Awesome Friends, I totally forgot how inspiring the smallest of makeovers could be! You told me and I listened. I don’t often share all those smaller makeovers, but you can expect to see more smalls posts like these in the future…I will share them all, big AND small! 🙂
Today I am sharing the other half of these items I pulled from my stash to replenish my booth:
If you missed the first half, you can catch up HERE.
I marathon-painted these items in two days!
Here’s a closer look at what I’m sharing today:
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Today I’ll start with this little shelf I picked up for $3:
I figured it would be really cute painted, and it is!
Like most of these items, I spray primed with Rustoleum’s Spray Primer first. That was just to save time by getting one coat on each item quickly. I followed up with Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. ( Recipe HERE.) I sealed most of these items with a quick spray of Rustoleum Clear matte spray.
Next is this recipe box I picked up for a dollar:
I decided to go blue with this one:
This is my new favorite blue: Sunken Pool by Behr (also made into DIY chalk paint).
And this doesn’t have to hold recipes! You could sit it on the counter and use it to toss your keys in, or to keep medications or vitamins handy, but concealed.
Next I have this pretty oval mirror I picked up for $4.98:
I removed the mirror prior to spray priming and painting:
I think that always gives it a nicer finish since you can paint the back of the area around the mirror. That way the reflection will be white and not the original brown:
Up next is this plate stand/ frame holder/whatever-ma-jiggy:
These kinds of things are a dime a dozen at thrift stores, but I think paint worked wonders here too:
It makes a great stand for my iPad!
Here is another little metal wire piece that you might see a lot of at thrift stores:
As you can see I picked it up on clearance for 99¢. I removed those rubber feet before painting, and replaced them after:
Cute for a dollar, right?
By the way, I used my mini spray tent by HomeRight to prime most of these pieces, and I fit several pieces in there at a time:
I bought mine on Amazon HERE.
And as you can see here, I used a brush to apply the chalk paint, even on these skinny pieces:
This little round Zibra brush was easier to use in these pieces than a regular paint brush would have been.
Like I mentioned in my last post, I could have just spray painted the second coat, and that probably would have been much easier, but I love the texture chalk paint adds.
Up next is this pretty pair of lamps I found on clearance for $3.98 each:
They were missing their shades, but I loved the shape of them.
I painted both, but here is one staged here in my office:
I think they are pretty even without shades.
And I love them at night:
It’s a nice soft glow, reminiscent of candles.
I shared a tiny spice rack on Thursday, and I have one more here to share:
I mentioned I found several on one thrifting trip and this is last one I had. I staged this one with polish also:
You could hang it on the back of a door or sit it out on the counter. This thing could hold a ton of nail polish!
I added the little oval tag for some interest. I used my silhouette cameo to add the number three. (No significance there.)
Lastly, this next quickie makeover might just be my favorite. One of my dear friends saved these corbels for me thinking I could use them for something:
They make perfect book ends!
Right? She might want them back now! I love them here on my built-ins!
The only things that did not get made over from the original group photo are the shell bookends. One of them had a big crack in it that could not be easily repaired. Here is the original photo:
Ooh love them all together!
If you enjoyed these smalls, you might like round #3 I did as well:
See how they turned out HERE!
I’ll meet you back here on Thursday…I’ll be sharing how I created a fun crafty project just in time for Spring out of these roses:
UPDATE: No need to wait, bring a little sunshine indoors with this fun craft HERE!
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