Hello awesome friends! I am finally feeling like myself again after my dental surgery yay!! I even got back to work!! And what better way to ease back into it than with a round of smalls??
Today, I’ve got four brand new smalls for you, three of which are from my current haul, and one I picked up at a yard sale this weekend.
I had planned to include another two pieces from my haul which would complete this round, but there was just something I liked about this lamp as is:
It’s cute, right? I’m not totally in love with the color, but I do love the shade, so I will add this to my booth as is and maybe someone else will love it!
The other piece I am not including today is this candle holder:
I ended up redoing it to go with my Halloween display! Once I have my ghouls out, I’ll stage it and share…maybe in another smalls post closer to Halloween!
To make this smalls post an even six makeovers like I usually do in my smalls posts, I’ll be adding two oldies.
Here’s what I’m sharing today:
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Mini Makeover #1
Up first is this candle holder wall hanger thingy. The same sweet neighbor who offered me the lamp above, also offered me this when she was moving:
I figured my tried and true white paint would fix it right up!
I spray primed it with Rustoleum spray primer first and then followed up with a coat of Cotton chalk paint that I painted on with my Belle Brush:
The primer is just to get a quick first coat on there. I follow up with chalk paint because I just love the texture that the chalk paint adds.
I sanded here and there and opted not to seal it since it won’t be handled much, and this makeover was complete!
I believe white paint did do wonders for this one…
I would paint everything white if I could!
Mini Makeover #2
Makeover #2 started as this recipe box that I picked up at a yard sale this weekend for a dollar:
Someone please paint that girl’s nails! You know I love some color on my nails.
Here is how this one turned out:
Anything I paint in this color usually sells quickly.
A simple paint job can do wonders!
I painted it inside and out but couldn’t resist adding some leftover transfers I had from the Delicate Roses transfer:
Mini Makeover #3
Next up is this set of candlesticks from my haul that I picked up for $6.95 each. They are quite heavy!
They got my favorite Cotton treatment as well!
It’s hard to tell, but they are quite tall!
I just used my nail to nick them here and there and then sealed with clear Best Dang Wax…
Mini Makeover #4
This next piece is also from my current haul and was also only a dollar at a yard sale!
I believe I got this at the same yard sale where I found the chalkboard that was bashing Sean lol.
The Belle brush is great for painting the details.
I sanded here and there and then sealed with Clear Wax.
This would be cute just about anywhere you want to add a little pretty:
Mini Makeover #5
Mini Makeover #5 is an oldie from 2020. I shared it with a few other frames, but it started out like this:
I picked up this painting for $10 at the thrift store. It was nice and chunky!
I painted the frame in Cotton and then pulled out some leftover pieces of the Chatellerault transfer. The words on the Mme Boileve portion were a little askew:
I was still able to use part of it though!
This is a favorite of mine..I just love how pretty the frame turned out with just a couple of transfer scraps.
See the other three frames I redid in that post HERE.
Mini Makeover #6
And finally, this paddle had belonged to my inlaws:
I decided to sand it down and give it the whitewash treatment. My favorite way to do that is with Voodoo gel stain in Up in Smoke:
I apply that first and let it dry. It is water based so it dries in like five minutes.
Then, I apply watered down white paint and then remove it with a rag:
You can see a video of that process in action here:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
I think it turned out pretty cute!
I cut a stencil with tape for the star:
2. Then I laid the image over the tape, and taped it in place. I used a utility knife and a straight edge to cut the star.
3. I remove pulled away the tape surrounding the star and carefully pulled up the star, starting with the first piece of tape.
4. Finally, I centered the star on my oar and painted over it with one coat of paint.
And that’s it!
And that is another haul complete…for now!
I’ll be back with that lone candle holder as it gets closer to Halloween!
Here are all the makeovers in this haul if you missed any!
Upcycled Tea Box (This is a can’t miss!)
Painting the Smalls #22 (Six mini makeovers!)
Now I NEED TO SHOP!! I’ve been down with my surgery, so I haven’t had a chance to collect a new haul. I’m feeling so much better and ready to shop though! I’ll be hitting up the thrift stores this week. Wish me luck!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how I updated this boring chair with stencils:
UPDATE: See how this ho hum chair looks now HERE!
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