Bloggie Bestie – The Creative Paige

Hello lovelies!!!
We’d like to introduce you to Paige of The Creative Paige today!!!
She’s here to share a few of the thrifty projects she’s worked on recently.
Take it away Paige!!!!

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I’m Paige and I’m so excited to be here at Truly Lovely as a Bloggie Bestie!

I love finding cheap ways to make things look great and you’ll find that and a lot more over at my blog, The Creative Paige. Today Kassi is over there sharing a delicious new recipe that you should definitely check out.

Today, I hope to inspire you to run out and scour your closest thrift store because, I’ll admit it, I love thrift stores. There’s something so exciting about finding a great item in the midst of everyone’s junk.

And, of course, I love the price.

Recently I’ve been finding some fabulous items at local thrift stores. Unfortunately, I was so excited when I got them home that I forgot to take before pictures! So, you all get to see the awesome “afters” and have to trust me that the “befores” were pretty rough.

Here are a few of my most recent treasures:

Broken Mirror w/shelf —> Children’s Art Display

This was a pine frame with a broken mirror in it. I got it at an antique mall on clearance (because the mirror had a huge crack through it). We (very carefully) took the broken mirror out and discarded it. Then, I spray painted it, white washed and sanded until I got a weathered blue color. I attached wire to the back using the brackets that used to hold the mirror in and bought mini clothespins from Hobby Lobby. Now, we have a perfect spot to showcase our boys’ artwork in their playroom. The pegs serve as a great place for dress up items.

 

Outdated Photo Board —> Chic Mail Station

We have been looking for a place to stick current bills for a while and I stumbled across a hanging cork board with a small bin below it at Goodwill. It cost me $2.99! It was a slightly boring cherry wood color with beige fabric. I took it apart, spray painted it with Soft Yellow Rustoleum, covered the cork board with chevron fabric from Hobby Lobby and ouila! I love it more than I could have even imagined! Now it seems too cute to put nasty ol’ bills in…

 

Old Mirror —> Trendy Striped Mirror

This beauty cost me $3 at Goodwill on a 50% off Saturday and it was tucked behind lots of other frames. I knew when I saw it, I could do something cool with it. I painted it with white craft paint, then taped off the diagonal stripes and spray painted it yellow.

 

Dirty Wall Cabinet —> Who knows?

This is my next project! I got it at Savers for $6 and am not quite sure what I’m going to do with it. I know it is going to go in our downstairs bathroom to hold toilet paper and other necessities. I can’t decide if I should go bold (like aqua) or do something more classic (like white). The good thing is, I can always paint it again if I absolutely hate it.

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite thrift store makeovers – and I hope you feel inspired to do some of your own. You can always stop by and share your discoveries at my weekly Link Party – the Creative Genius Link Party every weekend!

Thanks, Kassi and Kayli, for letting me steal your spotlight for today!

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Thanks so much to sweet Paige for sharing her fun projects with us today!!! I NEED a chic mail station in my house ASAP! Hope you’re having a lovely Thursday friends!

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Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Comments

  1. These are adorable re-do’s! LOVE the mail station, I must be on the look out for something like that…we are currently keeping our mail in a mixing bowl…its red and cute but not that cute 😉

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Right!?! All of our mail gets shoved in a kitchen drawer!! Not cute at all! haha! Thanks for the visit today Lauren!!!

  2. such cute projects! going over to follower her cute blog now!!!

  3. Love it! I am creative , but when I go to a thrift store I honestly have no idea what I would do with any of it! The inspiration strikes at home lol

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      I’m kind of like that as well! I see a need for something in my home, then I go out and find what I need to make it happen! haha

  4. i seriously love that chic mail station! and i know that cabinet is going to look awesome when youre done, it already has such a great design to it!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      She’s so creative with this stuff!?! Excited to see what becomes of that cabinet as well!

  5. I love all of these projects! SO fun. I want to go to Goodwill and find about a dozen things to redo now!

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