Hello sweet friends, and thank you for stopping by today! I’ve got six more smalls coming your way!
But first, I’m so glad I got to hang with some of you yesterday on my Facebook page! I stopped in at Michael’s yesterday morning because I had heard that they had finally gotten all their Christmas garland and wreaths in and it was all 75% off. I ended up only buying a wreath, but I also happend upon a large stack of $5 grab boxes! I went live to unbox the two I bought, and it was fun to see what I got! If you missed it, you can see that HERE!
Onto today’s mini makeovers!
After the holidays, I was depleted of the smaller items in my booth, so I grabbed a bunch of things that had been hanging around the garage one day with the intention of getting them done quickly and in my booth. That didn’t happen as quickly as I had planned but I did get them started, so I was able to finish them up to share with you today!
They are just quick mini makeovers, so nothing too exciting but sometimes it’s nice to see the smaller projects too, right?
Here’s what I’ve got today:
Here we go!
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Mini Makeover #1
Up first is this set of ceramic candlesticks I picked up for $8 for the set. That’s more than I usually like to pay, but candlesticks always sell, so I went ahead and bought them:
Once that was dry, I decided to highlight the details with some Gemstone Mousse in Golden Gem:
I left them unsealed since they shouldn’t be handled much:
This is just another way of creating a distressed look when you don’t have wood underneath.
Mini Makeover #2
Next up is this ornate box that I picked up for $5.75:
I love anything with pretty details like this, but the finish on this one was very um…unique!
Then I followed that up with white wax:
I used my La Petite brush to push it into all the details.
I buffed away the excess wax with a soft cloth and this mini makeover was complete!
I love this combination, and you can see how pretty this piece really was!
Mini Makeover #3
This next piece was a super quickie! I found this glass knob hanger for a couple dollars a while back:
I really just liked the knob and figured I’d use it on something else possible down the road. As I was gathering a few quick things to redo for my booth, I went ahead and grabbed this too.
It got two coats of Fluff, a more vintage white.
I love this more subdued white. I used it on our bedroom furniture as well HERE!
Mini Makeover #4
Makeover number four is this clock that has been for sale in my neighbor’s booth at the antique mall for a few months now:
With the aqua face, I figured it might sell better if painted white. When she had a sale at the start of December, I snagged it for $12.
After applying my first coat of paint, I got bleed through, which happens when painting metal sometimes.
So, I followed up with a coat of White BOSS:
I left that to dry overnight and that did the trick. I gave it a final coat of Fluff and then distressed it a little here and there with sandpaper.
It almost disappears on my bead board wall, but I do prefer it in white!
It really makes the blue stand out!
Mini Makeover #5
At number five is this set of glass cannisters I found at the thrift store for $14 for the set:
I had actually planned to keep them for my own kitchen and so I didn’t mind paying that price. However, my MIL gifted me a lovely set for my birthday and so these will end up in my booth!
The lids got a couple of coats of one of my favorite blues, Vintage Duck Egg Blue.
Then I gave them the white wax treatment also:
A quick buffing with a soft cloth removed all the excess wax and gave these a softer more coastal feel:
I did paint the bases also but totally forgot to bring them in from the garage to photograph them!
Mini Makeover #6
And finally, we have this country shelf that were all the rage in the late 90’s:
I used to see these at every craft market!
I chose to go from dark and masculine, to light and soft using Silk Endless Shore.
Then I dressed it up with a few pieces I had left over from my Magnolia Garden Transfer:
It doesn’t look that charming here:
But when you see the pretty transfer detail…
Ooh la la!
If you missed the anouncement on Tuesday, Dixie Belle is realeasing ten brand new SILK colors!
Woohoo! I can order them starting on the 26th, so I’ll be ready first thing, and I hope to have them listed in my Etsy shop by the end of the month! If you’d like to be notified when they’re available, just let me know and I’ll add you to the list!
And that’s six more mini makeovers complete!!
Nothing too complicated about any of these!
And that gives me a few more pieces for my booth!
I need to get some more furniture in there now. The French provincial dresser that I shared on Tuesday sold before it could make it there…time to get to work!
Have an amazing weekend! We are expecting snow but you never know around here!
I’m hoping to get this piece completed for Tuesday:
Update! I wasn’t able to get this mirror completed due to the now, but I shared this little gem instead:
See how sophisticated it looks now here!
See y’all then!
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