If you’ve been reading my last few posts, or following me on Facebook, or Instagram, you will know that I’m super excited to have been asked to participate in this Swap It Like It’s Hot Tour. It’s where 33 bloggers all partner up, and on a budget of no more than $10, send each other some thrift store goodies which we then makeover.
In the past, I have loved reading all of the posts in the tour and seeing everyone’s creativity, so I jumped at the chance when I was invited in!
The person that sent me my goodies was the uber talented Charlotte from Ciburbanity. I will admit … I was a little nervous when I was opening up my box, not having any idea what I was getting into.
This is what I received.
A frame and placemat,
and an ugly bowl.
I immediately knew what I was doing with the frame and placemat, but the bowl had me stumped.
The first thing I did was cut my placemat to fit the backing of the frame, and then I hot glued it on.
I then spray painted my frame turquoise, which frankly sucked because it was 36 degrees and it took about two years to dry.
Once it finally was dry, I went over it lightly with my electric sander.
I then hot glued a little golden G that I had picked up awhile back onto the place mat.
This is the result:
I added this to my gallery wall in the basement that I have been working on this week (more on that in a few days).
On to the bowl.
Since I paint furniture for a living, I knew just painting it would be expected, and I wanted to add a little bit more to it. Although, I ended-up spray painting the bowl an antique gold.
I found a tiny candlestick down in my basement that I had picked up for 10¢ at a yard sale. I decided to spray paint that a mint green color, and then I glued it to the bottom of my bowl.
When my daughter walks in from school everyday, she strips off all of her jewelry and leaves it on the counter where earrings tend to go missing because they roll off.
I thought this little dish would be the perfect place for her to lay her jewels without them getting lost.
These are the thriftscores I sent Confessions of a Serial DIYer!
Head over to see how she transformed them!
Here are all of the other talented ladies in the tour!
Run to Radiance
Year of Serendipity
58 Water Street
Don’t Disturb This Groove
Like a Saturday
Artsy Chicks Rule
Two Purple Couches
While They Snooze
The Gathered Home
Black and White Obsession
Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
Primitive & Proper
Queen of Everything
That’s My Letter
Finding Silver Pennies
I am a Homemaker
Town and Country Living
Thoughts from Alice
Our Southern Home
Chic Little House
Two Thirty~Five Designs
Gourley Girl & Guy
The Thinking Closet
The Charming Farmer
2 Little Superheroes
Shades of Blue Interiors
Live Pretty on a Penny
Parties I Link to:
Cedar Hill Ranch – Common Ground – Cupcakes and Crinoline – Debbiedoo’s – Design, Dining + Diapers – DIY by Design – DIY Showoff – Domestically Speaking – Elizabeth & Co. – Fluster Buster –French Country Cottage – Funky Junk Interiors – The Girl Creative: Project Inspire – Home Stories A2Z – Liz Marie Blog – Miss Mustard Seed – My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia – Redoux Interiors – Savvy Southern Style – The Shabby Nest – Smart School House – Tatertots & Jello – Uncommon Designs
It all looks so great!! Love that bowl~ xoxo
Emily @ Two Purple Couches says
Shanna, your makeovers turned out great!! Love the sneak peek of your gallery wall, and the bowl-turned-jewelry holder is such a smart idea!
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
I’m so enjoying this series! Very creative use of your thrifty goodies. Love both your monogrammed art and the jewelry bowl is so pretty in those colors.
Charlotte @ Ciburbanity says
I loooooove the bowl. Looks so sweet on the candlestick! and the frame/ placemat combo is killer… what a colorful gallery wall. Right up my alley. 🙂 Thanks for joining mayhem!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Pretty!! You turned thrift store junk into beautiful treasures! I knew you wouldn’t disappoint. Thanks again for not going too terribly tough on me. 🙂 XOXO
im just loving following this challenge. This is what I do… Repurpose thrifty things. I’m in heaven! Love the bowl/ candle stick. Cuuuuuuute
Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza says
So cool! I love what you did with the bowl!!
You were very creative with the things that you received. I like how you made the bowl a footed compote by adding the candlestick to the bottom. The frame that you made is cute, too!
Both makeovers look awesome! Your framed monogram is going to make your gallery wall!
Trisha D. @Black and White Obsession says
Perfect addition to your gallery wall! Love the colors you used on the jewelry dish!
They turned out great! I love the turquoise distressed frame!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
ohh.. all pretty Shanna!! You did a great job, I love it all!
Heather @ Queen of Everything says
LOVE the jewelry bowl! I definitely have to be on the lookout for ugly wooden bowls!
Karen @ year of serendipity says
They both look awesome! Kudos on repurposing the not-so-you items in a way that looks like they were always supposed to be like that
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Very Clever! Love your framed G!!
I love the two toned bowl. Great place to contain all that jewelry! I have one of those daughters too 🙂
Great job on the makeovers. I like everyone else feel the bowl and candle stick holder was a great makeover project. This could be used in several areas around the home.
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Lovin both of these creative makeovers!! Lord knows, I need a catch bowl, what a good idea and there’s so many cute placemats at the thrift stores, but I never would have thought of framing one.
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Christy @ Our Southern Home says
I am loving what you did with the bowl for jewelry. Ash and I do the same thing. I can’t believe I haven’t lost my wedding ring yet. That’s a great idea! The art for the gallery wall is perfect. What a unique way to use a placemat!
Jessica @ Decor Adventures says
I love that you used these items all together! Great bowl for your daughter too. I haven’t made one of those where you glue two pieces together, now I’ll have to try it. Glad to be in the SWAP with you 🙂
becky @dempsterlogbook says
Love how you transformed that candlestick! Thanks for linking up at Motivational Monday. Hope you will link up again tomorrow!
Rebekah // Charming Imperfections says
These are genius! I need to take a page from your book on thrifting.
Thanks so much Rebekah! My daughter is getting ready for prom which isn’t cheap, so anyway I can save money decorating helps!