When I was invited to another round of Ciburbanity’s #SWAPITLIKEITSHOT blog hop, I jumped at the chance. If there is one thing I love, it is the challenge of making over other people’s unwanted stuff ;). Thirty-three bloggers went out and purchased items at thrift stores, flea markets, etc. for under $15 and sent them to another who then had the chance to give the item(s) a makeover or decorate with in some way. This round was especially fun, because I received my items from my friend Jennifer of Town and Country Living. I couldn’t wait to see what she was going to send me!
If you are visiting from Jennifer’s blog, welcome! Be sure to head back and visit her if you haven’t! Today, is day four, so if you have missed any of the other bloggers’ posts, you will find their links at the end. Loads of makeover goodness awaits you!
When I opened the package Jennifer sent me, I found several unfinished wooden numbers and two bamboo trays. (At least, I assumed they were trays.) These definitely seemed workable but no major makeover ideas stood out to me at first. I have been in a bit of a creative funk lately 🙁 —> I blame winter.
My first thought was to paint the trays black, so I spray painted the back of one to see how I liked it. I didn’t. Grateful it was just the back! Then I left them for awhile to see if any awesome ideas came to mind.
Meanwhile, my children thought they made great “jails”. Thank you Disney for teaching my children about jail (I blame either Frozen or Sheriff Callie’s Wild West).
I could have just styled them and called it a day, right? Well, I did do that at first, just for the heck of it.
Since there were two, I decided to get a little more creative with the other one. I was inspired by birch bark and decided to paint a faux finish on it to look similar.
I filled it with sheet moss (*affiliate link) and decided to use it as a centerpiece for my spring table decor. Even though I am convinced spring is NEVER coming. Anyone with me?
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There are five days of #SwapItLikeItsHot in this round and 33 blogs to visit, so your brain will be filled with all sorts of awesome ideas for making over thrift store and flea market finds!
Check out how I transformed this ugly birdhouse during my first time participating with Swap It Like It’s Hot!
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