Here are a few of the items I bought this weekend. The larger dark frame in the upper corner I paid $1.50 for. I decided to upcycle this one first. As I transform the other items (if I do), I’ll do posts on those at a later date.
I also bought some Dixie Belle chalk mineral paint called sea glass, it’s the $15.00 purchase shown above. Here is a closer look at the color.
After I gave the frame a good wipe down, I painted the frame and the picture with one good thick coat of sea glass chalk mineral paint. I am so bad at taking pictures as I go.
I wet distressed the frame and had plans to use a reverse stencil but when I put the vinyl letters on I liked it so much I decided to leave it as it was. Sometimes plans change and sometimes that’s a good thing.
A quick coat of wax and a buff was next. After about an hour or so, it was ready to display and photograph. It will be on sale and on display at our local restaurant called The Vintage Kitchen along with some other vintage kitchen items. You can check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/VintageKitchenLegal/
Chalk paint…It’s A Wandaful Thing!
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Welcome to A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas – Day 7
I am thrilled to be able to bring you A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas for the 4th year in a row. I’m excited as this year the theme of all of my posts will be about thrifted, gifted (diy) and vintage items as Christmas presents.
Today is Day 7 and this gift falls into the “thrifted” and “gifted” category. This gift is for my mother, who is the great grandmother to my daughter’s three children. A beautiful boy who is 2 and a half and a set of twins 4 months old. This gift was actually the one that cost the least amount of money but I am sure it will be the one most treasured, especially for a person who doesn’t really need anything.
I found two very similar photo frames at Goodwill for $2.00 and a small wooden plaque for $0.50. I soaked the top of the plaque with a wet rag and the paper picture peeled right off.
I printed and cut two pictures to fit into the frames and printed, cut and mod podged the third picture onto the little wooden plaque.
I just know Great Nanny Louise is going to love this present. I smiled the whole time I was putting it together. Three adorable faces we all love.
I invite you to come back and see what Day 8 brings.
Thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts are A WandafulThing, unique and one of a kind.
Here is a recap with links to what’s happened so far and links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).
Welcome to Vintage and Thrift Hunting – this is Post #2
Quick recap :Since one of my favorite pastimes is vintage and thrift hunting, I’ve decided to start a regular feature here on the blog about the fun and interesting things I find whether I am scouring thrift stores, garage or tag sales, antique markets or estate auctions.
I do sell some of the items I buy, sometimes I repurpose them, mostly I don’t because I like them just the way they are. If the item is for sale, I will mark it available and if it’s not for sale you will see these initials NFS. I will put a link below to my selling site if you are interested.
The weather was so nice on the weekend a road trip was in order. These cheese crocks were sold as a set in a very unorganized thrift store (I never judge a book by its cover, the best deals are the ones you dig for). I decided to sell the two smaller ones and keep the larger one for my collection. They were in excellent condition.
My next find were these nine puzzle blocks that turned into four different puzzles. Very economical as well at just $1.00. I’m displaying the bunny side for Easter. (NFS)
When I saw these arch shaped frames (there are two), there was just something about them and when I flipped them over there was a write up about the artist, Michael Kulicke. Turns out these frames are collectible. I haven’t decided whether or not to sell them. If I find the perfect spot for them, I will keep them but I guess I can’t keep everything…lol
While I was searching for the words to the song ‘O Christmas Tree’ I came upon an intriguing post that gave all the instructions for an O Christmas Tree wall hanging that was just a little bit different than simply printing out an image and inserting it into a frame.
It’s adorable, simple and inexpensive to make. Check out Ann’s Entitled Life here for the full instructions. You will need cardstock, a printer, cardboard, green yarn and a picture frame.
I wasn’t sure about the color of my frame until I put the print in it. I really like the pale frame as it doesn’t distract from the green yarn tree.
I am thinking I might need to make two and give one away at Christmas.
O Christmas Tree wall hanging, its A Wandafulthing!
WELCOME TO DAY 2 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA Challenge.
I scored these lovely used and somewhat rusty canning jar lids at a local thrift store for 5 cents a piece. I picked up the picture frame for free at the “Use It or Lose It” event (same place I picked up the vinyl records – re yesterday’s post).
My passion is to reuse or repurpose things in anyway I can. A ton of my inspiration comes from fellow bloggers (who have fabulous ideas) and of course Pinterest. …