I love thrift store makeovers! You know, when you find something kind of ugly but real cheap at the thrift store and you bring it home and make it pretty! It just makes me so happy to give an old, discarded item a new, fabulous life!
So, I bought this little jewelry/music box a while back for $1.49. It plays a little tune and has red velvety lined drawers but not too pretty to look at!
I also bought this long, plain jane frame (also for $1.49).
Then, I inherited this from my parents. It was actually designed to hold teaspoons in the kitchen once upon a time. When they gave it to me, it had one lone teaspoon hanging from it.
Also, I found this little scrolly (yes, that’s what I said: scrolly) heart-shaped frame. It had lost its glass and was probably going to get tossed (eventually, whenever I get around to it).
So, I gathered all of the misfit decor and some good, old craft paint and went to work. The little music box is now pretty in pink. The pink is almost neon pink but it is great for my girls’ room! I painted the little drawer pulls black.
Then the little teaspoon caddy got a couple of coats of lime green.
Now it is a fine necklace stand.
I chose purple for the scrolly frame and pink for the cardboard backing. Then I put some letter stickers to say “Sister & Friend”. I wanted it to say “Sisters & Friends” but there wasn’t enough room.
For the frame, I painted it black and painted the cardboard backing in it white. Then, I attempted to paint a multi-colored leopard print on it. I just made some spots and went around them with black. I think it turned out ok and they now have some cool new wall art.
The girls love their new/old decor and it only cost $3 and a little bit of time. I have been sick half of the weekend and the other half I have been painting the walls in their room and some other little things. After I finish their room, I want to take a break for painting for a little while. At least until I go back to the thrift store…
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