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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Revamped Thrifty Finds

Remember the old frames I bought at the flea market in Mansfield a while back? Let me refresh your memory... you remember. They were only $1 each, but were a little sad looking as they were. So, I showed them a little love last weekend. It's amazing what a little ivory and red spray paint, antiquing glaze, and chalkboard paint can do to liven something up.

Want an up close look?

I'm happy with the results. I wasn't done there though. I was spraying everything in sight with ivory paint. The neighbors black cat now looks like Pepe le Pew...

I jest.

I did however transform the pitcher I bought at a consignment shop last week. Remember the pink one?

From this...

To this!
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  1. Hi La...Those turned out really great! I love how you made the little chalkboards instead of just doing a mirror or picture frame. Good thinking! The pitcher looks entirely different! Wonderful transformations!~Hugs, Patti

  2. Love what you did with the frames. I think I will be looking a little closer at empty, sad frames at garage sales from now on.

  3. Hi La,
    Great transformation! I love the chalkboard idea and the pink pitcher--fabulous. Good job!

  4. I love the frames and the ornamentation!

  5. Great transformations. Lovvvve the frames.

    Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie. Drop by again anytime Ü

  6. Those picture frames look wonderful La!!!

  7. Love your chalkboards! Thanks so much for stopping by Blue Cricket Design & commenting on my feature post. I'd love for you to visit me at my blog sometime!

  8. The chalk board is so wonderful! What kind of wood or backing did you spray the chalkboard paint on?


  9. Thanks for your comments everyone. I applied one coat of primer and two coats of the chalkboard paint directly onto the glass. Chalkboard paint is so easy to manage. I LOVE IT!

  10. Great job on those frames! I like the way you made them into chalkboards. And I love what you did with the pitcher!

  11. Fantastic, I love them...these should be in my Garage salen party too:)

  12. Hi La, These are fantastic. I love the jug, it looks as if it should be for sale in one of those really expensive shops. Jane xx

  13. I love a good chalkboard! I worked on some yesterday!
    great job on them, and the pitcher.

  14. It's so amazing what a can or two of spray paint can do. It's great what you did with the frames and the chalkboard paint...I love that stuff. Re-use and re-purpose, that's my motto.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Great transformations! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that little pitcher! It looks like zinc!!

  16. Hi La!
    I love your makeovers, It looks so beautiful:))
    I am your newest follower, come to visit me.
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana


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