I’ve always been a fan of thrift stores and giving old new things a new life, but I lost a lot of my motivation in the last couple years.
Make no mistake, I didn’t lose my motivation for purchasing the items. Oh no, I still have a basement storage room filled to the brink with all my thrift store “treasures”. But once I brought the items home, they just were ignored. It was pretty lonely really.
I’m baaaaack, though! And it feels so good!
I picked up this little cutey for $2.75. She was a bit roughed up and missing some of her paper in spots.
But my goodness she had the prettiest little legs! Who can resist some sparkly legs, right?!
I apologize, I was apparently in such a hurry to get to these projects that I just quick snapped some before pictures with my phone and didn’t take the time to get some nice ones with my camera! Ooops!
I brushed on two coats of a blue paint I had on hand, and then used my Silhouette to cut out “Peace on Earth”. The Silhouette file was 75 cents, and I already had the paint, so my total cost was $3.50!
I love her soooo much and the best part is she only sat around for about 4 days before I got to work on her!
On the same trip to my favorite thrift store, I picked up this beauty for 85 cents. Ummm, yeah, not really my style.
I didn’t sand or tape or do anything other than give her a quick wipe-down with a damp rag. Once she was dried off, I brushed on two coats of chalkboard paint. You could use black paint too, but I didn’t happen to have any. Then I used my Silhouette again with some gold vinyl to print out this saying. I love it, because it’s not just for the holidays. This can stay up the whole year round and make me smile every time I look at it.
My total for this project was $1.60!
I love the way these both turned out so much, that I might actually venture down to my basement sometime soon and see what else I can work some magic on!