Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday Features from Last Week and Link Party # 24

Painting small things while watching something British on Netflix is one of my favorite free-time activities. 

After working a 40 hour per week job, trying to keep my home presentable and fulfilling volunteer obligations, I relish a little alone time of mindless painting. It had been a while since I'd mixed up any homemade plaster paint and I had a stack of small items waiting...

I wanted to achieve a weathered wood finish on this piece, as an alternative from painting it white. I have sold two similar pieces in white on Etsy, so it was tempting to go with what works, but I opted for the gray.

Here's what it looked like before:

Not bad, really. Raw wood with a dark green stamped logo from a local honey provider. I could have left it alone...but why leave something alone when a yogurt container of plaster paint and MI-5 are waiting?

This week, we have some wonderful features again. Thank you all for never failing to inspire, amaze, and cause me to want to head to a thrift store or garage sale to copy you. 

Sometimes I have 4 features instead of three - this week is one of those weeks!

Vickie from Ranger 911 shared a very amusing post with some great thrift store finds, along with lovely inspiration photos. Trust me, you will find it hard to tell the difference between her home and her inspiration photos. She has great style!

Tina from What We Keep posted a quirky-sweet project that just grabs me! It takes a minute to figure out exactly what you're seeing...then you swoon. Love that girl! Love her heart. 

Terry from Forever Decorating shared a gorgeous chair and her "shortcuts" for doing a "half & half" chair. She has a knack for adding just the right details to make something special. 

Last but not least, a new Texas blogging friend, Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction, shared a project involving a great-looking shutter, vintage plates, and a clever option. 

I would also like to thank sweet Audrey for making introductions, and wish her and her sweetheart a very happy 64th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY! (She won't read this most likely, since she has a movie date.) Audrey, you are a sweet inspiration, and I'm glad we're blog friends. 


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. 
      • Though it is not a requirement, it would be lovely if you would follow Revisionary Life  via Bloglovin', Blogger or subscribe via email. Links are located in my sidebar to the right.
      • Please link your post (not your blog address) back to Revisionary Life.             
      • Please visit at least one other party friend.
      • I'd love for you to comment and introduce yourself if we've never met before. :) Otherwise, don't feel obligated to leave a comment. 
      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
      • Only posts that link back may be featured.
      • I will try to leave a comment or email you and let you know if you were featured!

      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.


      Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

      Well I love your heart, too! Thank you so much for the feature- all great ones this week. That silly Vick...who knew she was so gangsta?!
      I hope you have time for more mindless painting this weekend- it's my favorite kind.
      xoxo, T.

      Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

      I love the paint finish you applied to the tote! It truly looks aged. You're a master at creating an authentic old looking finish!

      Thank you so much for the feature and kind words! I don't have anything new to link this week, but I'm always on the lookout!

      Unknown said...

      Your new chair looks perfect in your room. I think you made the right choice leaving the original fabric on the cushions. The room is beautiful from every angle!
      Exclusive Poise Chair

      My thrift store addiction said...

      Revi, thanks for featuring my shutter--honored to be included with such other fabulous features! Love your "mindless" painting technique and am swooning over Terry's chair.
      Blessings, Cecilia

      Deanies Stash said...

      Love how your little tote turned out, it's so cute.

      Hugs, Dianne

      Audrey said...

      Revi ... your tote looks great ...
      I need to learn the 'mindless painting' technique. Love all your features and thanks for hosting. Happy to introduce Cecilia to your party. I am sure she will be a regular. Thanks for the link-back. Loved the movie ..."GOD IS NOT DEAD".
      Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

      sweetvintageofmine said...

      I love the ideas from Thrifty Thursday! Your little wood tote is SWEET! loving the aged paint technique~~~I must remember to join this party on Thurs! Blessings~~~Roxie