It is time for Met Monday and Thrifty Treasures ! Each week you may participate or just visit each site to see what has changed for Met Monday or the bargains people find with Thrifty Treasures. I like to combine both, that is -find a Thrifty Treasure and Metamorphosis the treasure into something great ! Here are the links:
http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/ Hostess Rhoda
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ Hostess Susan
http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/ Hostess Kimba
Little Orphan Annie
This chair was 1/2 price at the ARC for $3.50. I thought she had some hidden talent in her. She had been abused and cast away like an orphan, so I called her Orphan Annie.
The poor kid had hideous blue stenciled hearts on her back. She also wore the ugliest tie on seat cushion ( My, my I think the stencil hearts bring me back to the 80’s !) I should have taken a picture of the awful tied seat cushion – but it was soooo ugly, it was not permitted in the picture.
A couple of coats of hair color (really - I used spray paint)
Disclosure Note – nobody was harmed, in this make over.
The sun makes her look bright red but, she really is darker – I think she was just blushing with pride. The color is Claret Wine from Rust-oleum, my new favorite brand of spray paint. I did add some lip gloss ( because the Claret Wine is a satin – and I love glossy !)
Little Orphan Annie needed a new dress (cushion).
I just couldn’t leave her naked !
I used a paper bag for a template and cut out the foam to match her curves.
I bought this nice upholstery fabric from Joann’s ( clearance for $4.50 a yard !) Got out my staple gun and gave her a new look. I still have lots more fabric left to make something else…. So see- the sun will come up tomorrow, tomorrow……. Little Orphan Annie is singing now !
I think I have about fifteen bucks in this chair.
The Hamper for a Teenage Girl , who probably won’t ever use.
I bought this hamper for a mere $1.99 for my fourteen year old….I wonder if she will ever open it to use ? I think I will hide all the extra chocolate in the house inside to keep it safe….Snicker , Snicker, Milky way, York peppermint patty……
The bottom was coming undone – so I stapled it back together before giving it a paint job. Not a huge change but, so thrifty at $1.99 and some paint ! This hamper is super heavy and wasn’t originally a cheap one. Score !
Ugly wood tray that should have been burned.
I can not believe that I paid full price for this tray – a buck- ninety -nine !
I loved this size and shape…I day dreamed about what it could be while putting it in my cart…the life it could have and promised it that it wouldn’t hit the burn pile.
I painted it Apple Green and inserted a piece of cardboard with batting and fabric – Wah Lah – I perfect tray for the top of my daughters dresser. I thought it would be cute in the middle of the two lamps I posted last week….
This armoire is just so-so. Doesn’t match a thing. There is a desk inside so maybe, just maybe my fourteen year old may do HOMEWORK in it (hint, hint)
Low and behold – stop the presses….I did not, I repeat – I did not use spray paint ! I used Behr – Cottage White- high gloss and applied it with a smooth roller brush. Now, I coulda used spray paint – but it probably would have used at least 5 cans…..I bought a gallon for around 25 dollars and used maybe 1/6 of the can….I have plenty of left over for the bed, night stand and other items (in progress – to post at a later date).
Here it is – very perrty, kinda Shabby Chic !
I apologize for last weeks posts – not my witty style….I had just started my Staycation (definition: Vacation from work and not going anywhere) and so many things to do. My hubby and I worked on the new floor for our remodeled kitchen and back room entry. I will be sure to post pictures soon – it really is quite a transformation. I am exhausted at the end of a week off ,between the kitchen and my make-over's. I am ready to return to work with at least 6 hours of sleep each night ! Yeah sleep !
Hugs ~ Kammy