Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Upcycled project for the Deepwood Vintage Flea Market

So as many know I am hosting the Deepwood Vintage Flea Market this year.  I was pondering over a theme that I haven't done yet for an event and came up with a sort of play off of Alice in Wonderland.  But knowing Roost Reimagined it has to be VINTAGE and it has to REIMAGINED.  So I went to work digging through the Historic Deepwood house and found these little pretties in the attic.

So although the flamingos DID fit in the garden and they DID fit into my theme they however DID NOT look all that cute.  So I set to work REIMAGINING them.  Here they are with a fresh coat of paint.

So I couldn't just let the poor things be bald could I?  So I went ahead and gave them some feathers.

So after adding the feathers I decided that they needed a little vintage bling.

 So I originally planned on all the flamingos being all the same so I only had 19 crowns.  I was expecting around 15-19 vendors for the show.  However I have around 30 vendors for this years show so I had to improvise. (Crowns are upcycled from UGLY cupcake toppers)

So here is what I came up with for the additional crowns. 

I used vintage lace that I glued in a circle with hot glue, then spray painted it with silver rattle can paint, then soaked it in Elmer's glue and coated the whole thing in silver glitter.  I think it almost turned out better then the original crown.  Now I have some variety and they are still super cute!
Here was my inspiration for this crown.  I found it on Pintrest.
Hand sewn Victorian lace cast in gold. Click here for web page.

Here they all are in all their upcycled glory!
I have several other projects but I may just have to save them for the event.  You'll have to come on out September 16th and 17th click here for more information.


  1. Those are SO adorable. You just amaze me (over and over and over again)
    So honored to be a vendor at the show.
    See you soon :o)

  2. Ok, do we vendors get one of these cuz I have to have one!!


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