Tuesday, August 19, 2008

THRIFT STORE MAKEOVER

I had a church function last Saturday so I knew I would not be able to hit any yardsales. I happened to be near a thrift store earlier in the week and thought I better stop by and see if there might be something calling my name. I saw this adorable plaque that was once quite expensive but I really had no use for a "Madison". I do have a Maddie but for $1.48 I knew that this had to go home with me. After visiting several blogs I knew chalkboard paint would have to be used somewhere on this. I couldn't decide whether I should use it in my kitchen or bath. You already know that my guest bath is done in black and white so the decision was made. This project was so simple. I just covered the "Madison" part with chalkboard paint and used white spray paint on the rest. I had purchased some of the chalkboard pens at Michael's that someone told about and they are WONDERFUL! This is my finished project.
I made the picture from the side because the flash made a glare from the front.

This glare isn't as bad as a closeup but you can still see it. I want to get something cute to hang from the knobs on the plaque. For $1.48.....you can't be it!!!

13 comments:

Tricia said...

Very cute Sue! I also want to congratulate you on your award. Also, most importantly, I want to congratulate you on raising 2 fine kids,,but Amy...just no words to describe. I'll talk to you girls when I get back from the lynching!

Melissa Wertz said...

I love it! Too cute! Now, did you happen to see a 3-6 arm chandelier at that thrift store? I am looking for one to redo for my kitchen. ;-) Actually, really I am. I am wondering if they will have any at the B'ham flea market week after next. I will check that out...

Great job on the redo.

Have a great evening!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Super cute Sue!
I love it all!
Thanks for sharing.
Robin

Melissa Wertz said...

Thanks Sue! I have been looking around. I am sure one will turn up sooner or later. Even if I have to buy a new one on sale and paint it. ;-) But I would much rather buy a vintage one.

Thanks so much!

Angie said...

Great job on the plaque! I'll have to add that project to my neverending list. Thank you soooooooo much for my award. It made my day!!!

Darlene said...

Hi, I came over here from A Picture is Worth 1000 Words. I LOVE your chalkboard project!! That turned out cute, cute!! I have heard about those chalkboard pens and I am going to have to try them.
P.S. A couple under my favorites sell tassels that would be adorable hanging from one of the knobs. They are Bienvenue and Nesting Place...check them out.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love it Sue, it turned out so cute, looks like it's brand new:)
Have a great day!
*Rondell*

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

It turned out awesome! Great idea!

Cathy said...

That is TOO cute! So many thrift store's not enough time....don't ya just hate it when they call your name and you can't answer! I love "make-overs" !

Cathy

Gretchen said...

What an adorable chalkboard sign! I've never heard of chalkboard pens but you got them at Michael's? I've got to go there tomorrow and find them. What a super project and the sign just looks so crisp and clean.

Gretchen
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Cathy Cobblestone said...

Sue - thanks so much for visiting. Love your chalkboard - I just made one myself - I'll post it soon. You did a great job. And if I could get there - I sure would help you with those flowers. Have a blessed evening.
Cathy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sue, that is adorable! I love your makeover.

Rhoda

Linda said...

Perfect! I love how you saw the possibilities!