Glamorous White Diamond Dusted Pumpkin

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This pumpkin was bought by my Mom at an antique flea market. Little did it know it would change from ho hum… to… humdinger. Mom and I are on a roll with feather boas and sparkle embellishments. It is JUST FUN!

This is a tall pumpkin and it was already white in color. But it needed jazzed up. So I put rhinestone ribbon down each groove of the pumpkin. Then I DIAMOND DUSTED it all over.

I used some moulds to make little leaves to add to the stem. It looked too plastic by itself. I painted the castings white and then added antique gold RUB N BUFF. I then painted the stem with Gold Leaf by Plaid. See picture below.

We felt it was lonely, so we wanted to elevate it and put it on a candlestick. I had these really ugly candlesticks that I bought at the Goodwill. I had tried to bring them back to life by using different RUB N BUFF colors on them but was not satisfied with the look. Not knowing for sure what I wanted to do with them, I had set them on a shelf for later projects. So I brought one of them back out and used a mixture of silver and gold RUB N BUFF. I also added bling to the candlestick. See the BEFORE picture of the Candlesticks below.

With this picture you can see that one of the candlesticks had totally tarnished. On the other one you can see how I used the antique gold RUB N BUFF on it but wasn’t liking how it looked at all.
The other candlestick got a makeover too. It is now elevating my dollar tree foam pumpkin with black lace and a witch’s hat.

For the glamorous white pumpkin the feather boa around the edge was the pièce de ré·sis·tance. The perfect finishing touch.

All the right combinations and you have ~~~~exquisite!

Think outside the box and make a glamour pumpkin. Let me know if you make one. Send me a picture. Thank you so much for taking the time to click on my post and read all the way to the end. It is humbling to think that someone out there, likes your creations enough to read about them.

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Makeover a Box Storage Chest

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Mom and I found this little broken chest at a flea market near my home. We brought it home and showed it some love by repairing the wheels and the hinges. Then it needed a couple of more coats of white paint.

Ignore the dirty floor in my garage….lol…. But as you can see, the little chest needed two coats of fresh paint. We used regular house paint because we did this part last year when white craft paint and white chalk paint was hard to find during the pandemic.
Here it is after we repaired it but we had not painted it yet. It was storing some of our supplies in it and helping prop up finished crafts.
It is getting ready for it’s new coat of paint here.

Here is a quick time lapsed video of me putting on the transfer and painting the stripes. This video is housed in Facebook. Click Here to view. Please excuse my voice over inexperience.

I used a Redesign by Prima transfer that I ordered from Amazon. It comes with four different patterned transfers. I could not find it on Amazon anymore, but it is on Etsy. See the picture below.

I love the light pink and purple tones of the florals in this transfer. I used a purple and pink paint mixture to outline my stripes on my box chest.
I decided to take a picture of my box chest out on my patio. The sripes looked good out there with my black and white decor. My rugs were not out because of all the rain we have been getting.

I hope this post has inspired you to take a look around your home, attic, basement, or local flea market to find a small piece of furniture to MAKEOVER!

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Trash to Treasure, Metal Vase

Hi My Blog Reader Friends! Tomorrow is the one year birthday of my BLOG. I want to thank all of you for reading, looking at my photos, liking, commenting and subscribing! It brings joy to my heart to know there are people who like what I post. This post is going to be another story of Trash to Treasure.

I bought this metal vase at a thrift store and knew it had possibilities. I decided to make it shabby chic with a touch of elegance.

Here I am holding it up on a Facebook Live Video showcasing my Thrifting Treasure Finds.

The first thing I did was to spray paint it white with Rustoleum 2x Paint and Primer. You could also use chalk paint. Anything that is going to stick to metal.

Next, I used Valspar Antiquing Wax to make it vintage looking and to bring out the details.

Putting on the antiquing wax.

I didn’t take a picture after I finished antiquing it or during my Rub n Buff application. Sorry about that. But I did use the Antique Gold Rub n Buff just to highlight the handles and engraved areas. I had thought about putting black and white stripes on it but thought it looked great and elegant just shabby chic white and gold. More pictures below.

I also did the inside in case the buyer doesn’t want to put flowers inside.
Here’s a closeup. The Rub N Buff is not an exact application when you use your fingers. But preciseness is not what I go for.

Another close up.

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Flea Market Candle Set Turned Champagne Tone in Color

Hi My Fellow Thrifters….

This candle and candleholder started out a very different color and was put in a corner at an antique flea market. I knew I could add razzmatazz to it and make it look glamorous and loved once again.

I am sorry that I didn’t take a BEFORE picture. I bought this because of the texture and shape and lines of the set. I wanted a designer look to it so I chose to use a mix of gold and silver to highlight all the details.

I did not brush paint anything. I used Rub n Buff and covered everything with that. I used the silver and antique gold. I squeezed some of each on a plate and lightly mixed them together. I am okay when it doesn’t mix perfectly and you can see some of each of the silver and gold. I love this technique and the color that comes from doing this. The antique gold by itself is very gold. The silver by itself is very dull and flat. Mix them together and the angels sing. Just kidding.

You can tell here that the candle holder was dark in color to begin with.

This week is my blog’s first birthday week. I hope to do a post a day to celebrate.

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Upscaled Dollar Tree Foam Pumpkins

Two pumpkins two different ways. One can be for FALL and the other for HALLOWEEN. I painted one a metallic copper color and wrapped with an iridescent brown fabric and finished with a finial. The other one I left orange, wrapped with black lace and finished with a little witch hat. The elevation of the candlesticks REALLY is what takes them OVER THE TOP!

The first one we (my Mom and I) made was the brown one. I painted it metallic copper. Then Mom made a yo yo from iridescent brown fabric and gathered it all up at the top. She also made a yo yo from burlap as the topper to cover all the gathers. It also made a good surface for the finial to be placed on top.

What is a yo yo you ask? They are the rosettes that turn into yo yo quilts.

“Yo-yo quilts are made from round pieces of fabric with long stitches along their turned-under outer edges. Stitches are pulled to gather the circles into rosettes.” —-TheSpruceCrafts.com

For the finial and candlestick, I painted an old world bronze color and then used Antique gold Rub n Buff.

I think this one turned out so elegant and sophisticated. It looks Old World Luxurious. The fabric and finial came from Hobby Lobby. The candlestick was thrifted from GoodWill. More pictures will be at the bottom.

For the next pumpkin we wanted a Halloween theme. We didn’t have any black lace so my Mom dyed the lace using black acrylic paint. She didn’t make a yo yo for this one, she just used a rubber band to secure it a the top. We knew the witches hat was going to hide the rubber band.

The witches hat was bought at Michaels and the candlestick was bought from a garage sale.

I painted the candlestick with black spray paint and added glitter paint to it. I also added some glitter paint to some of the black lace.

Below are some more pictures. I hope you try these projects. The possibilities are endless! Comment below if you try it and let me know what you come up with. Crafting is FUN!

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Best Thrifted Item So Far This Year

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Do you love to go to thrift stores, antique stores, garage sales or estate sales? I am not sure why I am drawn to these kinds of places. Maybe it’s because I have always loved a good makeover. Whether it is makeup, hair, outfits, rooms in homes, outside of homes, projects, WHATEVER! I love adding to things and/or changing things up.

I love to take something from Eek to Chic, Drab to Fab, Nothing Special to Something Special.

This particular item did not need ANYTHING done to it. It just needed someone to take it home and give it some love. It needed someone to put it high on their priority list. It needed to be put in a prominent place in someone’s home to highlight how special it is. That person was me and the place was my home right next to my buffet.

I bought this chair at Salvation Army in Hot Springs, Arkansas. We had taken a long weekend vacation to Texarkana and Hot Springs where I did a lot of junking. It was so much fun! The store was just about to close. I had about 15 minutes to look around and purchase whatever I thought I needed. Need versus Want. A whole topic in itself. But I knew right away that I wanted this. It was only $25.00 and in great condition!! It came home with me! It fits right in with all the other vintage, rustic, old world items in our house.

I hope to encourage you to go and look at your local thrift stores for forlorn, lost and unloved items that you could turn into something special. It can be fun….like looking for treasure. The whole process can be very therapeutic.

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Eek to Chic, Garage Sale Bottle Transformed into a Glorious Oil Rubbed Bronze Piece of Art

My first “bottle art” project. I found this treasure at a garage sale for only $2.00. It was a color somewhere between orange and gold. I loved that it came with a topper. I knew right away that it would be perfect for an eek to chic project. Read below for the type of paint I used.

Here is what the bottle looked like below. It wasn’t bad at all but it didn’t match what I had envisioned in my mind.
I loved the shape and design of this bottle PLUS it had a topper! How perfect for $2.00.

To make the oil rubbed bronze color, I used regular black craft paint and added some metallic copper and some metallic gold. I did not even prime the bottle first. But I probably should have. If I had primed it, I recommend the spray paint, Rustoleum 2x primer and paint. Then I used antique gold rub n buff to catch all the edges and raised portions of the design. I went ahead and glued the topper on with E6000 so I could put the necklace on without the topper always falling off.

Before I put the necklace on, I sealed the whole project with matte Mod Podge. I bought the necklace from my cousin who sells Paparazzi Jewelry. The gold in the necklace perfectly matched the gold rub n buff.

I really love how it turned out. I can always go back and add more bling. But for now, it is gold and GLORIOUS the way it is.

Go check out some thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets to find some hidden treasures to make into one-of- a-kind, chic, precious projects.

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