Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thrift It, Gift It, Facelift It Reveal!

Hello friends! 
I am so excited to be here today to share my Thrift It, Gift It, Facelift It item makeovers! If you don't know what I'm talking about, be sure to hop over here first and read my original post.
For those of you who do remember me sharing this a few weeks ago, today is the day! We are all revealing our thrifted, gifted goodies!


Here's the before photo of the gifts I received from Kimberley who blogs over at Seaside Ave. They were almost too pretty to do anything to them, but I did give them all a transformation. Mine might not be quite as transformed as some but I love how they all turned out. So, let's see what I did!


Here's the after! I'll show you each item below.


I love these vintage vanity trays. I have 3 or 4 in various places throughout my home. I decided to transform this one into a wall mirror. All I did was paint the frame and hot glue ribbon to the back to create a hanger. I love it! It hangs in my tiny hall area. So pretty!


Aren't the details beautiful? It has been overcast here all morning so sorry for the gloomy pictures.


Next up is the beautiful hand mirror. I couldn't bear to change it too much, so I had my hubby drill a small hole in the handle and I put a piece of ribbon through it. It is a wall mirror now as well. It joined my metallic mirrors over my vanity. I have been wanting to add to this wall for some time now and this was the perfect opportunity.


Next up is the gorgeous fabric and battenberg lace handkerchief. I was stumped about what to do with these items. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to make with them! Then, all of a sudden, it hit me....cut the handkerchief in half and sew it on the ends and create a table runner. So, that's what I did. I also added a piece of turquoise lace where the fabrics meet. I love it! 


What do you think? You can also see the candle sticks below. I was originally going to use these to create a tiered tray with vintage china plates, but they were too tall and just didn't look right. So, I painted the top part, leaving the bottom brass as well as the part that holds the candle. I could not get to my candles as the drawer I keep them in is blocked by some things I didn't have the energy to move...lol! 


Here's a closer picture but again, the weather is affecting the lighting.


And, last but not least is the vintage metal tissue box holder. I opted to just paint it and put a bottom in it. When I empty my box of tissues, I will cut the top off, spray paint the box gold and insert it into the metal holder. But for now, I just put a bottom in it. It will be used for small paper scraps when I am working on decorating my planners and journals at my desk. I have little trash cans  tidy tubs on my student tables at school and thought I could use one myself. This is the perfect size. You can see it to the far right. And, yes, my desk has changed again!


So, what do you think? I had a lot of fun joining in this challenge! Maybe we can do it again sometime! Thanks so much to Tania for coming up with the idea, inviting me to participate, partnering us up, and keeping up with all of us! It has been a blast! Be sure to hop over and visit all the other participants. I can't wait to see what they all came up with too! 

Here they are.....







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And, just in case you're wondering what colors I used, here they are. I used the Rustoleum Ocean Mist on the vanity tray/wall mirror and candle sticks and the Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze on the tissue box cover/tidy tub. Love both of these colors!



Until next time. Have a beautiful weekend!


32 comments:

  1. I never thought to paint vintage vanity trays and I LOVE how that turned out. The tray turned into a wall mirror is by far my favorite!

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  2. Great choice of colors, Vicky. I love the idea of hanging a hand mirror - it looks lovely on your wall of mirrors. I will be copying your tissue box holder into a tidy tub idea. I have several of them lying around doing nothing. My favorite is the table runner!

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  3. Love the colors you choose and hanging the hand mirror was so clever! What a fun challenge!

    Linda

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  4. Love what you did with your unexpected materials. That vanity tray is so lovely! What a nice surprise, I'm sure.

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  5. You did great with your items Vicky! I love painting those vanity trays and yours looks so pretty as a wall mirror, I may have to do that! The tissue box holder as a scrap container is a great idea, I could have used that when I was creating my shadow box for the challenge!

    Thanks so much for participating Vicky, it was a lot of fun!

    Tania

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  6. Sweetest Vicky, you are simply amazing, my friend! I am in love with the table runner - absolutely beautiful, my friend. And of course the colors you used are so YOU {{smiles}}

    Have a blessed Sunday, dear one. Love and hugs to you!

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  7. Oh I love everything you've done! I think my favorite is the tissue box trash tub....great idea!

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  8. What fun! I like this group and the cool things you are making! I found you on Kim's Snug Harbor Bay!

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  9. Oh cute! I love how you used the vanity tray as a hall mirror- it's my favorite! I don't blame you for not changing up the hand mirror and it adds the perfect touch to your wall. Great facelift to your items!

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  10. Hi Vicky, wow I love how you transformed everything into really beautiful items in that pretty turquoise color (my favorite) ! Great job!
    I hope you have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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  11. What a fun challenge! Everything you did looks amazing and I loved the colors you chose. Such a vibrant color!
    That table runner is awesome! I like the contrast of fabric with the hankerchief. It's lovely!
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Amy

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  12. What a fun challenge! Everything you did looks amazing and I loved the colors you chose. Such a vibrant color!
    That table runner is awesome! I like the contrast of fabric with the hankerchief. It's lovely!
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Amy

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  13. What a fun challenge! Everything you did looks amazing and I loved the colors you chose. Such a vibrant color!
    That table runner is awesome! I like the contrast of fabric with the hankerchief. It's lovely!
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Amy

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  14. Hi Vicky! :)
    Oh my gosh, I just love what you did with everything! I love the dresser mirror painted and hung on the wall, so pretty! And the hand mirror hung on the wall is genius.
    The table runner you created is so pretty. And the candle holders painted that way look new and fresh now! :)

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  15. Hi Vicky! I love all the ways you used these items. Good job!

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  16. Oh Vicky...you are so very talented! Just look at the gorgeousness you created here...I love the colours you chose...and my, I think you gave each of these lovely vintage items a wonderful facelift! Such a fantastic idea...and I am so glad we could join you all to see what you did with your gifts...smiles...
    Blessings and hugs to you, dear Vicky...have a delightful Lord's Day!
    Kelly-Anne

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  17. It looks as though you had great fun with everything! I like the two mirror ideas especially and your little tidy box! A lovely idea!! xx

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  18. When I look at these items, they remind me so much of things my mother had years ago. I think I also had that same tray on my vanity.

    Your transformations are lovely, and using the tray as a mirror was a great idea Vicky! So glad you had fun with this challenge. Hope your school year is going well so far.

    xxx

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  19. Once again, a can of paint does wonders! Wow! Love them all and you used my favorite color. I thought the transformation of the butterfly fabric was so clever!!!!

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  20. Love the aqua color you used! Everything is wonderful. Hanging the hand mirror is a great idea and using the tissue holder for something other than tissue is genius! When you add the gold painted box inside, it'll add the perfect amount of glitz! Great job, Vickie!

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  21. Love the colors! And never would have thought to hand a vanity mirror on the wall. Great idea!

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  22. These are all such lovely transformations, Vicky! Love what you did with the sweet handkerchief.

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  23. Such cute transformations, Vicky. You just KNEW I was going to ask about the paint :)

    I love your desk. You have inspired me to start a journal. There are so many cute ideas for them these days.

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  24. What a fun idea and fun challenge to change everything - great job!

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  25. What a fun and creative challenge! You did great Vicky. Just love the runner. :)

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  26. What a cool idea! I love your color choice. A great makeover Vicky!

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  27. Vicky, You always amaze me with your talent and creativity! I have to sigh when I see all that you do, just beautiful.
    Each item that you transformed was great, but I especially loved the tray. I would have never thought to paint such a thing, and that tissue holder will make a great little garbage can.
    This looked like a fun swap. :-)

    Have a great week~ Debbie

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  28. These are all wonderful! I especially love the way the tray transformed into a mirror. Lovely...

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  29. Good Morning Vicky, you did a marvelous job! When you buy something yourself, you already have an idea of what you want to do with it, but to receive a surprise package in the mail and be challenged to re-purpose it . . . that takes some true thinking outside your comfort zone. This idea would make a great HGTV show theme. I would certainly watch it. Have a lovely day and thank you for your sweet blogging friendship. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  30. Lovely. I really like how you combined the hankie and the fabric together to make a runner. Very pretty. Great shades of spray paint too. I'll have to look for them when I am at the Home Depot later! Hugs to you, XOXO Bronwyn

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  31. You did a great job on the challenge, Vicky and I love those colors too :)

    I hope you're having a great weekend!

    xo,
    rue

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  32. How FUN was this! Hi Vicky! It's been a while, 3 months to be exact. I hope you had a nice summer and enjoyed your time off from school. I like how you transformed your thrifted items. I like the runner especially. Very creative! I am always inspired when I visit. I hope to catch up on all you've been up to. Have a wonderful week.

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