3 Thrift Shop Makeovers in ONE Post

Here are three thrift shop makeovers I completed this week!
First this iron, ornate frame in a sort of Pepto-Bismal pink.


First I painted it black with a rustoleum Canyon Black.  Then I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, and distressed it so both black and pink showed through in spots.

I printed out this lovely French rose graphic from the Graphics Fairy.  I used the wallet size print.


Shabby French Iron Thrift Shop Frame Makeover
A little shabby French, framed, vintage, rose print.

Next a sun faded duck print (probably from the 1970's) in a beat up wood frame.

First I painted the frame with a Deco Art Chalk Finish paint in Vintage.  Then I painted the frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.  I distressed the frame leaving both wood and the bluish "Vintage" paint showing through.  The glass got a good cleaning as well.

Faded & Outdated Thrift Shop Duck Print Frame Update

The frame now compliments the faded pastel shades of the old print.

My last make-over started with this well used cutting board with a cool metal handle.  First I stained the wood with my mixture of white vinegar and steel wool.  (I found this recipe all over Pinterest).  Then I painted the wood with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.  I wet distressed the wood so the stain would not get sanded off with rough sandpaper.

I used an image I found on Pinterest and applied it with Mod Podge transfer method, (as I have done many times before).

Cutting Board to Farmhouse Kitchen Towel Holder
This is such a fun transfer.

Cutting Board to Farmhouse Kitchen Towel Holder
I added a sawtooth type hanger to the back of the cutting board or should I say farmhouse kitchen towel hanger!

There you have it:

What thrift shop items have YOU up-cycled lately?





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20 comments:

  1. Excellent makeovers Carlene... I LOVE the Milk and Cream one!!!

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  2. Beautiful makeovers, Carlene. Love all of them!

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  3. Love all three of these clever makeovers, Carlene.

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  4. These are fun, Carlene! I always am inspired by quick makeovers!

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  5. Those are great, Carlene! I especially like the cutting board turned towel hanger!! Enjoy, Cindy

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  6. I love all three of these makeovers Carlene! Isn't it amazing how much difference just painting the frame makes for an old picture?

    Tania

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  7. Carlene, I saw your email in my inbox and thought "OOOooo I love makeovers! " These are wonderful. I love scrolling through and seeing the progress. The frames are wonderful! The cutting board is a fab find and perfect to use the handle for hanging a towel. Great inspiration and I thank you for starting my day with some beauties! ~ Christina

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  8. The frames are beautiful. I love the techniques you used for all of the projects!

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  9. Carlene these are adorable. I love thrift store transformations!

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  10. All our great Carlene, but the cutting board has to be my favorite!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. I love all your work. Count me as a fan.

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  12. How fun....love them all. Changing up things seems to make us perk up a bit. And I think the new look helps the items you framed up. Thanks for sharing ....you have sooooooooooo much energy. Happy Sunday.

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  13. Your eye has purchased and redone all three so they are all treasures now!!!

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  14. Love all your transformations.........very creative.....as usual!!

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  15. Good job Carlene ... you have such creative ideas to repurpose and make things pretty and useful.

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  16. I love the chopping board towel holder! I don't have any chopping boards with handles but you've given me an idea! :)

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  17. Impressive work!!! I love how the old painting has been transformed, and the towel holder is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  18. Oh that towel holder Carlene - I want it - it's absolutely gorgeous !!!

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