Despite that, I absolutely love rescuing items that are destined for the garbage truck and making something funky and fun out of them. Here's proof from my old blog that this isn't my first recycling rodeo: http://studiovalerie.blogspot.com/2011/05/bubble-full-of-blooms.html
It's fun to take something weird, something that anyone else would think you were crazy for saving, and turning it into something useful, fun or pretty. This is the story of our latest rescue.
So yesterday my husband walked into my office with this odd piece:
"What is that?" you're probably thinking.
It's the vent cover from an old upright freezer that had to be trashed several months back. The first question, of course, is "how did we not see this when we hauled out the freezer?" That question would be answered immediately if you've ever seen our basement. It is wall-to-wall junk and boxes, collected over nearly twenty years of living in the same house.
This piece intrigued my husband, and he just knew that it could be turned into something fun. His suggestion: Use that fancy vinyl cutter and make a "cold drink" sign out of it.
So that's what I did. First, I found this really cool (ha!) font and cut navy blue letters with a layer of white "snow" and created "ICE COLD DRINKS" in a size that would fit the piece.
Next, they were transfer-taped and applied, creating this one-of-a-kind sign that will some day grace the man cave that we hope to eventually carve out of the basement once the kids extract all their stuff. We have two old Pepsi machines and one old Coke machine, so this should look great hanging on the wall above them...someday.
Here's where we're linking up on this beautiful Good Friday: