Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thrift It, Gift It, Face-Lift It Challenge


Back in July I was recruited by Tania from over at The Little Vintage Cottage to participate in the Thrift it, Gift it, Face-lift it Challenge.  You can read about our first posts here.  The idea was to receive a box of thrifted goodness from one of our blogger friends and then re-purpose the items into something else.   Thrifted items and re-purposed junk??  Hell yeah, I'm all in!!

Here's what I received from Vicky from over at Life on Willie Mae Lane.....




So let's take a look at what I came up with.

First I took the yarn tassels and cut them into pieces.  Then I paired them with my business cards and some handmade price labels.  


They are now hanging on the furniture as price tags on my items at the consignment shop...


 Next I took all the wooden bases and painted them in shades of blue, white and gray, finishing up with a little distressing and a quick wax...


I took 2 of the fluted mini tins and nailed them to the top of the bases, added some candles and I have a set of candle holders....



The rest of the mini tins got pounded flat with a rubber mallet.  Then I pulled out my stamping kit and stamped Peace, Hope, Love on them.  I punched a small hole at the top and threaded in a piece of cord.  There you have it - Christmas ornaments!


I painted a couple of them with a little blue for a beachy feel...


Here's a close up of one of them....


Next I grabbed the silver pie server and the wooden knob.  The knob got painted yellow and white to match a board I grabbed out of my stash.  The pie server got bent and screwed to  the board...


My husband was always tossing his hat, keys and sunglasses on the kitchen counter.  Problem solved!  This now hangs in the hallway next to our door.


And now for my favorite piece - the cloche.  I painted it in shades of blue, gray and white, distressed it and then waxed it.  Ahhh, my favorite combination of colors.  Then I filled it with my favorite shells and beachy items that belonged to my Grandma.  I love the way it turned out...



What do you think?  I have it on a shelf in our front room.


The only item I didn't use was the wooden/brass colored disc.  I just wasn't feeling it, so I put it in my stash box and eventually it will get re-purposed into something.

I want to thank Vicky from over at Life on Willie Mae Lane for sending me such fun items to work with.  The cloche was on my wish list, so I was extra thrilled to get that.  And I want to thank Tania from over at The Little Vintage Cottage for throwing such a fun party.  Be sure to check out the other blogs involved to see what everyone else came up with!

Vicky - Life on Willie Mae Lane - Life on Willie Mae Lane
Kimberley - Seaside Ave. - Seaside Ave
Donna - Distressed Donna Down Home - Distressed Donna Down Home
Cecilia - The B Farm - the b farm
Tania - Little Vintage Cottage - Little Vintage Cottage

Go forth and thrift!!

30 comments:

  1. Clever! Those ornaments are neat!

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    1. Thanks - I may be making some to sell in my shop.

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  2. Lovin' those one-of-a-kind price tags! What an imagination!

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    1. Thanks Myra. They look cute hanging on my items.

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  3. The price tags will attract customers like bees to blooms! Clever hat and glasses holder. My favorites are the ornaments. The cloche is lovely in the color you chose.

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    1. I think I'm going to be looking for more of those tins so I can make ornaments to sell.

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  4. I'm not sure what I like more, the candle stick holders or the cloche. Beautiful color makeovers on both!

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    1. Those are my favorite color combinations. Thanks so much for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  5. Oooh, I love what you did with the cloche! I've been saving sea shells and driftwood pieces to fill a small fish tank with, I love your smaller version! The candle sticks are so sweet too! I also love the tags you made and the hat holder... hell, I love it all! :o)

    Thanks so much for participating, it was so much fun!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks Tania - loved the whole project - very fun.

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  6. What a cool idea! You have such a gift at making things from other items and are perfect for this group. I loved seeing what you made "Miss Creative"...I'm going to go visit the rest of the group now! Love this!

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    1. Thanks Dolly - you are always so sweet to me. xo

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  7. I'm having so much fun looking at what everyone has done. The cloche is my favorite.

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    1. That's by far my favorite too. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

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  8. Oh, I love that cloche too and the pretty turquoise color you used on some of the items! What a fun challenge. I'm going to send you a link to something neat I saw. I'm going to start looking for a wooden candlestick when I'm thrifting. I'll email you! Hugs Diane

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    1. I can't wait to see what you end up doing Diane. Thanks for sending the link

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  9. Wow Kim! You did a great job with everything! So creative! I love the tags you made using the fringe. I've never thought about pounding the tart tins flat but I love the way they look! The pie server hat holder is genius! And, I absolutely love how the cloche turned out! It is gorgeous in that color with the shells inside. The thing you didn't end up using was the base to an anniversary clock that I bought for the glass dome a few years ago. If you ever find a dome you could fix it up and use it for that or toss it! I'm happy that I decided to send the cheese cloche! Enjoy!

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    1. The cheese cloche is by far my FAVORITE. I can't thank you enough for sending that. It's really special because I have my Grandma's shells in it too.

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  10. Great job on face lifting your items! Love how you used the tassels and tins. The hat holder is so creative! But yes, the cloche is perfection...love how you styled it!

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    1. I am so happy with the cloche. By far my favorite!

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  11. Hi Kim! :)
    I love that the cloche holds your grandma's collection, that is so nice! I love how you painted everything, love the colors! Those Christmas ornaments are so amazing! I love the candle holders too!!

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    1. Thanks Kim. I'm now on the look out for more of those tins so I can make more ornaments.

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  12. Kim, I love all the things you did. The Christmas ornaments that you painted blue almost look like sand dollars. And the cloche is awesome. Great job!!

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    1. I didn't notice that but you're right. Thanks so much.

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  13. Excellent job as usual! I love all the things you made...and the "mess" hanger for your husband it really cute! I love the beachy color you used. Really brightened up the pieces!

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    1. Thanks so much. And thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  14. You are so creative! I love the cloche! And the blue tin ornaments look like sand dollars. Cute!
    haha I just read back and saw that someone else said they looked like sand dollars also!
    Have a super week!

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    1. That does seem to be the consensus. I may have to make more in blue then.

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