I’ve got something fun for you today!!!
Today is the second time I’m joining in on the Swap It Like It’s Hot Tour!
This is where a bunch of my blogging buddies and I go armed with $10 to the thrift store of our choice, and we each buy some goodies to send to a friend, so that they can transform them into something fabulous!
I received my items from my lovely talented friend Christy from Confessions of a Serial-DIYer.
Here is what I received: Some straight-out-of-the-70’s coasters (each the size of my head), and a dated metal planter.
I must admit, I was thinking that I was stumped on those coasters. I was pretty sure I must have made Christy mad in order for her to have sent me these bad boys.
I laid in bed every night for a solid week trying to come up with something amazing. While at my own birthday party, I even threatened the guests that they would get no cake until they came up with a suggestion on what to make with these freaking coasters.
Let’s just say a working robot, or a wooden toy train set was beyond my skillset.
So the other day, while I was looking over my Fall decorations, I wanted something new for my front door that had some pretty Fall colors in it.
That’s when inspiration struck.
I started by spray painting the coasters with black chalkboard paint. Once that was dry, I painted 4 of the coasters in red, orange, green and yellow chalkpaint.
I then hot-glued all of the coasters onto some ribbon that I picked-up at Michaels.
I then wanted to write the letters F-A-L-L into the round chalkboard circles. You know how most girls are just born with that pretty girly handwriting? Well I wasn’t … I have the handwriting of a serial killer. That meant I had to beg my sister-in-law to use her pretty handwriting and do it for me.
For my second item, the planter, I decided to go with another fall project.
First, I spray painted it with Rustoleum’s Primer in white.
I then stenciled on a fleur de lis on both sides.
Next I cut out a square out of a sheet of moss. I then glued on a faux pumpkin for a pop of color.
Make sure you head over to Always Never Done and see what Amy did with the items I sent her!
Tune in all week to see the crazy items this talented group of bloggers has been making over! Search the hashtag #swapitlikeitshot on social media to follow along with all the fun or check out our Pinterest Board.