Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

16 comments:

  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!

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

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  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!

    karianne

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    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. :)

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

    Definitely steal that idea for the inserts Cecilia!

    Good luck!

    xxx

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

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  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!

    Tania

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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    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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