Happy Friday everyone!
One of my favorite things to do this time of year is go to yard sales, searching for treasures that I can transform! Yesterday I hit the jackpot! A nearby town was having city wide garage sales, and I went to what felt like a kajillion of them! Many of the goodies I found were brand new, and I also found a bunch of things with "potential". I love hunting for things that I can make over or repurpose, things that others might think of as plain or ugly! I found this adorable antique wooden shelf for only $2! I just love the scrolly design. Of course, she didn't stay this color for long! As soon as I spotted it, I just knew I could shabby her up! Well, first thing I did when I got home and unpacked all of my loot was give her a bit of sanding, some primer, and 2 coats of Heirloom White. But I am not done with her yet! She's going to get distressed a bit, then get a good dose of Ralph Lauren antiquing glaze! I'll be sure to show you her photo when her makeover is finished!
I found this sweet little bunny last week at a moving sale. At only $1.50, I just couldn't pass him up! He's just too cute! (and heavy, too!)
Stickers, I love stickers!
Ok, I don't have a before picture of these pedestal wooden bowls. When I got home I was on such a spray painting frenzy that it didn't occur to me to snap their photo until after I had already primed them! But I am not done with them yet! They started out dark wood (they are both vintage), and I am sure most people wouldn't have given them a second look in their original state. But I adore anything on a pedestal, and just knew they could be transformed! Anyway, here they are after priming and two coats of heirloom white. Just a bit of distressing and Ralph, and maybe a bit of decoupage on the square one, and they will be like new!
I will be sure to show you all of the transformations, once they are complete!
I also bought a bunch more odds & ends, including a package of paper doilies. I love using them when I bake special treats! I am so glad that I went out yesterday, as today is cold and rainy, & more of the same tomorrow. Good thing I got spray painting out of my system yesterday (well, it is never totally out of my system!).
Happy treasure hunting, and have a wonderful weekend!
I joining Debbie Doos for her thrift store & garage sale linky party.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!