Welcome back, fabulous friends!! Whose up for another round of smalls?? I love sharing the smalls in this way because not only does it give me inventory for my booth, it also pushes me to get them done!
I have six more for ya’ll today:
Four of these are from my Post Shut-down Thrift Store Haul and two are things I picked up on a more recent trip! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
Let’s start with this magazine rack I picked up for $6.25:
I had given these items a quick coat of Rustoluem spray primer, just to get a quick coat of paint on them. It is not necessary to prime prior to using Dixie Belle paint. This just allowed me to only have to brush on one coat of paint.
I followed the Rustoleum with one coat of Dixie Belle’s Cotton:
I sanded the edges here and there with 220 grit sandpaper when the paint was barely dry.
Next up is this little $5 gold box that was part of my post shut-down haul:
I have seen this same box several times and actually redid one like it before. I decided to give this one a nice clean non-distressed coat of white this time…one quick spray prime with Rustoleum Primer and one coat of Dixie Belle’s Fluff.
Certainly better than the worn out gold it was previously.
Here was the inside before:
Mmmm…gotta love that sexy red velvetish lining. I decided to rip that out. I used a razor scraper to get most of the remaining lining out.
What a fun surprise when you open the box! And isn’t that color mix so pretty?
On the inside and the outside, I used a spray satin sealer from Rustoleum to seal because of all those nooks and crannies.
How about this shelf that was also part of my first post shut-down trip that I paid $3.95 for?
It was nice and chunky and I knew this would look so pretty….in white, of course:
I just love all those pretty details!
Up next is this very industrial-looking metal basket that I paid more than I would have liked at $8.25:
I could have put this in my booth as-is and sold it no problem, but after seeing what a little paint did for the wire basket I shared in my last round of smalls, I was excited to see what it could do for this one too.
I was not disappointed!
I was looking to create a color that was soft like Sea Glass, but more blue, and I think this is it!
(25% Vintage Duck Egg, 25% The Gulf, and 50% Cotton)
I decided not to seal this one at all.
The next one is another from my haul, this sad olive tree I picked up for $6.25:
I was drawn to it for some reason, and decided to see if I could do anything to give it a lift.
So I dry-brushed the base in Cotton and replaced the ugly brown moss with Spanish moss instead:
I also cleaned every single dust-filled leaf and olive with a couple of clorox wipes. Then I added a stem of olive leaves that I picked up at Michaels (There was only one stem left.) and cut into three separate stems to fill it out a tiny bit more…
and the dry-brushed pot and new moss did wonders…
I think it actually makes the container look a bit bigger!
I chose not to seal this either.
And finally, I picked this little lamp up more recently:
It was marked $6.25 (That seems to be their magic number lately.), but all blue tags were half off, so I got it for$3. You know I was drawn to that blue ceramic!
I painted and “distressed” it also. I thought it would be fun more for looks than function!
And that’s six more smalls done!
Do you have a favorite? I am pleased to announce that I will not be keeping any of this lot. It’s hard, ya’ll.
That is almost this whole bunch done!
See what became of them all at the links below:
I am going to be too puffy-eyed from crying to be of any use to anyone the rest of this week. I will be driving Jack to college on Thursday! Wahhhhhh.
When did he grow up?
That photo was from the first post Jack ever appeared in back 2012! That was our master bathroom at our old house. You can see what we did to it HERE if you like. It’s a SUPER OLDIE!!
Stop by on Thursday to see 23 of my own thrifty chair makeovers from over the years!
UPDATE: No need to wait…see them all here!! 🙂
Stay safe and stay well!!
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