Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Easy Jewelry box Make-Over

I've been seeing these make-overs everywhere! They looked so cute I thought I'd give it a try!

I grabbed these jewelry boxes from my shop (the thrift store that I manage) because they have been there FOREVER!  They were your average, run-of-the-mill wood box with drawers.

 I spray painted two of them white and left the smallest one in its natural wood.

Then I added snips of scrapbook paper with a decoupage medium to the sides and drawer fronts.

The largest one looks great with a faux wood paper.

And the little birdie paper matches nicely!

This one was the easiest. I used a multi-patterned paper that was easy to mix up.

It was all one 12"x12" paper but had lots of prints that I could cut up for the drawers.

Not much cutting. I just used my square punch and popped out all those little squares.

This little one was fun. I didn't paint it white, but after putting all the paper on its surfaces, I wiped it down with a dark brown paint to sort of "antique" it. Then I brushed a gold paint along all the edges, wiping some of it away for a worn look. I just love the little fawns and owls on the topside.

One last thing to do... I will spray a light coat of  polyurethane all over to protect it.
 I had so much fun trying this! You can do this! It's so easy!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Thrifting Treasures

NO BAD LUCK for me today! It turned out to be a banner day for sales on Friday the 13th. Good thing since I got up at the crack of dawn, sacrificing all that sleep!

Got two beautiful trays by Ole Larsen to hang in the guest bedroom. They will go perfectly in there with all my other dog portraits. Also got a large lace tablecloth to replace the one I accidently sold at my last sale. Argh.

This old child's rocker was definitely my best score today! I've got some vintage fabric that I will make a cushion with to get it ready for the next Re-inVintage Fair. Also picked up a silver pitcher for flowers and a very ratty but vintage metal basketweave handbag that will look cute with some inpatiens growing out of it. And, of course, a little Christmas bling that I can NEVER pass up!

Got this adorable child's rug made in Belgium, like new, colors bright and cheery! $2!

The TIKI bag is old and the perfect size for file folders! But I'm still "smarting" from the $4 price I paid. You know me, if  it's not a quarter it better darn well be something I LOVE!

This Gingham Dog and Calico Kitty are a sugar and creamer I think, but the doggy only has a tiny hole on the top of his head. Maybe you just shake the sugar out? But the price was right so I brought them home. Also a cast aluminum magazine rack.

CHECK OUT THIS ENID COLLINS BAG!!! This is a previous thrift store find but I just had to share it today! It has never been used, it is pristine inside and out except for a few missing smallest rhinestones. Everything else is perfect! I believe she will be going on Ebay. I don't usually tell my buying price when I list there but I can't help myself.  She was only $6.

Here is a Child of Prague that I have been looking a long time for. I love catholic icons. He was only a couple of dollars because he is missing his very important fingers for giving the 2-fingered blessing (not to be confused with the 1-finger wave.) But you wouldn't believe how handy I am with sculpey. I'll be getting that blessing in no time.

I got this rosey carnival glass pitcher at the same Salvation Army that I got the Enid Collins purse. Also in perfect condition. It was something crazy like 3$! Cheap!

Sweet "gloved hand" clip holder. Don't know what it's supposed to hold, maybe notes? But its so cute.

This yarn daisy afghan came into my shop (I run the thrift store that supports the local food pantry) and I claimed it  before the donor even set it down! It's in great condition and looks so pretty over the back of my white sofa.

Hope you're coming up with some great finds too!