Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thrift Store picture makeover - Frame and flour

I love thrift stores - love them. And from looking at so many blog's I see people take things you wouldn't normally look at - and turn them into something awesome! Over at Cleverly Inspired she had this super cute picture frame turned tray here.

So - I was perusing a thrift store and saw this.

And this. And thought - what can I do to them.

I primed everything - then painted them - but I can't find the pictures :( I take a TON of pictures! If I find them - I'll put them up. Anyways - I spray primed - then spray painted.

On the flour container I taped the top - to keep it white - I wanted to be able to store food in it, and didn't want the paint to be too close to the top.
Then I wrapped the cardboard in wrapping paper left over from christmas.

And - it's done! OK - I am not the best at displaying things - that needs work. There are so many other awesome people that do unbelievable displays. I am working on it.

The top - I switched out the knob with a new knob that I had bought for my daughter that I haven't used yet. Then I took some blue ribbon I had on hand - and wrapped it around the top.

So this whole project cost me $5 - not too shabby! I think they came out cute! I'll work on my staging!

Linking to:
Blue Cricket Design
Domestically Speaking
Tea Rose Home

Savvy Southern Style
My Backyard Eden

Someday Crafts
Sew Much ado
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Somewhat Simple
House of Hepworths
Beyond The Picket Fence
Life as Lori
Fireflies & Jellybeans
Tales from Bloggeritaville
Brambleberry Cottage
Blessing Overflowing
Coastal Charm
House of Grace

Metamorphosis Monday


  1. I love the black & white! I can never find good frames at our Goodwills - for some reason everyone is nuts over frames here!

  2. I heart your project! Very creative and so I love how it turned out.

    Btw, thanks for linking up in our Swap Followings Linky Party. Please join us again next week :)

  3. Great job! Very clever. The two pieces look wonderful together. I'm your newest follower from the Swap Party. Great blog and I can't wait to read more! I just love DIY projects ...

  4. What a great transformation! I really like how the pieces look now.

    I would love to have you link this to my link party.

  5. Love, love, love this! I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award. Check it out at:


  6. Savvy transformation! I love thrift stores, too! What would we do without them? ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  7. Fab transformation, I love the blue glass knob! As for staging, hey we learn as we go and get better each time! I'm learning too..overall I think you did a good job!!

  8. Now that's what I call making something not so special into something special and how clever of you to see the possibilities. Sometimes that's where I fall short.



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