Welcome to the fall edition of #SwapItLikeItsHot !!! 40 bloggers, countless thrifted finds and endless creativity. I am so excited to be included in the amazing group of bloggers for the second time. My friend Charlotte from Ciburbanity organized this whole thing so a big WOOT WOOT to her for being wicked awesome.
This whole challenge begins with all of us scouring the thrift stores and flea markets in our areas for cool stuff we think the receiver could be creative with. Well let me share with you my favorite scoured find, you may want to shield your eyes.
I actually thought for a split millisecond that the table top on these, um, legs(?) was a nice piece that could be used for something. Lucky for Trisha, the receiver of my finds, I passed this one by. Speaking of Trisha, she is who you will go to when you are done here. She is waiting at Black and White Obsession to welcome you, she may have tea and cookies ready, but I’m not sure.
If you are visiting from Always Never Done, welcome! I’m so glad you are here. Amy was nice enough to send me this group of goodies to see what I could make. I’m glad she didn’t send me the footsie table, gah!
I scratched my head for a bit and then, piece by piece, it all started coming together. The first move I made was for those loaf pans and one of the gold candle holders. In a pinch, a tape measure serves double duty as a weight.
Some spray paint, super duper strong glue and a candlestick I had laying around, a little waiting around and voila.
Now my coffee has a place to live! God forbid I have a traditional K Cup holder.
The silver chafing dish candle holders had me puzzled. I wanted to turn them into lights, but the construction didn’t allow me to. So out came some rope and a glue gun. I used the bones of the candle holder to glue the rope to and make a pencil holder. I also glued the each row to the row before to keep it all tight. Now my kids have a pretty place to keep the things they use most often for homework and their beautiful creations.
So I had this one last pan to contend with. Do you love corralling things in trays and such to make them appear to belong together even if they don’t? That’s where this pan came into play. I needed something to keep my soaps and quick access cleaners in next to my sink. It just needed a little spray paint. I did the outside white, and once it was completely dry, I taped off the sides and painted the inside and the rim black. I was going for an old wash basin type of look.
And the big finale…the things I used as they were. Sometimes things just work and don’t need to be changed. I did try to dye the macrame plant hanger but that darn thing wouldn’t take color. I think I may paint it but for now it is making my porch feel more like an interior room and I’m diggin’ it. That second gold candle stand became a pumpkin holder, yay fall!
Now go hop over to see Trisha at Black and White Obsession. I am so excited to see what she made with these goodies I sent her.
Tune in all week to see the crazy items this talented group of bloggers has been making over! Search the hashtag #swapitlikeitshot on social media to follow along with all the fun or check out our Pinterest Board.