Hi awesome friends!! I’m back today sharing a third round of smalls for my booth! Smalls are the little things I need to help fill my booth, and honestly they are what pay my booth fee many months! These smaller makeovers are very simple, so they don’t each need a post of their own, but together they are a fun bunch!
Here is what these items looked like before my paintbrush and I got a hold of them:
There isn’t anything super exciting about these pieces. They all came from the thrift store and all together cost me less than $20. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I’ll start with these simple candlesticks:
I usually buy smaller wooden candlesticks any time I see them to cut up and use for other projects (like this one), but since I found a pair of these, I decided to paint them as is:
I used my DIY chalk paint (recipe HERE) in Behr’s Bit of Sugar, and then I highlighted some of the parts with Behr’s Gray Morning, also made into chalk paint.
A little sanding adds some character, and then I sealed them with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
Next up is this bread board I picked up on clearance for 99¢:
To transform this, I first stained it with these staining cloths by Minwax:
They are perfect for projects like this since they dry super quickly.
I thought I could turn this bread board into a cute sign or something when I first bought it, but when I went looking through my stash, I found this metal piece I picked up at Hobby Lobby forever ago. I decided to painted this and the board in my DIY chalk paint:
I combined them to make a towel holder:
This would be cute in a kitchen!
How about a cute tote? You know I can never pass up a tote:
And I love that this was handmade for someone for Christmas:
I decided to give it a simple spray paint makeover in one of my favorite colors, Robin’s Egg Blue by Rustoleum:
A little sanding here and there and voila…
I added a little greenery to stage it, but I thought it would be perfect lined with a cloth napkin or towel to hold bread for the dinner table.
This next makeover was a pretty simple one too. I found this tray for $4 last week:
I knew those curvy details would paint up so pretty! I used spray paint for this one too…just removed the glass bottom first.
A light sanding really did bring out all the pretty parts!
And there is no need to seal spray paint.
Up next is this set of bookends I picked up for $3:
They still had the tag on the back and were purchased at Thalhimers. Remember that store? It was mostly in the Southeast I believe.
A couple of coats of my Behr’s Bit of Sugar chalk paint followed by some grain sack stripes in Dixie Belle’s Driftwood made these cute again!
I used FrogTape to tape off my stripes.
They look right at home on my bookshelves holding some of my favorite home decor books!
When I shared a set of bookends in my first smalls post, a few of you mentioned you ordered some of the books I had in the photo. I included the links to these below if you are interested in any of these:
I just love decorating books!
And the last smalls project I have for you today is one that I am actually keeping for myself. I have become a picnic basket hoarder ever since I found these three HERE that I redid last year. I seriously cannot pass them by! There are tons of them to be had at thrift stores which doesn’t help with my problem at all!
One is slightly smaller than the other and I knew they would be perfect for stacking:
I used just plain spray primer for these:
You could follow up with spray paint, but primer alone works great. (If you choose to use regular spray paint, be sure to prime first!)
I thought these would make great props for photos too!
I decided to go a step further and line the bottom of one of them with this toile fabric I had left over from my Mom’s Mother’s Day gift:
It originally had a pink gingham liner, so I used that as a pattern for this one. You could also use the method I used in this post HERE to line your basket as well, and that would probably be easier anyway!
And that’s all I’ve got for ya’ll today, sweet friends!
I hope you enjoyed these quick makeovers and are inspired to give something you have lying around your own house a little facelift!
I’ll be back here on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure girls sharing this thing I picked up for 99¢ at the thrift store:
I told you I just cannot pass up a tote ha ha!
UPDATE: See how I turned this serious DIY job around HERE! 🙂
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