Hey there, beautiful friends and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday! There is little I love more than transforming junk into jewels, and today, I’m being joined by my talented friends who also have makeovers to share! Be sure to look for links to their projects at the bottom.
I’m especially excited about today’s makeover because it is the FINAL PIECE from my Spring 2022 Haul!!
I saved this one for last because honestly, I wasn’t very inspired by it at all.
I decided to pair it with this cigar box to create something new altogether:
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I figured I could use the cigar box to create a pocket on the front:
To do that, I started by removing the back of the cigar box and whacking the bottom of it out:
Then I got to painting! I gave both pieces two coats of Fluff:
I describe Fluff as more of a vintage white…it’s not quite as bright as Cotton. It is wonderful because it covers in just TWO coats! ( I used it on our main bedroom furniture HERE.)
Once they were dry, I used E6000 Glue (They now have a no-stink version!!) to attach the cigar box to the front to create that pocket:
I left that to dry overnight.
Then, I pulled out my Classic Vintage Labels mini transfer set and added the perfect one to the front:
This transfer comes with a bunch of mini transfers that are perfect for smaller projects like this!
You can see 10 more mini makeovers using this transfer set HERE.
I gave the edges a little extra sanding with 220 grit sandpaper to distress a bit. The final step was to seal, and I did that with Best Dang Wax in clear.
Here’s how this unlikely pair look now!
The flowers could easily be changed out seasonally, or you could even use it for incoming mail.
I love how it turned out!
Do y’all remember the basket?
It’s one that I just had to keep. It started out like this:
And I shared it as part of this Painting the Smalls post.
It sneaks its way into my photos every so often.
How about the chair?
I shared that one HERE, and it started out like this:
Not so cute there lol. So much better now!
I share this in my photos all the time!
Altogether, they make a sweet vignette!
I hope you enjoyed seeing what these pieces could be!
Don’t forget to check out my friends’ Trash-to-Treasure makeovers at the links below!
And that’s another haul complete!! YAY!!!
SO satisfying to cross that final piece off the list!!
Here’s everything in this haul:
Vintage Sewing Box Makeover
Applying a Transfer to a Lampshade
$5 Thrift Store Box Makeover with Transfer
Chalk Painted Basket
No Sew Fabric Basket Liner
How to Paint Fabric (chair makeover)
Painted Dresser with Transfer
Painting the Smalls #17 (lamp, small box, horse, napkin holder, and mirror)
Side Table Makeover
Metal Bread Box Makeover
Ballerina Decoupage Paper Box
Petite Side Table Makeover
French Provincial Night Table
Repurposed Cigar Box
Antique Oak Chair Makeover
Painting the Smalls #16 (candlesticks, small box, tray)
Stenciled Mirror Makeover
I’ve already started collecting my next haul but still need a few more things, so I’ll be shopping this week and hope to reveal that soon!
Meanwhile, meet me back here on Thursday to see what I did to revive this:
UPDATE: See how I turned it into a real cutie here now!
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Denise Cox says
Good job! Silly me…I thought the vintage sign was made out of fabric. That’s why I couldn’t make sense of it at first. I really like it.
Oh ha ha! That would totally make sense…it does look like a banner! Thanks, Denise! XOXO
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
Sweet save! I would have struggled too, but you came up with the perfect idea. Bravo!
Thank you so much, Larissa! Glad I was able to pull this one together ha ha! XOXO
Janice Holt says
I could not figure out what you would do with the plaque. The design on it looked like it was raised. It turned out to be such a cute wall pocket. Looking forward to your next haul.
Thank you, Janice! It did have like a stippled surface to it, but painting it helped to smooth it out just a little! Can’t wait to share the next haul too! XOXO
Such a clever combination with a beautiful outcome! Love it!
Thank you, my friend! Have a great week! XOXO
I was waiting to see what in the world you would do with that final piece! What a makeover. So shabby chic yet “classy”. Your posts are so inspiring.
Aww I appreciate that so much, Ruthie! Thank you! I wasn’t sure where this one was going to go either but glad I was able to pull it together lol! XOXO
What a beauty!! You are so talented & creative, Christy!
Aww thank you so much, Sandra!! XOXO
I went back to see your bedroom furniture! Jaw dropping! We have dark wood too, but hubby isn’t on board yet about painting it. I don’t have the patience either, but maybe one day!!
Oh yay! I’m so glad you like it! It made a world of difference in our bedroom. My husband gave me the go ahead a few years ago, but I was not looking forward to tackling it, so it took me a bit. Hopefully you can convince your hubby one day! XOXO
Karen Moore says
It’s amazing where your imagination takes you. Wonderful makeover.
Thank you so much, Karen! It took me a minute to come up with an idea for this one lol!
That is so clever!…and pretty!
Thanks so much, Cyndi! XOXO
Susan M Van Dyke says
Thank you, Susan! XOXO
Denise - Salvaged Inspirations says
I knew you’d do something spectacular my friend! This is super sweet and I LOVE the lavender in it! XOXO
Aww thank you so much, my sweet friend!! XOXO
Fran Blunt says
You have a great imagination. I wouldn’t think of this. You marinated over it until the last and turned out a fantastic piece.
I appreciate that so much, Fran! It did take me a minute to come with an idea, but eventually the lightbulb went on ha ha! XOXO
Super creative, Love this one!
Thanks so much, Vicki! XOXO
So clever and pretty. Fabulous job.
Thank you so much, Rebecca! XOXO
That is gorgeous! I would never have thought to add those 2 toegther.
Thank you so much, Edith! I’m so glad they worked out so well together! I was able to tackle two pieces with one project ha ha! XOXO
Debra Hubbs says
You are so creative and talented. I never would have thought to marry those two pieces together. Love it!
Thank you so much, my friend! It took me a minute to come up with an idea, but I finally did lol! XOXO
Jackie C says
Your vision i never ceases to amaze me. I’d never have thought of this 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Aww thank you so much, Jackie! XOXO
Caye Cooper says
What a clever idea, Christy! I really like it. Thanks for all you share!!
Thank you so much, Caye! It is a joy to share! XOXO
Super cute! I am always amazed at your creativity while you up-cycle!
Thank you so much, Kimmylouwho! I really appreciate that! XOXO
Lol I didn’t realize the wine hanging was wood. I thought it was fabric and I couldn’t see how you were going to fix that. But now I see! It looks great with a pocket and of course, the transfer is the perfect finish. Love it!
Ha ha! Somebody else mentioned that also. It does look like a banner of sorts for sure. So glad you like it, Cecilia! Thank you! XOXO
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
That’s an awesome makeover! I love it now!! xoxo
Thank you so much, my friend! Glad I was able to get rid of two pieces with this one project ha ha! XOXO
They turned out so pretty!
Thank you, Lizzy! XOXO
Christy, your vision is truly amazing! You inspire me to look at “stuff” with new eyes. Keep it up. I look forward to your emails every day! Jules
I really appreciate that, Jules! Thank you so much! XOXO
Christy, you are truly blessed with a never ending creativity skill! I love following your blog and I’ve learned so much from you. Keep me n doing what you are doing! Love and thanks, Sharon.
You are the sweetest, Sharon, thank you so much! I appreciate you following along with me! XOXO
Astonishing!!! That not at all what I wash picturing. It sure turned out lovely. Makes great use of what was otherwise unappealing.
Thank you so much, Niki!! I’m glad I can still surprise you lol! XOXO
Sharon L Austin says
OMG Ingenious! Do you know how many cigar boxes I have? lol Enough that I’ve had to get rid of some already. This is awesome.
Thank you, Sharon!! Girl, put those cigar boxes to good use! XOXO
Marcie Lovett says
Put them together? What is she going to do with them? No way! How does your brain come up with these ideas, Christy?
Thank you so much, Marcie! I did have to marinate on this one for a couple of days, but I’m glad I finally came up with a plan lol! XOXO
Michele M. says
Oh you are just so danged clever, Christy! That is so neat.
Thanks, Michele!! XOXO
And there you are; picking up junk that there is no possible way of making anything at all useful from it, and yet there it is, A perfectly beautigul wall packer. Get the F-F-Firetruck outta here.
You and Your friends are killing me.
I should ot type after all day shopping.
-Cross out the first it after from
-A perfectly BEAUTIFUL
-POCKET, NOT Packer
Ha ha! I’m so glad you like the end result, Marietta! You just never know what something can become! Thanks for the chuckle! XOXO
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
This turned out adorable, Christy! Love it! xo
Thanks so much, my friend! XOXO
You always have the best flips!
Aww thank you so much, Cara! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!! XOXO
Robyn Wright says
Thank you, Robin! XOXO