Rejuvenating an old ashtray stand

Marlene KindredMay 29, 2011

This ashtray came out of my parents' attic and I've been hanging onto it for a while now. Decided to paint it and add some embellishments and now it's in my garden.

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marylee_2010

Marlene, very good repurposing. Looks just right next to your totem.
Marylee

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 6:10PM
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jeannespines

You sure picked out a good color & that beautiful glass dish for your revitalization! Looks great! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 10:24PM
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nanatricia

Cute good way to use it .

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 10:27PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Very pretty. Love the colors. Looks good in the garden.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 10:34PM
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sunnyca_gw

I think I have 1 something like that in the garage from a yard sale, always going to do something with it. Yours turned out very cute! Jan

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 1:00AM
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Purplemoon

REALLY pretty! It looks so good there, and the colors are wonderful.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 2:06AM
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laurastheme(8)

This is absolutely beautiful!! I'm already hoping I can find an ashtray stand.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 2:45AM
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luna_llena_feliz

I love that blue with the doves and the pretty blue plate. The crystals are a great touch too. Just gorgeous!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 4:17AM
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quidam2

How beautiful!! You did a great job and I love the totem!----Sheri

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 2:34PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

great job on that!!
Hmmmm my DD has one like that I must figure out how to make her part with it LOL.... Cheesy grin on my face, I'll have to bribe her with something

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 4:12PM
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shysue(TN)

Love it! Everything you do is beautiful. You are on my list of garden junkers to watch.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 5:25PM
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toomuchglass(5)

REALLY PRETTY ! I love those colors :)

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 6:29PM
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geeme(5)

What a pretty set up.... I too will have to start looking :)

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 6:04PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

There's that pretty aqua blue that you like to use (me too). I like how that turned out, especially how you are using the birds here lately. I have an ashtray sort of like that on the deck for a few of our friends that still smoke.
Frou

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 12:14PM
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summergardener(5)

Very nice! Now that I want one, I won't find it! LOL Thanks for the great idea!Wish me luck finding one!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 11:17AM
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patty2430

Marlene, your ashtray is great!!! I was so inspired, and I found one at an estate sale yesterday! ($5) Showed DH the picture that you posted....asked me "where are you going to find something like that?" I answered, "how about the trunk of my car!" Now, about finishing it, does rustoleum primer work well for you? Re the color, I don't know if I want to go patina or a color similar to yours. I'm gluing bunny figures to mine.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 2:57PM
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Marlene Kindred

Patty~

I seem to remember priming it with Rustoleum primer, but I actually painted it last fall. But any primer should do. Then I spray painted it the color you see...it's not patina, it's a mismixed quart of outdoor paint from Lowe's, but I loved the color!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 7:49PM
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alaMel(4a)

GREAT colors! That is sooo pretty!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 9:55PM
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