A makeover reveal and a couple thrifty treasures!

I have actually had this project done for some time and am just getting around to taking an "after" picture. You may (or may not) remember this little beauty that I posted back in August...

Can you say "time warp"?  That little country heart pretty much says it all!  Well, heart be gone...this is what she looks like now...

I had absolutely no idea where this was going to go...I don't have a place for it at my house.  I decided it needed to be red, but I didn't want it too bright, so I topped it off with some Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze in Black Coffee (I am a sucker for anything with the word "coffee" in it!)

I painted the top half with chalkboard paint and since I brought it up, can we discuss that for just a minute?  I have a definite "love-hate" relationship with this stuff.  I struggle getting a nice clean coverage with it.  The spray was a complete waste, I would get weird lines no matter how carefully I sprayed it.  I now use it from a can and "roll" it on using a sponge roller...still not great, but I think I have run out of options.  Maybe you have some "tips" about this stuff that would help me out?

Anyhoo, the bottom portion is cork, as if you hadn't already figured that out.  I purchased two inexpensive hooks, as well as the round medallion at the top, from Hob Lob.  I wish I could say that I was the brains behind the chalk holder at the bottom, but alas, I cannot!  My cyber friend (well, I think we have become friends, anyway) Gail from My Repurposed Life gave me this great idea.  It's nothing more than one of the tile racks from a Scrabble game...genius, right?  If you have never been to Gail's blog, you really must check it out...the girl can build anything!

So whatch'a think...the perfect little message center, right?  I think Melissa has decided to take this one home.  It will look much nicer hanging on the wall!

Okay...now for a few treasures that I snagged yesterday from Saver's (it was senior discount day...one of the few perks of being 55 years old).  Anyhoo, how about this little table:

Check out those "feet" at the bottom...kind of creepy, yet still pretty cool, don't ya think?  BTW, I do have the glass that goes in it as well...it was the first thing I removed when I got home.  Glass has a way of breaking quite easily around here!  The table was $11...and I can definitely see her potential!

Then I found this...

 I know it doesn't look like much, but this stands about 3 feet tall.  Think Christmas, people!  Filled with greenery and Christmas balls...of course I got this cool idea from Pinterest!  I am not real fond of the brass, but since it is a Christmas decoration, I COULD let it slide...but I have to say, I am tempted to paint it.  It wouldn't be easy though...that is a lot of glass to tape off.  Whatch'a think...paint or don't paint?  BTW, cost was just under $10

That's it for me today, folks...I have a dozen Circus cookies to get started on!

This post linked to:

My Repurposed Life
Miss Mustard Seed 
Under the Table and Dreaming

There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!


gail said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

first--thanks for the shout out! :) How sweet!

second--chalkboard paint, I use a sponge brush, north south, second coat east west, third coat north south

third--Your message center is awesome. LOVE the color and the medallion that covered up the old heart really updates pieces.

fourth--great finds!! paint that brass and ohhh my!

have a good one!

MrsTerri said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the message center re-do! I haven't worked with the chalkboard paint, so have no ideas, lol. I just love seeing it done!

I think an aged bronze would look good on your brassy-glass thingy...and etching some glass...but that's just me. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Love reading your blogs!

Terri Miller

Junky Vagabond said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the redo on the message center; the paint, the heart cover, the scrabble holder, everything!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aacckkkkk!! So stinkin' cute! I think Taylor needs this for her pretend kitchen!! Right?! I don't know about what to do with the brass . . . you're the one with the vision - not me. But I can't wait to see what you decide to do with both of them!!

I Play Outside The Box said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow...love how you used the medallion to cover the heart...clever! Found you over at Gail's...love her blog too!! Can;t wait to see what you do with the table and the 'lantern'. I say paint the lantern. Will be checking back in. Have a good Thanksgiving week.


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