Monday, January 9, 2012

Is There Anything Pyrex Can't Be?!

Well Readers,
The Most amazing thing has happened!
If you will remember I scored  the neat little metal sleigh on my Thrifting Extravaganza  and yes what you see in said sleigh is a Pyrex Fridgie #502. Now, this happened totally by accident, I was packing things up to go to the Casablanca and I thought "I'll send the sleight out there to pack away with all the other vintage decorations" (Which by the way, never seem as festive coming down as they do going up) so I sat it on the pile wrapped in its plastic bag.
 Well next I pulled another 502 fridgie out (as a gift for a friend) and without even thinking sat in top of the sleigh.
 The I must have felt what the guy who said "Hey, lets put peanut butter and Chocolate together and see what happens..."  MUCH to my surprise they fit almost perfectly together!
(OH. MY. GOD!)
After the 45 second mind-gazam had passed, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do! I ran over to my storage unit, and grabbed a blue 502 that had been dishwasher abused, and had lots its color and shine.
(I'm provably going to some form of Pyrex Hell for this...)
Three coats of paint, and an overnight dry later, I had a perfect looking fire engine red 502!
Then when I went to the Lake with friend Bryson on Friday, I gave the sleigh three coats of gold spray paint and let dry. I grabbed the lid from my good 502 in the kitchen. 
I LOVE this one of a kind coffee table creation, that I'm calling "Santa's Pyrex Sleigh" !
(I have waaaay to much time on my hands...)



Mom Walds Place said...

You, Sir, ROCK!

Besides, you are not going to Pyrex Hell, because you gave that poor old abused piece a new life.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wowzer! Love the sleigh anyway and then adding a Pyrex fridgie to it...Amazing. Love that you painted it and now it glows with happiness.

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Now that's just about the cutest thing I've seen in a while. And I think you're safe, because the spot in Pyrex hell is reserved for the person who abused that poor blue piece.

Vonlipi said...

You're my crafty Pyrex idol!

I love what you did to that sleigh (and to the Pyrex)

That is a fine exemple of recycling.

Miss V

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Mick, this rocks! I'd never thought of spray painting Pyrex before! Now I may have to pick up some of those horrid, abused pieces with only a tiny bit left of colour. A hot pink or a deep turquoise fridgie? Yes please!

Rebecca said...

I love that!!! How neat is that. You'll have to read my post on my pink blog today -kinda cool too! I'm going to hop over to your other blog and check it out too. So many neat things you have!

Amber Von Felts said...

This is a meant to be discovery. It looks fabulous and your Christmas table will have an extra fancy Santa sleigh next year!

JKaye said...

Now that is impressive -- taking some old, tarnished items and turning them into something sparkling and fun. And they still look vintage. You'll really enjoy this decoration when you pull it out next year.