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.
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.
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).
This is such a fun transfer.
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?