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Trash to Treasure Cross

 

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It’s trash to treasure time again. You remember that I found some cool stuff in the trash on my morning walk recently? No? Well, you can see that here.  I have been slowly but surely repurposing everything I dug in the trash for    I found. My first was a table/magazine rack that was turned into a table/planter. Today I am happy to share my new and improved trash to treasure cross with you!

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The cross wasn’t all that bad to start with, but I just didn’t like the goldish green color of it. The center medallion on it was also a coppery gold and the two together?  Well… not so much!

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I painted it Junk Gypsy’s Free Spirit, which is a really pretty turquoise color, using mostly dry brush technique.

cross 4Then I added some lime green, using the dry brush technique also… love how it gives it some depth and just a pop of color!

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I wanted to add something to the middle and found this metal flower at Hob Lob.

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I had some old earnings that I picked up in an on-line grab bag. I cut the post off and glued it to the center of the flower.

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It was still a little plain for me so adding coral pinkish color to the center of the flower gave it some pizazz…

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I glued the metal flower to the center of the cross using E6000. It was still a little too turquoise all over for me, so adding the gold around the outer medallion edge not only gave it some depth but matched the gold on the earring. Perfect!

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Here is my finished trash to treasure cross.  I like it. I like it a lot!

Amazing what a little leftover paint, an earring and a metal flower can do to transform an old cross found in the trash to a thing of beauty!  Not a lot of time or money invested either. My kind of trash to treasure.

Until Next time…..

                                  Tammy

 

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