Before and After - Thrift Shop Flips

Are you ready to see some quick thrift shop flips? I have several to share today, I thought it was time to get some of these half finished projects OFF my work table!

Items from the thrift shop get awesome makeovers

First, I had a couple of vintage glass light globes lying around. I decided to make them into hanging candle holders or vases.

The first one has western designs in the glass... horses and horse shoes. I think candle light would be really pretty shining through the glass to bring out the designs!

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I know the design if kind of hard to see, here's a side shot that hopefully is a little better. You can see I just wrapped wire around the lip and over the top to form a hanger. This light was a little scuffed up at the top so I wrapped jute around it to disguise it.


I love the bubble glass look that this one has :o]

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Again, I think candle light would be really pretty through the glass but this one would actually work better for a vase, the bottom is pointed on the inside too which would make it hard to get a candle to sit level.


Next, I've had this jewelry box for quite awhile. It was already painted white when I found it.

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The paint was chipping off a little bit so I just distressed it some more!


The inside is yellow... I need to vacuum it out a bit!


The mirror inside the lid was missing so I covered it with some pretty paper.



I wasn't planning to share this redo at first because it was just a plain brown corner shelf and I was just going to paint it white and be done... so there are no before pictures.

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When I started painting it though, I started on the inside parts and when I got done I still needed to do the edges... but I kind of liked it with the edges unpainted! It really brings out the cute shape don't you think?!


This next one is my favorite I think... it's a quirky little project!

Here is the before... an ugly fake skull wall hanging...


I almost passed it up but I thought I'd try painting it to see what it would look like. I used white and was planning to do a bright color but then another idea came to me...

I found an old hankie that I had cut up for another project (under the painted skull in the next picture).


I decided to decoupage that fabric onto the horns!!! I LOVE how it turned out!

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It's an unexpected surprise I think... something so rugged and masculine looking could be feminine at the same time! :o]


All of these projects are going down to my space at the antique mall soon!


6 comments

  1. Great flips! The skull did turn out awesome. Great idea!I love that you left the edges of the shelf unpainted...it gives it character. It is such a pretty little shelf. The bubble glass candle holder/vase is really pretty. Your booth is keeping you busy! Do you sell more there than on Etsy? So happy you are doing so well with it! Have a great rest of the week!

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  2. I love love how you out the floral fabric on the horns!!

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  3. Love the idea of turning the fixture shades into candle holders and vases. Leave the edges of the whatnot shelf dark - great contrast. My favorite is the skull! It will sell fast.

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  4. The skull is fabulous. I like it all---the brown edges on shelf really dress it up.

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  5. I don't usually like the cow skulls but this one turned out awesome! Such fun horns. :)

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  6. Great make-overs, Tania. I especially like your skull and the hanging shades--both are brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us all at Vintage Charm :)

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