Hello awesome Friends! If you read about my booth on Thursday, then you might have been expecting to see a suitcase makeover today. Yeah about that…sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Let’s just say that project is still a work in progress! Instead I am sharing how I updated this little 80’s gem:
I’m assuming 80’s but I don’t think any other decade will take credit for those hearts.
My booth is stocked as far as furniture goes for now, but it is really low on the smalls. I stopped by a couple of thrift shops on Friday while I was out to see if I could find a few small things to update quickly, and this is one of the things I found. I think it was pricey at $4.98, but that’s just me being cheap. I’m including a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
This got a simple update…
…with paint, hooks and some fun words! Goodbye 1985!
Hello there, Sunshine. 🙂
The updates were simple, but it is so much cuter now. This is Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
I gave it a light sanding before using my Silhouette Cameo (I have this one) to add the graphics…
I used acrylic craft paint and a small brush to paint in the letters. (You can also see I taped off the chalkboard area before painting.)
See how to print your own designs with your Silhouette HERE.
Then I very lightly sanded across the letters, and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
The hooks add more function:
These were a bronze color. I spray painted them black, then white. HERE are the exact ones I used. I bought them a long time ago for another project but never used them.
I used this fun piece to hang necklaces, but it would be even better by the door to hang keys or leashes. I borrowed that shelf from the wall going to my garage. I found it years ago at HomeGoods, and forgot how cute it is.
You might remember the flowers from my dining room hutch.
I love that this had a place to put the chalk.
I taped off the frame and sprayed the chalkboard part with a fresh coat of Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint.
Hopefully you’re not too disappointed that this isn’t a suitcase. 🙂
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this thrift store tray:
Meanwhile I’ll still be working on that suitcase. 🙂
UPDATE: Check out how I updated this little tray HERE now!
OH and I finished the suitcase too! See how it turned out HERE. 🙂
See ya’ll Thursday!
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