Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Card Chair Rail

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I made my Christmas card holder out of piece of architectural salvage I found at Spark’s Flea Market this summer. My first flea market and I find this beauty!! At first I didn’t know what to do with it until I laid it against the wall in the garage….it’s perfect for Christmas cards! 1348869240498

It started out as a chunk of chair railing. I loved the shape and design of the architectural piece. It was one of my treasures from Spark’s Kansas Flea Market. It was love at first sight! It just needed a good cleaning and then sealing to protect the beautiful patina.

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I loved the squareness (is that a word?) of the rails. Symmetrical beauty!

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Once it stood on it’s end, I knew it would be perfect for Christmas Cards, magazine holder or awesome just leaning against the wall behind a chair. I sold my other Christmas card holder (to my Mom, so I guess I can go visit it! LOL) and was excited to find an architectural piece I loved just as much as my other one. This piece will probably transition into my studio to hold magazines or ideas. So many possibilities…….

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AND guess what came today???!!!!???? MY FIRST CHRISTMAS card of the season! Wahoo….Santa might find us even in Kansas!!!!

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So what do you think? Would it have been love at first sight for you? I loved the painted patina but, couldn’t believe it was such a cool color.

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The cards works even if it’s a flat Christmas card because I can tape it’s envelope to it and create the two sides so  it can hang.

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I am in love with architectural pieces! They add such character and can be functional as well….although I would be okay if they just sat there and looked pretty! ha ha Added a little bit of live greenery for the season and it’s ready for the holidays….and cards (wink, wink).

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2 comments:

Dana Day said...

So cute. I recognize that card. :) Your home is beautiful!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

I think this is such a brilliant idea! You could use it for magazines when the holidays are over... or just to stand there and look pretty like you said!

Tania

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