Hi guys, welcome to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!
This week I am participating in a fun blogger event with an even more fun name.
“Swap It Like It’s Hot.”
Cool, huh? This swaptastic event is a trash to treasure party with 40 bloggers participating, organized by Charlotte, from Ciburbanity.
Each blogger shopped at her favorite thrift store (that part was hard, I tell ya ;)), purchased $10-15 worth of items, and sent them to the blogger next on the list.
We all performed upcycling magic, and this week you get to see the results! So. fun.
If you’re following along with the party, and arrived here via Thoughts From Alice, welcome!
Alice sent me a package of goodies, pictured below.
I gotta admit, a couple of these stumped me. Like that little owl salt or pepper shaker missing his butt. I tried to turn him into a lamp topper, and a wine stopper, but his butthole wasn’t large enough. Ahem. He’s sitting on my windowsill right now, reminding me of the fact that I can’t reinvent everything. Sorry, Alice.
I had fun with the drawer pulls and this old piece of molding.
First I added a coat of creamy white paint, and sanded it well after it dried.
The drawer pulls received a quick spray of (affiliate link) hammered metallic spray paint , and I hot glued them to the molding.
Voila! Jewelry Storage.
My obsession with distressed wood and metal continues. And this time it’s perfectly practical.
I went the impractical but decorative route with the embroidery hoops. They were cleaned, sanded, and stained.
A wave of the magic wand, and I had these amazing globe thingies!
Remember those little shell shaped dishes in the package? They are still silver and shell shaped, but my daughters and I have decided that they must become santa beard ornaments, so stay tuned for that.
Thank you so much for visiting! Next up is Christy, from Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer. You simply must see what she did with the items I sent her!
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Tune in all week to see the crazy items this talented group of bloggers has been making over! Search the hashtag #swapitlikeitshot on social media to follow along with all the fun or check out our Pinterest Board.
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