Friday, April 15, 2011

Ash Tray Wall Art

My husband shook his head when I told him about this idea. I'm sure he was silently thinking "She's off her rocker again", or something along those lines.

Last weekend Greg and I spent our Sunday thrifting at 3 local places. I was on a mission for blue Mason jars with lids. Only if they had lids. Greg had his assignment and it was enough to keep him out of my hair so I could look at other things.

In one of the last aisles, I found this beautiful ashtray. Now I don't smoke, never have smoked, don't plan on smoking but I had to HAVE this ashtray. I just loved how it was square and the insert square was off-center. And the colors. LOVED the colors.

I got home and unwrapped everything we bought. I looked at the ashtray... what was I going to do with it?

I'm going to hang it on the wall!

"You're doing what?" says Greg.

"I'm going to hang it on the wall. What's wrong with that?" I say.

Then he just leaves the room for me to continue. There was a space on the dining room wall between the corner cabinet and the opening to the kitchen. Originally I had a mirror there. I moved the mirror to the other wall and hung the ashtray.

Then I remembered I had thrifted another dish that would somewhat match the color blue and it had the oval shape similar to the ashtray.

What do you say? Am I crazy for hanging an ashtray on the wall?

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  1. I love the colors of the ashtray! I would have ended up filling mine with change or paperclips and house junk! Much better idea hanging it up!

  2. I LOVE that ashtray. No wonder you HAD to have it. If I had seen it I'd have to have it too. IT looks terrific and it's a great idea. I see a lot of really cool ashtrays and they are usually way too nice to use (even if I smoked, which I don't) so this is a great way to show them off.



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