Amazing friends, welcome back! It’s time for another exciting edition of Thrift Shop Shakedown!! That’s where my favorite thrifting buddy, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule, and I take you thrifting with us, and we each choose something to make over. Then we show you what we did with the items we found!
We video the whole the whole shopping trip and share it with YOU! Maybe this will give ya’ll a tiny thrifting fix since we can’t thrift right now!
Enjoy the video!
If you have trouble viewing, see it on my YouTube channel HERE.
I hope you enjoyed that! There was much more bad dancing on my part (as always) but I spared you lol. Also, don’t forget to look for what Nancy chose to redo at the bottom of this post!!
We found a lot of great things on that trip! It seems that everything I found this time was small:
Some of these items like the Christmas village house won’t be getting made over. That might have been my favorite find! If you’ve ever seen my Christmas Village, you know how much I love them! I think that was $6. Also, the holiday box at the back, the lemons, and maybe the pretty pitcher don’t really need makeovers.
The star stocking holders will get a makeover closer to the holidays. The wreath at the back just needs a little TLC and the woven tray may just get some simple white dry brushing. Most of the rest of these items I added to my newest haul. See all those items I found in my garage HERE if you missed it.
Today I’m sharing what I did with the metal box with the grapes and the set of metal floral artwork.
First up is this wall hanger box thingy that I paid $3.98 for:
I started with a base coat of Fluff by Dixie Belle:
I’m so sorry I painted over your beautifully painted grapes, Dottie! It got two coats of the Fluff.
I knew the oval on the front would be an ideal spot for a small transfer. I used one of the transfers from a sheet of mini transfers (called Classic Vintage Labels by Re-designed by Prima):
I pulled out my new baby hydrangeas (that I found at JoAnns earlier this year) to create a pretty vignette:
I love how this one turned out!
Amazing what a little transfer adds!
And do you recognize the set of floral wall art??
These two pieces started out like this:
I probably would not have bought these normally, but they were so cheap at only $3.25 for both!
They got two coats of Fluff also and then I brought out my distressing block and “distressed” the raised areas using Coffee Bean:
I shared more on how to cheat a distressed look using the distressing block on this gorgeous mirror HERE.
I sealed these and the other piece with Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in clear:
I don’t often use wax anymore, mostly because applying the Clear Coat is so much easier, but using a wet sealer on metal items can sometimes pull a pink hue through the paint. Wax does not. (I was wearing a hot pink shirt and that is what you see reflecting on the edges in that photo!) I could have used BOSS first, but for small pieces like this, wax is just as easy.
This set of wall art was just ho-hum before, and it isn’t too particularly exciting now, but it is simple and pretty…
I had originally planned to paint the flowers in with black paint, but opted to keep it simple instead.
I shared this $5 tool caddy in my bookcase makeover post recently and here it is again!
I’m so glad I kept this one! See what it originally looked like when I dragged it home HERE.
It’s fun to see what a couple of thrift store cast-offs can become, am I right? In this case, they became brand new wall decor!
Don’t forget to check out what Nancy is making over today!
She is sharing what she did with this tray she found on our trip:
See what she did with it HERE!
I hope you enjoyed shopping with us! If you want to see more of our thrifting videos, you can find them in my Video Library! 🙂
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I did with this cutie pie of a bench!
UPDATE: See how this bench looks now HERE!!
I hope you have a great weekend, dear friends…stay safe!!
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