Thrift Store Makeovers with Chalk Paint – Quick-Over Edition

I love seeing other bloggers’ makeovers of thrifted items so I plan on showing you more of mine. These 3 makeovers are what I call “Quick-Overs”. This the name I give makeovers that are quick, easy and then ready to turn over or sell.

The first item was outdated. It featured a cow theme on plain wood.







It had to be sanded to get the paint and stickers off of it. I must confess that I first painted it white and just was not digging it! So I pulled out the Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Serenity Blue. I love love this brand of chalk paint. It usually covers in one coat and is easily distressed.



I then distressed it lightly. After that I used the wax paper method of transferring a design onto the wood. I will show that method in my next post for those not familiar with this easy to do method. I got the graphic from the Graphics Fairy. There are thousands to choose from. This graphic is called: French Typography – Flower Seller.

The next step is to spray some acrylic spray over the graphic before you put a finish on it or it will smear.

I used the Rustoleum Chalked Protective Coat in Matte Clear. It gives a really nice finish.


I also did quick-overs on a basket and a tray. The tray has a piece of vintage wallpaper glued in with Mod Podge.


Now before I show you more photos of the 3 finished items I must tell you that I had a guest stylist doing her own photos, aka my dear granddaughter Helana. She challenged me that she could take and style better photos. I will let you be the judge.




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I love the way this carrier turned out. There is a heart cut out for the handle but I think it looks fine now that it has been updated with paint. You could put jars or cans in it and hold just about anything from silverware, straws, flowers, pencils, etc.

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All three items are going to Red Door Antiques and Resale in Canby tomorrow. Hope others like them as well as I do.

Thank you for taking the time to read this far! I really appreciate it and love to read comments.

Wishing each of you a great journey in your hunt for vintage items and make sure to have fun along the way! Remember you are making memories!

Wishing you many blessings in 2016,

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