Saturday, August 29, 2015
Thrift It, Gift It, Facelift It Reveal!
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.....
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!