It’s here! One of my favorite events…
Today is the kick off for a week of amazing thrift store transformations. A bunch of thrift lovers got together (thanks to Charlotte at Ciburbanity), exchanged addresses and mailed each totally rando items to reinvent and re-imagine. I got my goods from Karen at Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza. She actually lives within driving distance, so I think I got some bonus items since she saved some money on shipping. That’s cool with me ’cause I’ve already gotten two projects out of it and still have extra stuff for my stash. She sent a welcome candle holder thing, two paper fans, a … doorknob charm(?), some lovely vintage playbills and a little crate.
The fans went directly in my purse. Georgia is hot and I sweat like Matt Foley. I’m hanging on to the playbills for some future crafting adventure and the “you’re amazing” door hanger is gonna find a spot on the wall near my workbench. So that leaves the candle holder and the small crate…
I’ll start with this guy and leave the other one for next week. This one is my fav anyway.
When I pulled this thing out of the box, I pulled it out upside down and backwards and thought it was a flower holder. I said to myself, “Dang, how am I gonna make this flower holder into something else?” But then I turned it over and saw that it was a whole different kind of holder all together. So, boom, that was easy.
Shout out to the hubs for doing the labor on this project since I’ve hurt my arm. He even spray painted. I’m so proud of him.
This is what it looks like face down. Already an improvement.
Hubs flipped it over and pulled out the little crossbar that was supposed to hold a tea light…
… and then sprayed it with satin white spray paint.
Then he mounted it to a stained board using self driving screws and we dropped a small mason jar down in there.
And now its the coolest flower thingy ever.
I’m calling it a bouquet holder because… what is this thing?
I have no idea what these flowers are but they are all over our side yard. Love, love them.
You can’t beat fresh blooms for free. Mother Nature for the win.
Thank you for the goodies, Karen!
I’ll show ya the wooden crate next week. In the meantime, make sure to check out all of the swappy goodness this week! I sent my package to Colleen at 58 Water Street and I can’t wait to see what she made outta the junk I sent her. (Sorry Col)
Check out the rest of the swaps below!