Hello there, dear friends! Who’s up for a few smalls today?? The smalls are the smaller, more simple things that I makeover for my booth that on their own don’t make for the most exciting blog content, but when grouped together, are a fun bunch!
Here are the items getting their mini makeovers today:
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Up first is this mirror set I picked up that I forgot to include in my End of Summer Haul:
I picked up the mirror for $4.25 and the set of sconces for $4.25 also, so $8.50 for the set. I don’t usually pick up these molded plastic pieces, but I loved that there was a set and I thought they would be perfect for a simple shabby chic makeover!
They got a coat of Rustoleum spray primer, followed by a coat of Dixie Belle’s Cotton, and then I used my distressing block and Coffee Bean paint to cheat the distressed finish since I didn’t really want the gold shining through:
You can see more about how I cheat this finish HERE. It is so easy to do!
I like my final coat to be chalk paint because I love the texture so much more than spray paint. Spray priming is just an easy way to get a quick first coat on these pieces. It is not necessary.
I did not seal these pieces with anything.
Up next is this not so cute, but nicely detailed frame I picked up for $2.25:
I painted it and cheat-distressed it the very same way as the mirror and sconces:
I kept the stock image that was already in there because I think it made for a cool piece of art:
And here’s how I tag my frames in my booth:
This next piece is a mass-produced piece I picked up for $6.95:
I know this is a look that many love at the moment, but I thought it might be fun to add a punch of color to it! First, I took it apart. (It easily came apart by removing a few screws.)
I also gave the chalkboard a fresh coat of Rustoleum Chalkboard spray. I was sure to “season” the newly painted surface by rubbing chalk all over the entire surface and then wiping it off.
Now it has personality!
I just gave the wire basket a light dusting with the paintbrush:
I sealed this one with Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in clear.
Up next are two more frames in today’s smalls haul:
I paid $6 for both. I liked the wood one because it was nice and chunky.
I decided to give it a washed look…
Super simple! I love the weathered, beachy feel of it! I left this unsealed.
The more ornate one got a coat of Vintage Duck Egg Blue:
Painting these details is much easier with a round flat brush. I think I picked this one up at Michaels.
Then I added a coat of Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in White with another brush. I removed any excess with a soft cloth and voila:
I love how the white wax really highlights all those pretty details!
And to stage these frames for sale, I just photocopied a couple of black and white photos I had of my boys at the beach:
Even if I have an off day thrifting, I can usually find a couple of pretty frames!
My two buffet lamps that I shared a couple of weeks ago HERE sold, so I needed more lamps for my booth.
I grabbed this lamp that I picked up for only $4.25 to give it a quick redo:
I had picked up a pretty taupe colored shade a while back at HomeGoods and it was the perfect size for this lamp.
The only color I could picture it with was white, so this lamp got three coats of Cotton:
Then I sanded to reveal some of the pretty details…
My favorite part is the finial I made, much like the one I made for this standing lamp I shared earlier this month. This lamp was missing its finial, so I grabbed a wooden knob I had in my stash and a sheet of these mini knob transfers:
I painted the knob in Cotton and added the mini transfer to the top:
I had to drill the existing hole just a tad bigger so I could screw it onto the top of the harp, but it worked perfectly!
I left this one unsealed also.
Because I was in need of lamps for my booth, I grabbed this small lamp as well from my storage room and painted it up real quick, but I didn’t get a before picture:
That’s because I hadn’t planned to share it, but when I spotted the perfect shade for it at the thrift store, I just wanted to share it with ya’ll!
I stopped in at the Goodwill by our house on Saturday and spied this pretty shade for only $2.25:
It was the perfect size for this little lamp!
And finally, I picked up this hanging clock for $9.95:
I thought with a quick coat of paint, it could be cute for my booth. However, when I painted just the outside, I didn’t love it:
So, I ended up having to work a bit, but I was finally able to get the clock part out so I could paint it also. I decided on this beautiful shade of blue made up of 50% Vintage Duck Egg Blue and 50% Cotton:
I love it with the Cotton…so coastal now!
And that is another round of smalls completed! I feel like I packed quite a bit into this one…I hope you enjoyed it!
And that lets me cross several more things off this haul!
If you missed anything so far, you can catch up below:
And if you want to see even more smalls, visit my last edition HERE!
I’ll see ya’ll back here on Thursday with this Home Interiors shelf:
UPDATE: No need to come back! See how this shelf looks now HERE!
See ya then!
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