Hey there, crafty friends! I am back from my yard sale adventure with GMC and Habitat for Humanity and I cannot wait to share all the amazing details! That will be coming soon, probably early next week! Thanks to all who followed along with us on Instagram! Here is a teaser shot of the whole crew, including the awesome family we were working for:
Can you spot me in there?? We were without wifi for a while, and were seriously SO busy that I didn’t get a chance to share as much as I would have liked, but I’ll have more for you next week. 🙂
Today is one of my favorite days of the month: Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!!! Not only am I sharing a trashy makeover, four of my creative friends are too, so look for links to their awesome makeovers at the bottom too! (See all of my previous Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday projects HERE.)
Totally circa 1975, right? I think all my friends’ had this or something similar to it hanging in their houses growing up. It doesn’t look too bad actually, just reminds me of days long ago.
Today I’m ditching the Fall fiesta for chicken wire!
I loved how rustic the frame was when I saw it and knew it would paint up perfectly shabby.
This is ONE coat of pure white DIY Chalk Paint, and a good sanding with 220 grit sandpaper.
It makes the perfect backdrop for a wreath, don’t you think? I was recreating this idea that I use on my mantel:
You can see this makeover HERE. This was an old window that was once covered in clamshells.
The chalkboard banner pieces came from Michaels. I found them last year and spray painted them with chalkboard spray paint from Rustoleum. I can use the same banner to spell Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter…they are all six letters. 🙂
I borrowed the banner and boxwood wreath from my current mantel to use here.
Adding the chicken wire was simple using a staple gun. Then I used my needle-nose pliers to turn the sharp edges in:
I really love the timeless Farmhouse feel of the weathered wood and chicken wire.
Of course you could also use this to display photos, or organize notes or mementos as well using clothespins like I did HERE.
As I promised, my thrifty lovin girls also have a makeover to share today!
Click the links below the collage to take you to each makeover…enjoy!
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Décor Enthusiast Girls. This month’s theme is: “What can you do with a yard or less of fabric?” Well, lot’s of things!!
UPDATE: HERE are 10 simple projects I pulled from my archives that use a yard or less of fabric each, and I think only two required a sewing machine!
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