Trash to Treasure - Thrift Shop Flips

If you didn't already hear my big news I have been approved for a space at one of my local antique malls and I move in THIS Saturday, February 28th!! So, I've been scrambling around trying to get some things made as well as round up some display shelves! I'm getting there! I have one little bookcase and I'm going to use an old ladder and some pickets to create another bookcase until I find something else.

I thought you might like to see what I've been working on for my new booth :o)


thrift shop makeovers

First is this vintage oil painting. I thought it was really a beautifully done painting but the ugly, gouged up frame was really bringing it down.

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I sanded the nicks out of the frame and gave it a coat of white paint. Doesn't it look pretty now!? I think it would look beautiful in a beach cottage!

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I also picked up this vintage crewel embroidery picture at the same time. Again... the frame... it's bringing me down man!

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But look at it now! I chose an avocado green for the frame to bring out the green in the picture. Oh, you should see this thing in person... someone did a beautiful job... so much intricate work and layers... I would have pulled my hair out after about the 2nd stitch!!

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These little shelves look like they were handmade. This was after I sanded them down.

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I just gave them a coat of light grey paint.

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This is a vintage stadium chair. It would be good for picnics too... but it just didn't look too appealing with the old yellow and black vinyl. I had already taken the vinyl off the back rest. Oops!

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I used some oil cloth I had and some pom-pom trims. Isn't it cute now?

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I didn't get before pictures of the next two items... but this one was just an old spool for wire or cable or something. I used a few yard sticks and cut them to fit the center portion.

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And what once was just an old bicycle wheel is now a cute spring wreath!

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What do you think?

I'm so excited for Saturday and I can't wait to share my new space once I get all moved in.

5 comments

  1. Everything looks great Tania! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see the new booth!!!!

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  2. Everything looks great - I cannot wait to see photos of your booth!!

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  3. Oh my goodness you always amaze me! Just gorgeousness! I love that beach painting...so beautiful with its new frame. Can't wait to see your booth. =)

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  4. I think you are well on your way to loving the resell business. Customers are drawn to bright pops of color. Love the bike wheel wreath. Have fun! Show us before pics the day you move in so you can then show after pics.

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  5. These items are fantastic! You are so talented my dear. Love the crewel picture, great transformation. Good luck on Saturday. Can't wait to see it all put together.

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