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Thrifty Remakes


1970's plastic dresser mirrow rescued from a thrift shop in Dunedin.  I loved the shape and the fact that it was only $11. The color was a puke yellow but with a bit of effort, it became a fabulous room expanding focal point on my dining room wall. The plastic makes it lightweight and easy to hang. These candle holders were also a fun thrift find at only $1.00 each. Made of plastic as well, their shape was perfect for some spray paint and a little aging with chalk paint.
When you thrift, look for the shape and design and get past that ugly hue. Its all about the potential!
I found this little table at a beach thrift shop for $5 and just sanded it a bit and painted the white but I wanted to keep it shabby and weathered a bit. 

This table was a total score at my neighbor's driveway by the garbage. Yes I'm proud to say I took this from the curb. My dad would be so proud. All I used was some cream chalk paint from Joann's and brown wax, I turned the once ugly, obviously very loved,  pine colored and varnished set into a fabulous centerpiece for my front nook.  The hammered alluminum you see was all part of my grandmother's collection. I've added a few other pieces scored at junk shops to complete the set. I'll feature hammered alluminum in a future post. 




Summer Wreath

School is out and I finally have some time to get crafting. This is a gift for my awesome room mom. Hope she likes it!

Thrift Shop Frame Redesign


Found this Pottery Barn frame at the Goodwill for $3.00 so I decided to create some art for my kitchen.  You can find vintage images like these at the Graphics Fairy. She has so many free awesome images for projects. Check it out.

Graphics Fairy Vintage Image Link

Recycled Canvas Decoupage

The previous owners of my home left me with a hideous clown fish painting. It was a nice canvas mounted on a wood frame base but I was not going to hang Nemo anywhere in my new space.  I decided to paint it and decoupage vintage sheet music. I really like the results, and it only cost me a little bit of time and Mod Podge.

Burlap and Sheet Music Wreath

I took a .50 garage sale vine wreath and wrapped it with some $2.00 burlap ribbon from Walmart clearance, added fabric flowers from my scrap stash and some vintage music flowers to create this wreath in about thirty minutes.