Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Royal Treatment...

I have seen a lot of crowns in the decor magazines lately, and I think they are SO cute! So, while digging through my giant trunk of costume jewelry I was so excited to find a gold crown which was a brooch or something at some point but had been rendered useless.

Then while shopping at my favorite dollar store, inspiration struck, and I started grabbing. I ended with this:

Its just about the most random assortment of items you've ever seen, but I had a vision, and I was on a mission.

Once I yanked that car off the pedestal base I hammered the wire into the frame like this...

Then I had the shape I was looking for, and it was all ready for some spray paint...

And after a nice coat of black gloss and some embellishments it turned out better than I ever could have imagined. I LOVE when random piles of stuff make something so wonderful...



  1. I love it! I also love the little clock {tag?} you added to the bottom part. These things were just crying out to be brought together!

  2. wow! you definitely have a vision, because i wouldn't have thought of making that from the assortment shown! i like it a lot! :)

  3. Adorable and I am impressed!!! Can't wait to try this myself. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is so cute. I would have never picked up those items, but they really work!

    Feel free to stop by my blog and enter my necklace giveaway!

  5. Loving your creation! I'm really liking the crown decor I've seen lately. In fact, I added a blue crown graphic to all my blogs and my twitter page to sort of connect them to each other visually. I really like your blog, I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to check my blog out as well:

    Thanks for the ideas!

  6. What a great project! I just love that you took these random things and created such a great piece. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


  7. This is fabulous!! I particularly like the pedastal - I've done a lot of stuff with cheapo frames, but you've literally raised it to a new level! :)

  8. very cute! I love all the stuff you do from dollar store items! : )

  9. Absolutely love it! You did a wonderful job! Looks PB not dollar store!


  10. That is so cool! Love it. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

  11. Holy Cuteness!! I love it!

    I found your blog today after talking with my friend about a Jelly Bean wreath she saw (yours) so I did me a little Google search and here I am!

    You are now a favorite in my Google reader!

    Well off I go to check out the rest of your blog. There's good stuff in here.


  12. That turned out great! The whole thing really came together!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

  13. Love dollar stores! Love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing it at the POPP.

  14. How GREAT!! Found you through power of paint this glad I did! I'm going to feature you and this project on my blog...head over there later to check it out! SUPER CUTE! Nice to meet you--shaunna :)

  15. Ok, I featured you at my blog--go check it out!

  16. Really cute! I love what you did with that.
    Where did you get the handwritten paper? I have been looking for that for another project.
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.

  17. This is adorable. What imagination to turn a piece of jewelry into this!

    I would love for you to stop by and enter my giveaway.

  18. Visiting from CSI and that is adorable! You will surely be a winner!