Rusty, Junky Plastic Pumpkins

Rusty, Junky Plastic Pumpkins

This post is sponsored by Rust-oleum, who provided a Rust Finish Metal Effects Kit by Modern Masters at no charge to me. All opinions are my own.

I have to admit- on certain junk or antique pieces, I like the look of rust more than actually dealing with rust- the chipping, the flaking, etc. So, when I had a chance to try out the “Rust Finish Metal Effects” kit by Modern Masters, I jumped at the chance! Right off the bat, I knew I wanted to try it on those plastic pumpkins that are ALWAYS at thrift stores this time of year.Read more ›

Sadie Spotlight: Maliasmark

Sadie Spotlight: Maliasmark

As a frequenter of South Carolina’s various arts/crafts and vintage-themed markets, I’ve come to discover artisans and like-minded folks that I genuinely look forward to seeing. And Malia Schopf, the artist, upcycler, and picker-extraordinare behind Maliasmark is no exception.

I’ve always considered Maliasmark to be a project muse- there are always bins of rusty, industrial goodies and architectural salvage…”smalls” like buttons, dolls, photos, and paper ephemera…and larger salvaged wares, like ladders, picture frames, film canisters, and vintage luggage. But she’s an artist, too, and has talent beyond anything I could imagine. She’s a renaissance woman with a love for the past- see why I wanted to spotlight her?

So let’s not delay…Read more ›