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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's Springtime At My House

I think maybe I might have fooled you on this one a little. I bet some of you thought I had lost my mind. Well let me explain the content of this post just a little bit better.

For the past several months, a fellow employee and I try and walk everyday during our lunch break. While walking, we have so many different conversations about so many different topics. Well one day on one of our walks Chuck and I were talking about doing some fall cleaning around the outside of our homes. Somehow old bed springs came up. Chuck mentioned to me that he had an old mattress out back behind his garage and had been meaning to get rid of it forever and just never did. I stopped dead in my tracks unable to speak. By my reaction I'm sure he knew the wheels were spinning in my head. He told me I probably wouldn't want it because the coils would be all rusted. "Hold on there heart!!!!" I said to myself. "This could be the big one." My pulse was racing and my head was spinning and it was all I could do to get the words out "I WILL TAKE IT!" I think I might have even scared Chuck at one point. Once I composed myself, I told him I would gladly take it off his hands. I'm thinking to myself, "Does he really even know what kind of treasure he has been keeping hidden behind his shed for so long?" Well low and behold the next day, he brought the springs into work for me. He even took them all apart for me so I wouldn't get cut trying to pry them apart from the frame. What a nice guy he is.

A while back I purchased this spring/star creation from one of my favorite prim shops and I always thought it was just so cleaver that they used a bed spring for the base. At the time I thought if I could only get my hands on some springs surely I could make something similar with them. Like a dream come true, I now can. I have so many ideas in mind as to what to do with them. As most of you know, I don't sew so I will have to purchase most of the things I plan to use with them. Still I will try and come up with a few original creations of my own.

If anyone has any decorated springs they have displayed, I would love to see them. Just shoot me an email with your picture. I can always use a little extra inspiration.

Just as soon as a get a couple of these little buggers finished, I will be sure and post them for everyone to see.

I hope everyone is having a great week and are enjoying the weather as much as I am. It has been very cool at night and in the morning but very sunny and beautiful throughout the day. Don't you just love this time of year?

Blessings Everyone,


  1. Oh Amy, you sure are a lucky girl to get those bed springs!! My best friend and I have been on the hunt for some for a very long time...and still have not had any luck.
    I can't wait to see what creations you make with them. Have fun!!

  2. What a find!! The only bedspring I have is one similar to yours except it's just a star but with clear glitter glued sprinkled on it. Simple and cute, and I love it. Can't wait to see what you do.

  3. Well Amy you did indeed hit the jackpot and I can just feel your excitement as you were being told about the springs...what a cute post.


  4. Wow. I would never even think to look at those old bed springs and think DECORATE! Great job! Can't wait to see more pictures of what you create.

  5. What a great idea and your new creation looks GREAT!!

  6. What a wonderful treasure!!! I too found a rusty bed springs mattress and talked my husband into letting me drag it home! I hope the srpings are easy to get off! I really can't wait to get to it to make something fun!

  7. Wonderful finds here! Also, I found something interesting I thought I would share…from something I wrote this month…
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  8. Oh my heart leaped as I read about the find and then the picture of all those rusty springs! I could definitely feel your excitement and I definitely would have been too, Amy!

    Love your little star makedo! Glad you rescued those springs! :)

    Have a great day, Amy!