Hello lovely friends!! I hope everyone is still doing ok out there. We learned yesterday that restrictions will start to ease a bit in our area on Friday. I hope that means thrift stores!!
There are a few smaller, simple pieces in my Shop my own Garage Haul, and so I thought I would combine them and bring you another smalls post. Even though some of these aren’t so small, they are all pretty simple! There are four items from this haul and I am also sharing two additional items I have painted that were not included in my current haul:
Let’s get right to it!
First up is this set of framed prints, originally from Kirklands, that I picked up for $15 for the pair at the thrift store:
I had just planned to give the frames a quick coat of Fluff and stick them in my booth, but my Mom claimed them before they made it there. I did get a chance to snap a couple of quick photos first though:
I quite liked the prints and the mats that were in them and I thought they could have more of a shabby chic vibe with the frames painted a simple white. I left the frames unsealed.
I probably would have priced these around $30 each.
Next up is this ornate box I teased on Tuesday that I found for $9.98 when I was last shopping with Nancy:
I really didn’t care for the finish on it, but the details were beautiful!
I painted it in French Linen:
I dry-brushed it in Cotton when it was dry to bring out some of those beautiful details:
I priced this box at $24.
Up next is this sad frame:
I have had this for years! It did have some old artwork in it, but it was falling out. I got it from a yard sale where they were giving things away at the end of the day. It wasn’t the prettiest frame or in good shape at all, but I thought it might distress well, and of course, it was free! Funny how free things suddenly have a ton of potential!
I ended up painting it in a quick and not at all thorough coat of Cotton first, and then I followed it up with one coat of a 50/50 mix of Cotton and Vintage Duck Egg, leaving bits of white to show through here and there also.
Then I sanded it all over with 220 grit sandpaper to distress and let the original wood and the white show through. I sealed this with Clear Coat in Satin also. A rough old frame like this is perfect for this finish:
And as you can see, I turned it into a small chalkboard. And a thicker frame like this provides a perfect spot for the chalk to rest too!
You can see how I make my chalkboards HERE. I priced this one at $25.
Next up is this small lamp I picked up for $5, also while shopping with Nancy:
A simple coat of paint and a new shade I picked up at The Home Depot for $12 gave it new life:
That is more than I like to spend on a shade, but my options are limited at the moment. HomeGoods would have only been around $8 for that size if they had it in stock.
I priced this one at $36.
Also found on my thrifting trip with Nancy, was this frame that I found half off for only $2:
There was absolutely nothing special about this frame except it was dark brown, which is a great base for distressing. I painted it similarly to the chalk board I shared above:
Holding a pic of my sweet babe at the beach makes it super special now!
And I love the beachy finish:
I actually photocopied this photo to stage it for my booth:
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a booth update. I’ll have to do that soon! I believe I priced this frame at $16 or $18.
And finally, I have this awesome chunky gold mirror I found for $16.98 in January:
It got a couple of coats of Fluff:
Because it was gold to start, I used the distressing block trick (You can read more about that HERE!) to give it a distressed look:
This was also sealed with Clear Coat in satin. I priced that at $59.
I also found this awesome set of mirrors on that same trip:
However, they wanted $49 for each one. I might have paid that had I had a spot for them in my own home, but not for resale! Looking back, they were really cool!
And that’s how six ugly ducklings turned into fresh new decor!
You can revisit Nancy and I thrift shopping for some of these items in the video below!
If you have trouble viewing, see it on my YouTube channel HERE.
You can revisit anything you missed at the links below!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this small sideboard:
Is that what ya’ll would call it?
UPDATE: Ya’ll told me it was a lowboy…thank you!! See how this lowboy looks now HERE!
Have an amazing weekend and continue to stay well and safe!
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