Thank you everyone for the kind words about my fireplace makeover! That was what I call a big makeover. It took several days and several coats of paint. But changing small things can also have an impact. I've gotten a few things at the thriftstore over the past couple of weeks that I've made some small changes to.
But first I wanted to show you a table runner I got at TJMaxx for 70 cents! I think it may have been marked wrong because the placemats were marked down to .70 but most of the runners were $2. But maybe not since it's a Christmas runner. Anyway, It reminded me of the pillow I made out of an old sweater that's on my couch.
Of course, the center snowflake will be covered up with a tray most of the time, but there are snowflakes on the ends as well.
Here are 3 of my thriftstore finds that I made over.
First, a round piece of wood and a very strange tassel/ornament. I got a lot of funny looks when I was standing in line! I know people were thinking "Why is she buying that weird thing!" Well I bought it because I saw beyond the funny face that was painted on it!
The 52 cent piece of wood painted black became the base for a cloche. I took the hat etc off the tassel and painted it black. Then I added two other bits of trim from my stash and now I have a nice big tassel for under $2!
I'm collecting lanterns for this summer. I think it'll be really nice to sit in our screened porch at night with a whole bunch of lanterns flickering!Before
Some white paint on the outside and it looks tons better. That's a lantern from IKEA next to it.
I've gotten a few other thngs from the thriftstore that didn't need any changing and I'll show you those next week. Now seems like a good time to go thrifting. People are clearing out, organizing and donating since it's too cold to have a garage sale. So go check out your local thrift store and think about how something would look painted a different color or altered in some other way!
Not every makeover has to be dramatic to make a difference!