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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Thrift Store Make overs...

Good Evening everyone..
Just a little posting tonight for you..
We went to a couple of thrift stores this week and I thought I would show you a couple of little make overs..

The little white shelf with the two drawers cost only 99 cents plus tax..
I have needed a little shelf in my sun/sewing room..
And this was just the right size...

The doll was the same price and I could kind of picture them together.. As you know I love making dolls but when you can buy one all  made for that price then I buy them  and redo them..
Anyway, this is how they turned out..



All I had to do with the shelf was to sand it some and then paint it with black acrylic paint..Rubbed up the edges a bit and then a coat of water based sealer..
Ta Da... all finished..

As for the doll....

As you know I like the primitive style..
I took off the doll's hair and lace collar and buttons and bows ...
Then I dipped her in a bowl of strong tea along with a piece of cheesecloth..
They spent a few minutes in a 200 degree oven..
Just needed to add a little painted nose and some rusty colored yarn hair..
The cheesecloth made an apron along with a wood star..
And she was finished, too..

On the shelf I just put an old pin cushion, a couple of old bottles of buttons and a little sewing machine...
All done... smile...

Do you look for things to make over when you go to the thrift shops?  I find wood pieces and dolls the easiest things to make over..

Black paint does an easy redo of a shelf or what have you..

Dolls might be a bit more complicated but if you  get a pic off the web you can get some ideas for them .. It is not that hard really..



Oh, I thought I would show you this rug I am working on for my sun room also..
I bought it at the thrift store for $5.00...
Just sewing some prim stars on each edge..
I will show you it when I get it finished... OK?



Hope all is well with you sweet ladies..

I appreciate so much that you have been visiting and leaving your comments.. I so look forward to reading them..They are such a blessing to me...


Also... welcome to all of the new followers.. So glad to have you stopping by..


AND  thank you so much for answering my WEE QUIZ..
I received so many emails, too..
If you haven't done so please feel free to..
 I am enjoying hearing from you all..

So... good night for now..
May God bless and keep you..
Hugs...



17 comments:

  1. Wow, I really like your make-overs. That doll looks great. And black is my favorite furniture color. Great job. Cyndy

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  2. Please do share that rug!!! Would love the inspiration!!! Great shelf redo...and I don't think I've thought of redoing dolls...hmmmmmmmmm............

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  3. I totally forgot the quiz! I love what you did with the doll especially. I never would have thought of that in a million years.

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  4. What a great make-over. You are so creative.

    Have a wonderful evening.

    ~Cheryl

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  5. Love your makeovers, Faye! My eyes are trained to look for pieces to makeover/redo. I'll go to a store looking at new things and picture them primmed up, hehe! Especially when I worked at Hobby Lobby. I bought lots of pieces there that I brought home and distressed to make it more prim. The shelf you picked up is a great piece to makeover. I never thought about giving a doll a makeover. I love the cheesecloth apron that you made for her! Can't wait to see the rug. =]

    Have a wonderful week~

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  6. Hi, Faye, I love your make overs! I like to make over thrift store beds into benches. :) I am going to be on the look out for little wooden shelves now. I want for my sewing table too. :) I can't wait to see how the rug turns out.

    Have a great night.

    :)Vicki

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  7. Love the make overs and can't wait to see the rug. As usaual, great ideas! Blessings from Wisconsin.

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  8. Awesome...I LOVE anything primitive. And thrift finds even better.

    Happy New Year!!!

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  9. I love your makeovers, so sweet, the little boot, I love. Little dolly got a new do, she looks so good! The small cupboard looks so different, I really like it! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  10. This is one fantastic make over...you would never know they were the same two items.
    I really like them Faye...that doll is adorable after you 'made her your own'.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  11. Love your makeovers! Have a great day!Jen

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  12. dear faye,
    wow that is really a low price for this wonderful things.i love your makeovers!!!! it looks fantastic.
    have a nice day,
    love regina

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  13. What great makeovers!! I would not have thought about making over a doll...but yours came out so cute!

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  14. Faye,
    I have to admit that I never thought of redoing a doll, next time I see one at a thrift store I am going to consider her a little closer! I love, love, love to redo wood items from the thrift stores! I have a big (and I mean big!) box of things waiting for makeovers in the craft room. I think my favorite makeover was a wine rack I use for a rolling pin rack...it's to small for all of the pins I have now so some are in a crock now. I love the boot pin cushion!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Watch your mailbox...going to the P/O today (I'll get educated in mailing to Canada for the future!).
    Kendra

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  15. I like your little shelf and dear little doll. I love to makeover things by painting them, too. I have a little rag doll rabbit and a primitive doll that needs some tlc. My oldest daughter made them both for back when she was young and living at home. (That feels like a hundred years ago.)
    We are in the middle of a big project here, it's my kitchen table. I am so excited to finish it and show how it turned out.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  16. Faye, how are you doing? Goodness, don't know how I missed this post. Your blog is always one the first that I read. I love your posts and how your sweet self shows in what you write.

    Great job redoing those things. :) I love your heart post divider too. Hope you don't mind me using it too.

    Take care, have a great day. Janet W

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