Monday, September 12, 2011

More Thrift Store Find Makeovers

This past weekend I was finally able to put a dent in the massive amount of thrift store remakes I had waiting for me! All of them were finished with A.S. chalk paint(s) and waxes.
I was able to add some of the vintage jewelry I scored a few weeks back at the Kane Co. Flea Market.  
All of these pieces are for sale in my Etsy Shop although after seeing them in MY living room, I'm finding it hard to part with them!
One of my favorite projects was this set of bookends -- they were originally a dark, mahogany color and they are HEAVY! I gave them a coat of A.S. Paris Gray and a coat of Old White, distressed and waxed with dark and clear waxes. The bases are covered in vintage French book pages and waxed also -- OH I do love these!! But, they are for sale :)
Like I said, this put a "dent" in what I've accumulated! So little time, so many projects, right!?


  1. Great work on getting around to all your makeover projects. I must confess that I have more ideas in my head than finished projects on the table! All your items are great, how do you part with them? Love it all!

  2. thanks for the cool ideas! you did a fab job :)

  3. You've been busy! Love seeing the transformations and look forward to seeing the other projects you have in the works.

  4. I love all of these things. That pillar on top of the book page block is to die for. Love, love, love :o)

  5. Gorgeous make-overs Lauren. I am too having a hard time letting go of some of my recent make-overs! In fact, some of them have found their way back into my

    Enjoy your day,

  6. I LOVE repurposing thrift store finds. The fact that I was able to rescue my chest of drawers from the dumpster and fashion something beautiful was so satisfying. I'm getting ready to open a space at my local co-op warehouse and I'm uber excited!
    Fondly, Tami

  7. I can sure relate to your dent, that's exactly what I'm always trying to do. I love what you did with the bookends. So clever to use old book pages on the base. This makes me want to get out to my pile of projects and start working right now!!

  8. Great job, Lauren! Where would we be without our ASCP??? lol! And I know exactly what you mean about hanging onto the items that we make and truly end up loving.... :)

    xoxo laurie

  9. Great transformations, Lauren. I know all about that dent that your trying to make. I've been trying to make a dent for some time now. I love the transformed book ends. Isn't chalk paint the greatest!
    Marianne :)

  10. Wonderful transformations, I have so many lined up and I am trying to start on Christmas items too, I think we have to quit buying LOL!


  11. How beautiful! I love the vintage earring I think it is. Thanx for coming to the party!

  12. I love when I can start to put a dent in my accumulations! Great start :)

  13. Don't you just love it when you can give new life to something someone else decided was not worth it? Love what you've done! Visiting from 20 Below Thursdays. Toodles, Kathryn

  14. Projects are always fun. How nice to see your transforming many beautiful crafts.

    Happy crafting,

  15. Great job...I LOVE using book pages for decor!!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  16. Nice makeovers! Love, love the bookends. It always feels great to get a few unfinished projects done. Working on a few myself.

  17. Love the cloche, I'm kind of obsessed with them :)

    Good for you for putting a dent in your goodies. I always seem to have the best plans, and well, get sidetracked :)


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