Are you guys ready for some fun? Myself and several other amazing bloggers have teamed up, exchanged flea market finds, gave them some amazing makeovers, and are here today sharing them all with YOU! Aaaaaaaaaaand there is a link party up for 2 weeks so you all can link up your flea market/thrift store/garage sale makeovers! Get creative and submit your projects, because several of us (including me) will be picking favorites and featuring them on our blogs!
I was sent this old painting from Bre of Rooms For Rent:
I liked the frame… it is solid wood (even though it had a plaster-type finish that was chipping and crumbling off). And I liked the autumnal colors of the painting. And that was about it. 🙂 I knew I could repurpose the frame into something that I have seen numerous times on Pinterest, but instead I decided to utilize my art skills. I was inspired by the post, “How to Draw a Pumpkin With Chalk Pastel” by my friend Lucy from Craftberry Bush, so I chose to create something seasonal with chalk pastels.
I had SO much fun drawing these. It has been too long since I did anything with a medium other than paint!
So are you ready to see my makeover??
I did NOT replace the canvas that was existing… I just painted on top, then drew with the pastels.
I will be doing another post on Wednesday on the few simple steps I took to transform an old, out-dated painting, into beautiful, seasonal art!
I spent a couple hours on Saturday playing around with all the different staging possibilities and recruiting the opinions of my friends. I eventually decided on a little afternoon fall tea party of sorts. Those gold-rimmed china teacups and saucers were the one thing I inherited from my grandma, the little silver monogrammed teaspoons were a thrift store find, and the apples and crunchy, colorful leaves, made me think of warm apple tea or cider with a good friend on a crisp, cool day.
I’ve left this vignette up since Saturday, and I think I won’t be taking it down anytime soon! It is too pretty to look at in my dining room.
And p.s. that amazing little blue chest is one I brought home from VMD. Don’t you just love that color? It is Artissimo by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, with Ironstone details and a white wax finish.
Here are all the participants of the #swapitlikeitshot FLEA MARKET SWAP! There are some AMAAAAZING makeovers out there, so get cozy! 🙂 I gave to Heather from Queen of Everything, so MAKE SURE you go check out here makeover and give her some love!
2 Little Superheroes
A Chic Little House
The Chronicles of Home
Finding Silver Pennies
Gourley Girl & Guy
The Happier Homemaker
Hearts and Sharts
A Home Full of Color
My Passion For Decor
Primitive and Proper
Queen of Everything
Rooms For Rent
Shades of Blue
Thoughts From Alice
Town and Country Living
Two Purple Couches
While They Snooze
White Buffalo Styling Co.
Here is the LINK PARTY!