Vintage

Upcycled Thrift Store Frame

I just recently realized a goal that I have had for a long time. Open up an on-line retail store that includes upcycled vintage items and upcycled items that resemble vintage items. I am also including handmade personalized and customizable items as well as some jewelry, fashion and decor items – see links at end of post.

One of the items for sale is this oak frame, which has been upcycled into a cute Easter Bunny wall art.

After I gave the frame a good cleaning I used Rust-oleum chalk paint in linen white and I used a wet distress method to make it look aged. I buy my chalk paint at Canadian Tire for $28.99 per 30 oz.


For the picture I painted a piece of 7″ x 5″ pressboard with three coats of black acrylic craft paint I had in my stash. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out a silhouette stencil of a fat bunny and painted the bunny with turquoise Decor Art Crafter’s Acrylic Paint. I made the cute little pompom bunny tail from natural 100% fisherman’s wool.

I used art glitter glue to secure the picture in the frame and to secure the pompom tail to the bunny’s butt. Being impatient for it to dry and photograph I used some weight to help speed things along…lol – you have to use what you have.

After about an hour or so, it was ready to display and photograph. It is up for sale on my new website: www.marymacksmarket.com

If you are wondering about the name of the store it is a combination of my first name and maiden last name and also the name of a very popular folk song. I’ve always known the name would make a great on-line or bricks and mortar store.

I hope you get a chance to check it out either on Facebook or on the actual website.

Following your dreams…It’s A Wandaful Thing!

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Upcycled Thrift Store Napkin Holder

I found this cute wooden heart-shaped napkin holder at my local thrift store last week. A dated wooden piece like this is usually finished in dark stained pine with no sealer. I should have brushed on a coat of Zinsser primer but I didn’t.

I decided to use Rustoleum Chalk Paint in linen white and thankfully one good coat was enough to cover it completely.

Next I decided to use my Cricut to cut out a design in permanent glossy red vinyl for each side.  Both of the files are from  Makers Gonna Learn  and if you haven’t heard of them, I strongly advise you go check out their website and YouTube Videos. I’ve learned so much from this group of wonderful people. I just recently took out a membership and this is my first project using their files (LOVE THEM).

 

I’m having a JUNKTOBERFEST Sale

One wo(man)’s junk is another wo(man)’s treasure. Well, at least, I hope so. I’m trying to clean out my basement and the seacan that is chalk full of fabulous vintage goods.

I have accumulated a ton of “smalls” as we call them in the vintage world and need to clear them out as I am hoping to focus on upcycling and repurposing items to sell.

I’ve decided to have a BIG supersale and call it JUNKTOBERFEST.  All items will range from $1.00 to nothing over $10.00. The ad I created is listed below. I will offer shipping at buyer’s cost.

Here is a sneak peek of just a few of the items up for sale. …

Thrift Hunting & Vintage Finds – Post #14

For the most part I’ve been trying to stay out of the thrift stores because I am  busy purging and donating stuff to make way for auction and yard sale season AND I find the prices this time of the year a bit too steep.

It is also hit and miss at both thrift stores and auctions as everyone is on their own schedule when it comes time to purge.  However, over the last few days the temperature has been steadily climbing and I feel that I am starting to feel that Spring Fever in my thrift hunting/auction going bones.

It is also very hard to resist doing a once around the thrift store when you are there anyway dropping off donations – so I admit I give in and take a look to see if there’s anything that catches my eye.

I did manage to find a few thrifty items, some are for me and some I will sell. I didn’t find all of this on the same day…ahem, I made a few trips to the donation centre.

I simply couldn’t resist this little pair of S&P shakers (marked 2112 Japan). I can’t narrow down what I love about them more, the vibrant colors or the kilts, I just know they made me smile so, of course, they came home with me.

Monthly Challenge February 2018 -Vintage Image Greeting Card

Welcome to A Wandaful Thing and my 2nd Linkup Party of 2018.  Thanks to all who have linked up in the past. Hey, if you’re new here, welcome!  I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and hang out with me. I am so impressed by all your creativity and talent that I want to share it with the world. I’m always interested to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share but today I want to see what you have created with your vintage images.

I hope you like the cards I am going to share but first here is a card that my friend and fellow blogger made – she blogs over at Youcanalwaysstartnow.

I found the next one at Stamp With Sandy I love her use of vintage images, the car is a true classic.

                          This one was made with my Cricut machine, I love old vintage telephones.
But now the fun begins,  I can’t wait to see what you made, thanks for partying – link is at the very end of the post.
Party Guidelines
1. Content: Submit up to three posts that involve your vintage image cards or crafts, DIYs etc. No shops or direct advertising, please.
2. Reminder: No recipe links, please.
3. Link-back: I’d love it if you would include a text link back to the party in your linked post.
4. Visitation: Please visit other blog posts — after all that’s what a link-up is all about. When pinning please go to the source of the photo to pin it so the originator of the post gets the credit.
5. Hostess Love: Consider following your party hostesses’ blog and/or one or more forms of social media. I love connecting with each of my guests and will be highlighting features on all of my social media.
6. Spread the Word: Consider mentioning A Wandaful Thing Vintage Link Party on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.
7.  Giveaway: Keep in mind that from time to time I will be giving away what I make from my vintage challenge.
8. Permission: By linking up to A Wandaful thing  you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them) and you give your hostess permission to feature them on social media or a blog party with a link back to your blog. You will likewise assert that the content of the post is your own.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

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Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

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