Hello beautiful friends and welcome to a new week! Today I’m sharing another round of smalls, but with a holiday twist! I had holiday ideas for a couple of pieces from my latest thrifty haul and thought it would be fun to do a whole round holiday style!
These six thrifted finds will all be getting mini holiday makeovers:
It is on the larger side and I knew it would be perfect for a Christmas upcycle! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I started by giving this basket a liberal coat of Voodoo Gel Stain in Up in Smoke to tone down the light color. It comes in a squirt bottle, so I just squirted it on and used a wax brush to get it into all the weave:
Then I dry brushed it in Cotton:
I knew this basket would be perfect for holding one of our Christmas trees:
This tree was also a thrift store find several years ago. I found it in the off season, and it was like brand new in the original box for only $6!
I love the lighter look of this basket now…
Here it is all aglow…
Next up is this pair of frames I picked up for $7 for both:
I love to display past holiday photos and these were perfect candidates for a Winter wonderland makeover!
I started with the darker one and primed it with Rustoleum spray primer. Then I gave it two light coats of Rustoleum Robin’s Egg. As soon as I applied the second coat, I added white glitter while the paint was still wet:
I transformed my mini Christmas Village Set the same way. I found this glitter at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.
This was perfect to hold this sweet Christmas picture of my boys:
This was taken in 2012…they were just babies!
I did the second frame very similarly, except I did that one in Rustoleum Satin White:
It’s harder to see the sparkles on this one in the photos, but they make it so festive!
Next up is this rocking horse I picked up for $3.25:
You know I grabbed it up quick! I just love it!
This got a couple of coats of Cotton and a mini transfer for a fresh new look:
The mini transfer is from a set that I use all the time called Classic Vintage Labels by Re-designed by Prima. If you search that name on Etsy, you’ll find several shops that have them.
I tried to get my Hubby to light the pilot light in our fireplace so I could have a nice fire in the background, but he wasn’t able to get it to light boo hoo. Just imagine a lovely, warm fire in the fireplace back there. Cozy, huh?
If you take a peek at the before, the body of the horse was light, and as you can see here, the distressed areas are darker:
This next mini makeover is a piece I picked up because I loved the saying on it…
So true, right?
I photographed this with the rest of my Biggest Thrifty Haul of them All, but I never included it in the collage of all the pieces I planned to make over because I hadn’t planned to share such a simple redo.
However, after painting it in Cotton, it made for a such a cute addition to this Christmas vignette in our kitchen that I thought it might be share-worthy now:
Life really is so much better with cookies!
And finally, I picked up this sign for $3.25:
I often pick up signs that have a nice shape to them when I see them. I knew I could paint this one up to say something different.
I started by giving it two coats of Barn Red:
Then I used my Silhouette to cut out a phrase I liked. I created my own, but the Silhouette Design Store has a ton of designs you can download and cut. I cut this one on contact paper and lined it up on my sign. Then I gave it two light coats of Rustoleum spray paint in Satin White:
After the second coat and while it was still wet, I added white glitter to the letters:
Then I removed the contact paper right away:
Because I had already added glitter, I didn’t have too many options for sealing it, so I used Rustoleum’s clear matte spray sealer.
I added it to this simple greenery wreath and voila!
I tried to show the glittery letters, but it’s hard to see here…
It is really pretty in person!
And that’s six mini holiday makeovers complete!
Lyla wanted to jump in and wish y’all the happiest of holidays!
She posed so nicely, but she doesn’t look like she quite trusts me here lol.
I also just listed our new silkscreen stencils:
I’m excited to give those a try!
I hope you enjoyed these simple makeovers today! You can even transform dated decor you already own and give it some holiday flair.
I am excited to cross several pieces off the list!
If you want to revisit any, you can see them all at the links below:
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper girls. We don’t usually do a brand new makeover this close to Christmas, so I’ll be sharing my favorite Furniture Fixer Upper makeover of the year!
UPDATE: See what my favorite Fixer Upper Furniture makeover was HERE now!
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