Hello! It’s the most wonderful time of year for bloggers and thrift lovers- #SwapItLikeItsHot. Coordinated and hosted by the incredible Charlotte of Ciburbanity. Yesterday I shared a small sneak peek into one of the makeovers I’m sharing today. If you’re stopping in from Cassie, Primitive and Proper, welcome! I love Cassie. She’s such a sweet person and I am so lucky to call her a friend. She thoughtfully pulled together 2 care packages of items for me to makeover.
She’s knows me pretty well at this point. We’ve cohosted #thriftscorethursday every thursday for well over a year. So she knows I like woven things, brass things, vintage things and shells. I’m super proud to say I didn’t spend a single dime on makeovers this time around! Except that means I hoard too many craft things :/
First thing I’ll share is something I didn’t even makeover. I thought about trying to polish up the brass a bit but I couldn’t make myself do it. I love the old aged look to it too much. It fits in perfectly with the bathroom I’ve been in the process of renovating and making over since last Fall.
Next up is the seashell chandelier. It was missing quite a few pieces and many of the shells were broken. I could’ve done many other things with the base and individual shells but I really wanted to set out to revive a bit of life back into the piece.
I had just picked up a random-stuffed craft bag from the thrift store and it had a jewelry box with turquoise beads. That paired with leftover thread from my sunshower art piece and old beads and shells from my collection, I added a hanger and a second tier of smaller shells below the flower shaped clusters.
The final piece I made over actually turned into a couple of makeovers. The basket was in great shape and I loved that it was lidded, but I don’t have a whole lot of need for a lidded basket this size so I took it apart.
Makeover 1: A tray for bills (and everything else we can manage to cram atop it)
Makeover 2: A towel caddy for the bathroom with mexican blanket inspired paint job
Makeover 3: A baby wall hanging. The shape was too neat to pass up the opportunity to do something a little fun with it.
And, I’m so embarrassed to admit this, I had the brass champagne glass sitting on a table in my living room and after my kid played with it- it went missing! So she sent me that really neat piece that I didn’t have any ideas for and can’t find right now to share a picture #oops
This event works round robin style. Your next stop on this trail of epic surprise thrift store makeovers is BrePurposed. Bre has such a cool vibe to her pieces. I kinda sent her a box of a lot of random things (I can’t help but pick up those catch all craft bags they throw together!). See Bre’s #SwapItLikeItsHot makeover here.
I may not have been as inventive as many of the other participants- seriously check ’em all out! They’re listed below! But I’m so happy with my pieces and they’ll actually get a ton of love in my home!