Showing posts with label flea market finds before and after. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flea market finds before and after. Show all posts

Aug 31, 2017

SNOWMAN LIDS


Hey ya'll,
Here's a super easy snowman lid I made last year and think I forgot to share. I had been seeing these pop up all over Pinterest and I really wanted to try a few on my own. I just looked at them and tried to keep the same basic features. 

This is a great way to use up any bent, dented or extra cooking lids you may have sitting around.
Mine comes from boxes of them I buy at auctions.
I got all these plus the coffee pot and pan for only $8.00 one night!!!

The one I painted here, before, it was just a regular, aluminum style cooking lid in silver.
The first thing I did was to clean it good, let it dry then spray paint it in an Almond base color. I used the Rustoleum brand.

Just ignore my clothespins, I still have to paint tons of them!
Then after it dried for a few hours, I started with the basic face using a permanent marker.
Here are the eyes.

A mouth and a few more features.

Then I came back in with paint and did the nose in Cinnamon orange and the eyes in a baby blue.
I also sponged on some "snow" to the nose after the orange dried. 

 And don't forget to add some rosey cheeks. I used the dry brush technique and just kept adding more till it looked like enough for me.

And to finish it all off, it's hard to see, but I used a can of white spray paint and sprinkled white dots all over everything to give him a snowy look.



 Then to finish him off, I took some pieces of fabric and a jingle bell and hot glued them to the side.

On the back I used some E-6000 glue and a sawtooth hanger in case someone wants to hang him up.
I priced him for $5.99 in my craft booth. 


And here's another one I've been working on.

Here's one way I display some regular lids from time to time that I have for sell.

Happy Crafting ya'll,
~Lisa

Sep 22, 2016

Rolling PIN Holder and Cabinet Remake


Here is one of my latest auction makeovers.
I won this cute little old, sturdy wine and glass stand at the auction for only $2.00. I call it an awesome rolling pin holder instead.

First for the makeover I lightly sanded it all over with a medium grit sandpaper.  Then wiped it clean with a damp rag.

Then I gave it a good coat of Rustoleum brand spray paint in the ALMOND color from Lowes.
For the top, I let it dry and did a second coat of paint.

Then after drying for about 6 hours, I got out some light grade sandpaper and began to rough up the edges.


I wanted to give it a better finish but still look like it had been around a while and used.
So the edges really looks way better when you do this.

And it was starting to look pretty good after about 15 minutes or so.

 Here is a closeup of the side leg.
 These are meant for holding glasses just under the top, but I'm not sure yet what I'm going to display there. Maybe nothing if I can't find something to look right with rolling pins in the bottom.

In the full size pics like below, you can't see all the details, but they are there.

I like it 99% better than the before photo, what about ya'll?


And I had also gotten a wall cabinet too.
I can't find my before picture of it, but here it is after I cut out the doors and added chicken wire.

 This cabinet had solid wood doors on it before.

I won it at the auction for only $5.00.

I asked my husband to go cut the doors out.

And then I just stapled on some chicken wire from the inside.

Look close above the cabinet. I made a fake clothes line with string and bits of cut fabric.


The cabinet looks way better and so much more country now!

I didn't have to paint it. I just left it the old original color.
I priced this chicken wire door cabinet for $19.99 in my booth.
And it has already sold.
Thank you!

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa


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Sep 6, 2016

CHEAP FURNITURE MAKEOVERS from AUCTION FINDS

Before and After of a $2.00 chair.
Here is a quick post just to show a few pieces of furniture that I recently made over.
Here's a before pic of a chair that I had won 2 of for only $2.00 each. 

And here as you see above, I'd already added one star before remembering a before pic. But you get the idea.

I just stenciled on a star for one, 

then touched up edges here and there. 
And then just finished it with a brush on varnish sealer from Folk Art.

 And I basically left it like that for one.
And here's the back of the first chair.

And oh yea, I had won the little desk also for either $2 or $5, I can't find the ticket.
It was a shiny Oak color. But I sprayed it with ALMOND by Rustoleum also.
 I also made over the plain green trash can with a star too.
I didn't take a before pic of this because it was only solid green. All I did was add the stencils and brush strokes.
Here is the desk a little closer again.
I added some cute sage green check fabric to the inside of the drawer also.

The other chair I completely spray painted in ALMOND from Rustoleum paints.

Then went back and added more stenciling.



This is by far my favorite.
And I did finish this off with the same varnish sealer also.
  I love the old, true cracklings that show through.

 And take a look at this.
This is a great load of stuff I recently won from a local auction. None of the pieces shown cost me over $7.00. 
In fact, the chairs are the only thing that was $7.00. 
Before and after pic of a $2.00 end table.
The pumpkin light (works) was $2.00,
 the quilt rack was $5.00
and the red vintage metal lamp (works and heavy) was only $6.00.
It was a great night!
My proudest item of the pic is the solid wood end table in the front, far left. 
Why? Because it is solid wood, well made with good bones and it only cost me $2.00!

I guess the reason no one else wanted it was because it was just the one end table by itself and not a pair. That didn't bother me, because I knew I wanted to paint it and redo it anyways.
I choose a colonial red spray paint from WalMart in the Rustoleum brand. 
It runs a around $3.98 a can. And one can is all I needed for this size table.
Here's the before and after again, side by side.

Not shown in the last pic, but I went back and added a country star to the middle of the table in okra yellow.

But by far my favorite furniture makeover of the week was this chair:

I gave $2.00 each for these chairs. And afterwards, I put $14.99 on the one with the old crow and
$9.99 on the more plain one with the star.

And that's what's been keeping me busy these last few days that I haven't been posting much.
And all of this shown is in my craft booth at my local co-op.
Which makeover was your favorite?
See ya'll next time,
-Lisa