Trash to Treasure–A Series and a Giveaway!

Welcome to the firstTrash to Treasure Tuesday!

I know it’s late, but technically it’s still Tuesday, so get off my back. I’m just sayin’.
Tonight and on Tuesdays for the foreseeable future, I’ll be sharing my trashy friends with you. No, not those. I’m talking about my thrift store finds, garage sale deals, and flea market marvels “reinvented” into useful and hopefully beautiful treasures for my home and yours.

Meet my first trashy friend. I thought about giving her a name, but I was sure it would be, like, someone’s grandma’s name. I found this today at the GW for $3.99. It’s actually one piece, more like a plaque than a frame with “art.”

I bought my first can of chalkboard paint at Home Depot this evening, and it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.

Apparently, you have to let chalkboard paint “cure” for 3 days. So I couldn’t write a catchy phrase on it, but you get the idea. I trimmed the “frame” edge with Colonial Red from American Accents. My kids think I should use this for their daily “To Do” lists. Do you think it might help with the actual “DO” part?

Now for the GIVEAWAY part. Did you scroll down to read this part first? Come on, it’s okay to admit it.

In honor of my 50th follower AND my 100th subscriber (Yay me!) I am giving away a subscription to DO IT YOURSELF magazine! That’s a whole year of ideas and projects!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post.
  2. Post on your blog about the Trash to Treasure series. Mention the giveaway too! Please leave a comment to let me know you posted.
  3. Become a follower. Leave me a comment to let me know that you’re either an existing follower or a new one.
  4. Subscribe to my feed. Again, leave a comment to let me know!

So it’s possible to have 4 entries. I’ll be drawing the winner on Monday, March 9.

Thanks for joining me for the Evening Addition of Trash to Treasure. I promise the next installment will happen BEFORE dark.

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56 thoughts on “Trash to Treasure–A Series and a Giveaway!

  1. “Do It Yourself” is one of my favorite magazines, I can’t believe I let my subscription lapse. Their do-it-yourself home tutorials are even simple enough for the craft-challenged like me.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  2. You now I LOVE this idea! I think it would be super cute for a to do list. I also love that you bought this today and have a finished product tonight…a gal after my own heart. :D

    I’m a follower and have been a feed subscriber for a while!

  3. TOO funny that you’ve started Trash to Treasure Tuesday – I was at GW today looking at all their corny art stuff. I was wondering why ANYONE would spend any money on it – and now I know. Such a GREAT idea – I might just have to steal it! My daughter would love a huge chalkboard like that!!

  4. I swear I just left you a comment but i’m not sure where it went. As I said before. I also wanted to try the chalk paint but was never sure if it really worked. I guess it does. We are redoing our house down to the studs and a do it yourself mag would be great! I will put this on my side bar now. You know I already follow!
    congrats on getting to 50 followers.

  5. ok, goofy question…..what’s the difference between being a follower and subscribing to the feed? I know I get notified on my dashboard when you have a new post…is that not the same thing?
    ANyway, good job on the chalkboard… did not procrastinate at all…you got right on it! Good for you! Good luck on the DOING part of the to do list!


  6. To answer the question above, if you’re receiving updates on your blogger dashboard, then you’re a follower, thanks!
    To subscribe to the “feed” click on that and you’ll either receive e-mails with new posts, or a feed on your google or yahoo, etc. home page. I think.



  8. I love the makeover and the thrifty find. Gosh what a GOOD price too! I am slap dab in the middle of a DIY makeover on my kitchen. What a nifty giveaway. I love all kinds of project ideas!

  9. I love trash to treasure I just bought a big cabinet door that I believe will be a chalk board, Just decide for me or the girls.
    It that made the kids do there to do list that would be great treasure wouldn’t it.

  10. This looks like a cool magazine, just what I need! I am already a follower and I made a post on my blog about your giveaway. Thanks for doing this, makes things fun. And I LOVE the chalkboard. How creative!

  11. I love my chalk board paint too!
    When I first got it I had to hold myself back from making everything into a chalk board!
    My family was very happy when I didn’t come after their bedrooms with a paint brush loaded with the wonderful mixture! Wouldn’t that be awesome though! You could write on the walls all you wanted! LOL LOL

  12. I am sooo looking forward to Tuesdays!!! Yea! If you ever want to steal any of my ideas, please feel free.

    Maybe the “do” part will be more likely to get done if you let them cross out each item as they complete it? Probably wishful thinking, if your kiddos are anything like mine.

    Did you know that you can also buy Dry Erase paint??!! I’m trying to think what I can do with THAT!….Kathy @ A Little Pinch of This and That

  13. Ok, I’m a follower AND am email subscriber. Can I be a stalker, too? Ha! Have an AWESOME day, Kimm. See you next Tues., if not sooner!!…..Kathy @ A Little Pinch…

  14. Chalkboard paint is addicting. Love that stuff. Great redo! I’m now a follower – don’t know why I wasn’t before. I’d follow you even if there were no giveaway involved. :)

  15. That magazine looks really good! I need all the help I can get with decorating! I have a post out today needing all of the advice you would want to share!!

    Tell you what, I’ll put your darlin’ button on my blog and add a note on my post to visit yours…after I do carpool and take child #2 to track practice and run by the store! Before midnight! I promise, friend!


  16. I love the chalkboard! Makes me wish I hadn’t spent a lot of $$ on one for my daughter’s room last year at a craft bazaar. I’ll be doing it myself from now on!

    I’m already a follower, but I’m going to subscribe to your feed and I’ll post about the giveaway on my blog.

  17. It has to CURE? What’s the fun in that?

    Okay, 1) commented (check)
    2) subscribe (check)
    3) follower (check)
    4) on my blog (such as it is) (check)

  18. OK, that is one of the coolest projects EVAH! I’m totally making one for myself soon!

    By the way, I follow you on Google Reader- does that count?

  19. Interestingly enough, I was going to leave a comment BEFORE I even saw the giveaway. :-P

    I love the chalkboard! I’m a total thriftstore junkie and plan to start putting my finds on my blog too. Yesterday I found a beautiful vintage 1950’s coat with a MINK collar (I didn’t realize this until I got home and looked it up on Ebay)! I’m totally in love with the coat. I don’t love the idea of a creature snuggled around my shoulders, but it is beautiful!

  20. I would love to win this magazine. I am not familiar with it, but I am most definitely a do it yourselfer.
    I am looking forward to seeing your trash to treasure projects!

  21. Trash to Treasure Tuesdays…
    …fall in love with the “beginning of the week” again

    What a great idea! So, you just painted over a plaque with that paint? Is it better to use on any specific surfaces?

  22. Hey Kimm – I gave you the “lemons to lemonade” award today over at my blog – it’s been fun getting to “know” you through your blog! I love what you do with all these goodies that you find!

  23. What a fun giveaway! I’m already one of your faithful followers. I love your blog. Wait….does sucking up get me an extra entry? I didn’t think so. lol

    The chalkboard paint is great isn’t it? We love ours and use it all the time. I love what you did with your find.

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