Okay. In my last post I showed you some junk I had deliberately picked up on my last “thrift store run”– planning to revamp.
Today`s post will show you the results. Mmm, I had so much fun. I hope you have fun too, when I show you, and we can share in the fun together.
Skill level: Anyone can do it.
I guess that is one of two reasons I wanted to do this, is just to show you how easy it is. And it takes no skill what.so.ever.
It takes only a zeal and a desire to do it. I have to roll my eyes whenever someone acts like it`s a skill you acquire, it`s really not.
Honestly? It`s mostly in this secret weapon right here.
Once you hold within your hand, this can of spray paint primer ($4) – you become Captain Awesome.
You can do anything. Anything.
See, if you would try to spray paint say like, that gold little birdcage with out this primer, all your paint would roll off, and not stick and you would want to say some very bad words.
Like say- “Oh, no!” and, “Arrgh!” 😉
Once you coat with this– btw, I use it on wood, metals, plastic- any other paint pretty much sticks to any surface. And you can find it at Walmart and anywhere after.
So, yup, that`s pretty much all you need to know. Easy peasy.
I said I did this for 2 reasons. The second reason I will tell you at the end of the post.
Can we just give 3 cheers for white paint! I cannot say it enough– paint covers a multitude of sins. Can we say fresh beginnings…
Here I will show before and afters and talk a little about each one.
This looked hopeless. This was my favorite of these re-dos.
All I did was spray with primer, spray again with regular white spray paint, then carefully painted the circle part with chalkboard paint. Three coats of that, I think.
Welcome to the early 2000s, Mrs. 1960!!
Mmm, sorry, but I kinda love her.
Here`s my 2nd favorite of the re-dos.
See, this brown box WAS SO BORING that the only shot “before” that I have is with it in the background.
Talk about a wall flower!
This yellow adhesive paper was found the same day I bought all this junk. It`s a pretty large roll for $1. I thought it was cool, but laid it down twice in the store– just because I couldn`t picture in my mind where I would use it.
It was so fun to use it with this box once I started working on it. I lined the box because it was a boring, hideous brown inside.
Details of painting are: Primed, applied 3 coats with a brush and then adhered a stickers from Cavellini and Co. (shown below).
Hmm, yes. Gag me now.
Yup, nothing more then primed and spray painted.
She was a fun one too. Super easy.
Having fun with her on the coffee table. 🙂
Ah, yes, the Box of Bore.
Taking “vanilla” to a new level– the index box.
Now she is pretty and ready to be seen; instead of hiding in shame all these years.
Seriously, I bet this is the first time anyone has looked at her in the past 50 years and actually SAW her.
Here she is hanging with her new friends.
The Madonna figurine.
The reason I picked her up, is that I am seeing that solid color figurines are so in.
As long as there is a defined shape ANYTHING can be painted a solid color and look trendy and “new” all over again.
It was really, really hard to capture on pictures how she looks different than before.
I thought of painting her another color other than white, just so she would stand out better. But no, she was made to be white. I love how she doesn`t look so ceramic anymore– her cheesy gloss is gone.
She did not turn out perfectly. As you can see her forehead and neck dried kinda ripply.
That`s the beauty of it– now she looks imperfect, which makes her special.
I love how since she is painted she looks more like a peasant girl, than a Madonna. I think she would look really cool sitting on a lovely dresser holding necklaces around her neck. (As a place to store them)
Pretty and practical.
The only “before” shot I had of the little frames.
Gold and old. Old, being the reason I gave them a chance.
Fun to do.
Had to take a picture of the birdie and the bowl, even though they were too pretty to re-do…
When I was looking in my files for all the previously shown pictures, I came across this re-do that I thought I would throw in here too.
Since I know birds are cool. I grabbed this at a Goodwill the other week. But ugh- the frame! It`s wooden, orange tinted stain did nothing for me, but make me think of the 80s.
I really wanted the bird picture but didn`t really want to pay $2.50 just for a print. You know how it is if someone gives you something free, but it`s so gross you don`t even want it near your person? That`s how this frame made me feel.
Since the lady said, “No, they are a set”
I decided to show her some love.
The frame, not the lady.
Like I said, paint really covers a multitude of sins. Goodbye 1980s!
Now. You know how I said earlier that there were two reasons for doing this?
Well, I have been so, (there are no words) touched? at your kind words since I have been back. I have just the sweetest readers ever. I have been so wishing I could something fun and nice for ya`ll. To kinda “give back”.
Something fun– like a give-away.
I don`t really have much cash though and was just thinking and thinking what my give-away could be. And I decided to do, well THIS for my giveaway. Give you the stuff I have shown.
I am kinda putting myself out there because the voices in my head are telling me, “They are rolling their eyes at you, no one wants your junk”.
But I decided to anyways. If it`s not your style- you can always give it as a gift if you win. Plus, if only 2 people enter my giveaway, then you have a %50 chance of winning!
The giveaway will START this WEDNESDAY. Check back then, for more details.
I think what I will do, is separate the items into lots, and do 1 giveaway a week, until all items are gone– and then whoever wins can pick a lot.
It`s gonna be fun. Won`t you join us?
My SSS (Super Simple Savers) today is from ME:
Unoriginal I know, but I am out of entries from ya`ll. Please be kind and send me more.
Please send them to Ilovegk@gmail.com and put “SAVERS” in your subject line. thx!
Here it is:
If you have a 2 year old that suffers from uncontrollable urges to write on walls and yet begs for markers and paper to “write ABCs”– (how can you refuse such an educational idea?) make then sit in a high chair like this if they want to write. It`s the only way she can have markers and then she is very contained.
I know, I know it`s a lame SSS, but it`s the best I could do.
Send me something better.
“Goodbye ya`ll. Come on back when you can stay longer!”