Saturday, November 5, 2011

Another Thrift Store Transformation....

Hey there girls..

Just popping in to say hello and to share with you another thrift store transformation.

What I found at the thrift store recently was a darling little two tiered metal basket stand (or whatever it is exactly that they are called) for just $4.00.  When I bought it, it was black in color, but I knew I could quickly and easily transform it into something a bit more to my taste.

So I found that can of Ballet Pink spray paint out in the garage and went at it, transforming it from its originally ugly black color to a pretty pink.


Once the paint was dry, I used my Martha Stewart circle cutter to cut lightweight pieces of cardboard to use for the base in each "basket" which I then covered with some of my pretty rose patterned scrapbook paper.



I am not happy with how the bottom part turned out as I had to cut the pieces in half to fit in the basket around the center spoke, and now there's a large, unsightly gap between them, so I will be redoing that part of it using a different technique.

Once again, I find myself in love with the thrift stores and being able to transform a once slightly ugly and inexpensive item into something totally adorable.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my latest makeover.  Have a great weekend and I'll see you again soon..

7 comments:

Roselle said...

GORGEOUS and very creative! Great thrift transformation! This would look gorgeous with rescued vintage Christmas ornies in it!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Yay! It looks very sweet, Kim! Wish I had a circle cutter! ♥

Kelly_Deal said...

How pretty!

rosechicfriends said...

Just soooo darling. I love giving found treaures a new life!
Be blessed,
Lorena

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Very cute Kim! I would have picked that up too. Love the paper.

Have a great weekend!

Debbie

stefanie said...

soooooo cute!!!

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