Saturday, 8 January 2011

The Techni-coloured Vase

Undoubtedly my favourite find today was this beautiful and unique vase I found in...wait for it... TK Maxx! It must have been lost. It was love at first sight, and I knew before looking at the price tag this was coming home with me. It was originally £16.99, it's about a foot and a half large so I thought that was great. Then I saw the back... it was practically coming apart with a crack around a quater of the way around and some of the pieces missing. From the front this is unnoticable so I was determined I would be able to fix this, I figured I'd try to get a discount to make it worthwhile. In the end it was knocked down to £12. Without a bag carrying this vase back to the car got me quite a few looks and was a bit of a conversation starter.
On first glance I thought the pieces were stones, it was only when I got up close I realised it was rolled up bits of newspaper or magazine and I loved it even more. It looks completely home-made and I've never seen anything like it. At least the missing pieces would be easy to fix.
So here is where the damage is. I whipped out my glue gun and got to work. I found an old newspaper and magazine, ripped out a couple of pages and was able to replicate the rolls already on the vase, I think it's worked pretty well.
I realise it's not to everyone's taste, but I'm drawn to things that look either old and worn or home-made and hey, what a great way to recycle.


Computergirl said...

Good fixing job! I cant tell the difference!

mary said...

That vase is lovely - what a bargain!
And you did really well covering the crack up:)

Onyx said...

Thankyou! It took me the best part of 45 minutes to do those 3 pieces, I wouldn't like to be the person who made the entire vase!

Sarah said...

really good Blog & pictueres. i like it!

Terri said...

i really like how unique this vase is , if only my tk maxx had anything decent in it.
well done on the fix up

Eva said...

wow, indeed unique and beautiful!

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