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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!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Toile Corkboard/Mirror, a Fun Drab to Fab Makeover!

Today I'm sharing with you one of my newest favorite drab to fab transformations, a fabric covered memo board/mirror combo.
Here is a glimpse of the "after"...............

 And here is the before!
What a difference, don't you think?  As soon as I spotted this vintage mirror/cork board last week, I just knew that she was begging to be transformed into something pretty!
First off, I could hardly wait to cover up that oh so boring brown, with my favorite creamy white paint.
 Just the right amount of distressing gives her timeworn appeal.
She was looking better already!
I then went thru my stash of fabric, in search of just the right material to cover that boring and tired looking cork board.
I was so excited when I spotted the blue and white toile barkcloth.  I purchased the toile several years ago in Hawaii, of all places.  I don't know about you, but I don't usually associate the tropics with French toile, so it was a pleasant surprise when I discovered this lovely fabric in a shop on the Big Island!
 It turned out even prettier than I was hoping!
 The piece de la resistance is this pretty fabric flower push pin that I created.  It has just the right amount of glitter for a bit of bling!

 I've placed her in my Etsy shop, though I wouldn't be sad if she didn't sell!!
Hope you have a fun and creative week!
Sharing with Becky at Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday
and Junkin Joe Party at The Cottage Market


Susie said...

Great makeover. It was not very pretty in brown....you saved it. :):) xoxo,Susie

Junkchiccottage said...

What a great transformation. Love this.

Bente said...

Hi Donna. That is a great make over. I love it. It turned out so very beautiful.


Connie said...

That is a gorgeous transformation, just beautiful :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great eye for seeing the beauty before you gave it your beauty treatment, I actually said "Oh" when I saw it...Gorgeous!


NanaDiana said...

Donna- That is beautiful. You'd never know it was the same piece. Playing with the internet here- You know where I am! xo Diana

Tete said...

I love that push pin. You should do those to sell! I think the whole thing is so cute. But where's the glitter???? Running low? LOL

Musings from Kim K. said...

Totally amazing. It doesn't even look like the same piece. That flowered push pin is adorable.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a transformation! Turned out beautifully...and I love the push pin, too!

Gail said...

Hey Donna ...oh that turned out just lovely ! that blue fabric is tres jolie !! and a little bit of bling just adds that finishing touch ! happy autumn weekend...Gail x

Debbie said...

This really turned out cute, Donna! The push pin was the perfect finishing touch.
Happy weekend to you!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Oh what a gorgeous transformation and makeover. It is perfect with the blue and white toile. Love your flower push pin too. Beautiful treasure!!
Have a great week.