Have I got a fun treat for you today! Joanna and I are teaming up to bring you a new challenge! Thrift Gift Facelift! Here’s the deal.
1. Partner up.
2. Hit up the thrift store in search for an item to gift to your partner. Your partner will do the same.
3. Give the item a facelift.
4. Post your reveals on reveal day!
So, welcome to the first Thrift Gift Facelift! This month we’ll show off our facelift projects and in the future we invite you to play along.
Let’s get started. Joanna found this little cutie for me!
Perfect for a Pinterest Challenge!!! Sherry from Young House Love and her crew issued a Pinterest Challenge and I’m always up for a challenge! Wait, is it cheating to combine two challenges? Nah, as half of the Thrift Gift Facelift team I say no.
Of course I thought this little jewelry box needed some paint. And then I stumbled across these gorgeous little jewelry boxes on Happy Day Vintage and I realized it didn’t just need paint. It needed flair! I was ready to upcycle my jewelry box!!!
First things first. Primer and an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix.
A little stencil action going on there! Though considering this lives on the new Expedit in the playroom and Cupcake is just over 3 feet tall she can’t really see the cute little heart. Yet. She’ll get taller.
Wanna see the inside?
I gave the inside a good cleaning. I took the necklace hook off to paint. Man was that tricky. And then post painting I had to put it back on. Man was that tricky. But it was the only way to get in there to paint. I opted not to paint the hook, though, as it was plastic, I couldn’t unassemble it and I thought painting it without unassembling would “glue” it in place so it wouldn’t spin any more.
I would have liked to give the knobs a bit more of an upgrade, but they were permanently attached, so I had to work with what I had, so they got some contrasting white paint. And the jewelry box was done!
Cupcake loves her new upcycled jewelry box! She has never played with her jewelry as much as she has the last few days since the jewelry box has taken it’s place in the playroom.
I love that it goes with the color scheme I have planned for the room. Want to know the colors? Of course you do.
Simply Aqua and Hint of Cherry, both by Valspar, but color matched with Glidden since I happened to be at Home Depot returning something else, had the color swatches in my purse, and had just finished painting the room gray and was ready to bring some color in!
OK, now I’m rambling. So, what do you think? If you were an almost 3 year old girl would you be playing dress up more often, too?