Hello gorgeous friends! Today, I’m back with a brand new haul of goodies to work on! Well, not exactly brand new…
This time, I am doing something a bit different. Instead of working on items I’ve found recently, I decided to do a small haul of items that have already been previously made over for my shop, but that have just not sold. How does that sound??
I think anyone who has a booth can relate!
I’m calling it my Operation Redo Haul!
I generally do not bring things home and redo them. I feel like there is a buyer for every piece, and the right buyer just has to come along and claim it. I sincerely believe this, but…these items have been sitting longer than they should!
I could just mark them down and see if I get any takers, but I thought it would be fun to reimagine them and share them with you instead!
First up is this hexagon pedestal table that my Mom passed along to me a few years ago:
She painted it way back around 2013 for a craft market we did together. It was one of just a couple of her pieces that didn’t sell. I put it in my booth for a while, but it didn’t sell, so I brought it home to redo and then it lived our garage for a couple of years collecting dust!
Last April, I finally decided to sand it down and give it a redo:
The top got a simple magnolia design with the Magnolia Transfer:
And I gave the edges striping in one of the Moonshine Metallic colors, Wedding Belle, which I thought complimeted the transfer beautifully:
However, it is still there! I feel like it’s neutral enough, but maybe the metallic I used is throwing people off since it is a yellow metallic?
Either way, this is a really cute table, and it wouldn’t take much to give it another look. Although I personally love this one, maybe the third time will be the charm!
You can visit more of this makeover HERE.
The second piece that will be getting a redo is this headboard that I picked up for only $3 many years ago at the thrift store:
Here is how I redid this one:
The shape is perfect for a sign, so I went that direction with this one also.
But, it has just been taking up space in my booth. We live in a costal town, so I figured the saying would catch someone’s heart, but maybe people are taking it too literally and think they have to live right next to the ocean? Who knows!
I don’t have a new vision for this one just yet, but I may just make a cute sign about painting that will live in my booth as a display piece.
See the original makeover HERE.
Next up is a small sign that I shared along with three other cabinet doors that I repurposed about a year ago.
They started out like this:
My dad had them left over from when he used to build cabinets like this one.
The other three have sold but this one is still hanging on:
I painted this in one of my favorite colors, Mint Julep.
I gave it a coastal feel with the starfish, but I’m not sure most people who enjoy a coastal style also like green, so this will get a quick redo!
See this and what I did with the other three doors HERE.
The fourth piece I brought home to redo started out as this $20 thrift store find:
I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of bamboo, but I just liked this little piece for some reason.
I gave it life with this beautiful green color, Kudzu:
I also added this sweet bee transfer to the front (the bee is in top):
My customers don’t traditionally love green, so that’s why I don’t use it often, although I really do love it!
This piece just sticks out like a sore thumb in my booth, and if you’ve ever checked out my 10 Tips to a Successful booth, I broke the first two rules about keeping your color palette simple and the style cohesive!
See the original post on this makeover HERE.
This next piece is another one that I really love.
It was originally a Facebook find that I bought from a local group for $15:
But then it sat for what seemed like forever.
Finally, I stuck it in one of my hauls and got it done!
I love that combination! I’m really reconsidering redoing it, but we’ll see.
I used the Lace Transfer on the top:
I think people may have a harder time deciding what to do with this one since it is a table but more bench height than table height? In that case, redoing it may not help, so we’ll see!
See more of this makeover HERE.
And the final piece I brought home to redo will be getting its third makeover!
This piece used to live in my Mom’s home, but she traded me this for a smaller one that I had redone because it fit in her space better.
It pretty much looked like this when I got it:
I stuck it in my booth as is and it sat for forever.
Then, I had a suggestion to redo it to match a dresser I had redone, and I loved that idea!
So, I did:
I love drum tables! They are so classic and versatile!
You can use them as end tables, night tables, entry tables, or you can even pair with a chair or two to create a small bistro set!
I added the same transfer I used on the dresser to just the drawer to tie it together:
And here it is paired with the dresser in my booth:
Cute as a set, right? The dresser sold, but they did not take the drum table, unfortunately.
I really love this simple makeover, but the coral colors don’t match everyone’s decor. I gave it a year with no takers, so it will now get a new look.
You can visit this makeover HERE.
And here is this motley crew grouped t0gether:
Hopefully, I can come up with new ideas for these pieces that will get them SOLD!
The first piece will be the Hexagon cutie that once looked like this:
I’ll be back with that one on Thursday!
Update! No need to wait, it’s done and you can see it Here now!
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