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Thrift It/Gift It/Facelift It! Makeover Challenge

Hi everyone! I am happy to be participating in a fun thrift makeover challenge. Tania from Little Vintage Cottage put it all together. She is calling it Thrift It/Gift It/ Facelift It.

 Basically, we buy something from the thrift stores, send it to the person Tania assigns us to, then give our stuff a makeover and reveal it. Sounds fun, doesn't it?

I was pleasantly surprised to find a package from Donna yesterday. Wow, Donna! You're fast! I eagerly tore my package open...

Let's see what I have.

A old faded photograph and a clothespin,

a small canvas bag with lace,

an old wooden ruler,

three of these shoe things and a pretty piece of fabric.

What will I make? Hm, the wheels are turning; I have a couple of ideas. I think the shoe things (what is their proper name?) will probably give me the most challenge.

So tell me, what would you do with them? :o)

We will all reveal our makeovers on August 29th! Stay tuned!

You can hop over to see what the other ladies get:
Vicky at Life On Willie Mae Lane
Kim at Snug Harbor Bay
Kimberly at Seaside Ave
Donna at Distressed Donna Down Home
Tania at Little Vintage Cottage


  1. WOW! Donna was quick! I still have to finish getting my things together to send out! Can't wait to see what you do with your stuff! I think those things are called show stretchers, but not certain. Have fun!

    1. Shoe stretchers! I couldn't think of their name. I got my stuff sent off Friday. This is going to be fun.

  2. What about office organization? Maybe the shoe inserts could hold notes? And the ruler could be used to hold a frame?

    Can't wait to see the challenge!


    1. Oh Karianne! That gives me an idea! Thanks! It's a challenge for sure...I'm kind of feeling like I did in 7th grade. Lol. Ok, I can do this. :)

  3. And that, my friend, is why Karianne gets the big bucks ;).

    Definitely steal that idea for the inserts Cecilia!

    Good luck!


    1. Yes, she got me thinking about what I could use in the art studio. I have a good idea now.

  4. Great stuff Cecilia! I think they are just called shoe stretchers too like Vicky said. Have fun recreating your things, I'm excited to see what you come up with!


    1. Thanks, Tania. It's going to be fun (and challenging)

  5. Wow, you have some challenging things to work with. Can't wait to see what you do with the shoe stretchers! ;)
    Can't wait to see what you create!

    1. Yes, I do. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's stuff. :)

  6. The shoe stretchers are awesome - can't wait to see what you do with them.

    1. Haha, me neither. I kinda have an idea...we'll see if it works.

  7. How fun! Can't wait to see all of the marvelous makeovers!

  8. I am just back in town and came to see if you had some ideas. I am interested in seeing how you put the pieces together.

    1. I've been out of town too, Donna so haven't had time ye t to work on any of it. I do have some ideas though!


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