On our last visit to the thrift shop, we found a wooden tea light bridge. I liked the shape of it, but brown wood doesn’t go with my home. What did I do? Painted it, naturally. 😉 This is the Tea Light Bridge now.
I’ve had this Rubbermaid Turn Table sitting in my cabinet for years. It’s seen better days, to be sure. It was a beige color that was stained with food coloring. I wanted to use it in my Sewing/Craft Room, so it needed a face lift. And a face lift is what it got!
When you’re a crafter & people know it, they sometimes give you things thinking that you can do something with it. This project started with a friend giving me a pair of gold & glass cherub lamps that someone had given her. She thought of me because I’m always creating something. I’m going to get 2 or 3 projects from this pair of lamps. Here’s my first one:
When we first moved into our home, we bought this corner booth. I wanted it not only for the seating, but for the extra storage that was built into the seats. But I don’t like browns, not the color or in wood tones. And for years, I would look at this booth & cringe.
By now, you know the way I think. If you like the piece, but the color doesn’t go with your home…. paint it! So I did.
I was looking for a small wooden tray to uses for vignettes. I was a little shocked at the prices of wood trays at the local craft stores. $10.00 was the cheapest price I could find. I didn’t have a coupon, so I waited. Then I stopped in at the local thrift store on a whim. I found this for under $2.00.
It wasn’t in the best shape, but it wasn’t the worst shape either. I know what a little sanding & painting can do.
I found this little guy at Michaels, on a clearance for only $2.99! He was so cute, but as you know by now, I can’t leave well enough alone. I always have to make it ‘my own’.
The sewing room is coming along. There’s a new addition to the room that gives me even more storage. (which in a 6′ x 7′ room, you need storage)
We got this upper cabinet from my mother-in-law. (Her neighbor had given it to her when the redid their kitchen) It was in good shape. Although it only had one door, but that is fine. It just needed a little ‘Creatively Sams’ added to it.
Here it is, before & after:
I found this little wooden desk organizer at the local thrift shop about 6 months ago. I put it on our bookcase, on our desk, in the craft room, & back on the bookcase. It just didn’t fit our decor. But what to do with it? I liked it, but brown wood just doesn’t fit in our home. It was sitting on my desk, and I was just staring at it. I knew it would come to me, eventually. Then it hit me. It needed painted…. and mirrors. This is the before & the after.
And this is how I did it:
My mother-in-law gave me this candelabra when we were first married. It’s now 22 years old. It was gold plated & absolutely beautiful. But with time, the gold plating was coming off & it was starting to look a little worse for wear. I wanted to use it, but it needed help. So, I did the unthinkable. I painted it. It has gone from a gold candelabra to a Shabby Chic Candelabra! And all it took was a little paint, some crystals & a little patients.
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I’ve had this little night light/lamp for more years than I care to admit to. I love this little lamp. It’s perfect for the corner of the dining area & sheds enough light at night to guide our steps for that late night glass of water or fridge raid. But it’s seen better days. The base & shade have aged to the point where it doesn’t look so good anymore. I really love this little light, and I guess I could have replaced it, but I know I’ll never find another one, so I had to save it. It needed an overhaul.
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