7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day 6

17 August
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Today is the day!

Happy National Thrift Shop Day!!😁

Today is day 6 of my series, 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips.

Upcycled vintage bathroom scale

On yesterday's post I shared a sneak peek of today's project... a vintage bathroom scale... did you come up with any ideas of what I was going to do with it?

It is now a cute, motivational, wall hanging, hanger thingy (that's the technical term)!!

Now, I cannot take credit for this idea, I first saw it on Pinterest here: Upcycle That Old Scale. Unfortunately, the pin goes nowhere. But I thought it was such a great idea!

And I had an old thrifted scale!

First I wiped it down and then painted the old linoleum piece with white chalk paint to give myself a less distracting, clean surface for painting on.

Then I printed the quote in the size and font I liked.

I used Carbon Transfer Paper to trace the pattern onto the scale.

Just trace over the words and the carbon paper transfers it right onto your surface.

Then I used Black Acrylic Craft Paint to paint the quote.

I used my drill to make a hole for the vintage coat hook and then used E6000 Craft Adhesive and pushed the hook into the hole. Since the scale is metal the hook didn't screw in very well since there isn't really anything to screw into. But I made the hole a tight fit and then the glue will help secure it.

This scale conveniently already had holes in the back for hanging!

I just love this quote... I'm a big motivational quote girl, I write them on chalkboards, in notebooks, and pin them on Pinterest, I love them and I think they really are a great motivation since every time I walk past them I am reminded.

Unfortunately, I do not have a sneak peek for tomorrow's project... I am unprepared... so it will be a surprise... even to me since I don't know what it's going to be yet either!

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  1. That is cute as can be! And I recently donated a bunch of carbon paper...arrgh! Now I gotta go buy it again! Not to mention, I just threw away an old scale I had. Double arrgh! I love the new wall hanging! Imagine being able to hang a scale on the wall...I can't believe they put a built in hook back there.

  2. whattarushAugust 17, 2017

    Good one! Love the quote, too!

  3. I love motivational quotes too, and this one is so perfect for the scale. What a fabulous idea! Love it.

  4. Thank you Tuula!


  5. Well double dang!!! I hope you get your donations back!!


  6. JoElle @ A Crafty CompositionAugust 19, 2017

    Such a cute idea and such a great saying. Love it!

  7. I thought it was a super cute idea too! I wish I could give proper credit but the pin I found and repinned goes nowhere :o(


  8. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it with us on The Creative Circle Link Party!

  9. Thank you! I always enjoy the party!!



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