Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #11 and a Bird Makeover

About the only blog-worthy thing I did this week was show you a recent remake of my middle bedroom, though I didn't elaborate on the details. 

Here is one of my changes - it is one of those plastic faux wood things from the 1970s or 1980s - some were butterflies, etc. I usually pass up the plastic stuff, but I thought the bird could be charming and I think this was 50c.

I had painted it with oil rubbed bronze spray paint, but it still needed something. When I was going through some stuff, I found it and decided to give it a coat of homemade plaster paint and distress it to show the bronze. I think it looks like chippy metal...and now I like it. :) 

I just gotta say...

This link party business is pretty cool - I am ALWAYS fascinated by your creativity, and the totally cool stuff you find. I often see stuff I have never seen before, as well as stuff I HAVE in my house - both are very amusing. :)

Just take a look at this week's features from Thrifty Life Thursday #10:

Penny from Penny's Vintage Home knocked my socks off with several feature-worthy projects, but this one charmed me the most. Do you love her pretty pink chest of drawers/planter as much as I do? And I could be a tad envious of her bright green thumb...

Mary Alice of Chateau Chic invited spring inside her home by creating some lovely vignettes. She has a knack for creating pin-worthy vignettes from vintage objects. This one was my favorite, but there are more!

Cindy from Consider It All Joy revised and repurposed a vintage wooden caddy into a pretty AND functional piece. I may not have noticed it before, but now, I WANT ONE. Love the keys on it, too.


Gathering Guidelines:

This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures 
that may have previous experience or lived a former life elsewhere. 
Please share items that are second-hand or are composed of second-hand materials.

Types of Posts to Share:
    • Home decor, furniture, collectibles, garden items and even wearables are welcome, as long as they have a second-hand element.
    • Please, no food items, new pieces from "real" stores, or crafts, unless made with upcycled thrifty finds.
    • Hand-me-downs and curbside finds are welcome, as are items found in thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, flea markets and other interesting places.
    • Treasures may be listed as you found them, or with your updates, tweaks, and re-purposes; befores and afters are both welcome.
    • Items need not be "vintage" but must be pre-owned or second hand.
    • Posts including Etsy and other shop links are welcome! For visitor enjoyment, please link to your blog post, not directly to your Etsy shop. 
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      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
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      Word for the Day:
      Hebrews 10:24-25
      And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

      Possibly Linking With:
      Sunday Show-off Link Party
      Nifty Thrifty Sunday
      Metamorphosis Monday
      Mod Mix Monday
      Masterpiece Monday
      Make it Pretty Monday
      Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
      Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
      The Scoop
      Inspire Me Tuesday
      Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
      Blissfully White Wednesday
      Wow Us Wednesday
      Show Me What Ya Got
      What’s it Wednesday
      Cottage Style Party
      Penny Pinching Party
      Thrifty Life Thursday
      Thrifty Thursday
      Under $100 Link Party

      Creative Inspirations
      Thursday Open House Party
      Time Travel Thursday
      Share Your Cup Thursday
      Feathered Nest Friday
      Furniture Feature Friday
      Friday Redoux Link Party
      Frugal Friday
      Vintage Inspiration Friday
      Fabulously Creative Friday
      Flaunt it Friday
      Friday Favorites
      Party Junk
      Get Schooled Saturday
      Show and Tell Saturday
      Sundays at Home

      Thank you for visiting and looking or linking. :) 



      Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

      Your bird is transformed, sweet! Beautiful features...thanks so much for hosting!

      Joy Junktion said...

      Revi, I was SO surprised to see you featured my little remote caddy this week! Thank you So much :) I can't believe I never had anything like this before, it is just perfect especially when my grands come over, I just pick up the caddy and everything is out of the reach of little hands! Blessings, Cindy

      Abby said...

      Thank You for hosting!

      Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

      It was so sweet of you to feature my repurposed chest of drawers....thank you! Hugs, Penny

      Audrey said...

      Great features this week Revi. The posts are so inspiring ... I want to do it all. Thanks for always being her for us on Thursday. Your party is fun. Your bird looks great ... I can't get my chalk paint to look like that ... maybe I need to add more Plaster of Paris.
      Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

      chateau chic said...

      Hey Revi,
      Thank you so much for the feature and your lovely comments!!
      Appreciate you hosting each week.
      Mary Alice

      must love junk said...

      Revi, your bird does look like chippy metal-love it! Thanks for hosting :)

      Locksley Lane said...

      Hey Revi - thanks for hosting!

      locksley lane

      Donna Wilkes said...

      Love all that thrifty goodness! Thank you for hosting.

      Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

      Love what you did with that bird Revi and I love your features! I will be over to party this week.
      Thanks for sharing with SYC.