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.
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!
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