before adding the dirt so it wouldn't fall through the holes.

This was when I FIRST thought I was done. But I rethought the yellow paper tag and decided to switch it for the trowel that I had stuck in the dirt.
And there you have !
But, stay tuned, I'm not done yet -- remember I still have that 1 mallet and 4 balls. Hmmm.....
I'm linking this up to Donna's Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors


Marge said...

You are certainly getting a lot of mileage out of one croquet set! Great projects so far. I can't wait to see what you will do next! said...

lol you are too funny! Great job sprucing up that cart! It's so "spring"!
looking forward to the next project.

Melissa said...

This is even cooler in my humble opinion...can't wait to see what else is coming.

red.neck chic said...

I'd like to roll that right on to my porch. Oh wait... I could just lightly nudge it with a remaining mallet right on to my porch.


SO cute!!! And red... I ADORE red! The yellow flowers are so pretty and bright and fresh! $5.00 well spent!!!

;-) robelyn

Rose said...

OK, I'm having a tough time deciding which piece I like better. This one is wayyyy cool. I would have been so afraid to break up that set, would have just used it on the porch for display, but seeing all the great pieces you got from this set is absolutely inspiring me.
You have the best imagination!

Denise Marie said...

Man, is that waaayyyyy stinkin' cute!!

Kendra Goodrich said...

What a clever idea. Looks great!

Jen T said...

You are so clever!! I love what you are doing and I'm following now. Thank you for coming by She Endeavors and looking at my bedroom. Jen

kanishk said...

looking forward to the next project.
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