Today, it’s back to our roots for many of my blog friends! I’m joining my friend, Beth with Home Stories A to Z and her Thrifty Under $50 blog hop with 20 bloggers participating. We all went out and found thriftstore treasures that we could repurpose and change up for under $50. This is something that I’ve been doing for a long, long time, but I haven’t done much of that lately because of space limitations.
I hate when that happens as I dearly love to shop this way and have been since I started this blog 9 years ago!
If you’re dropping by from Ella Claire, welcome! I know you’re loving all the projects being shared.
Since my house is FULL and I can’t bring another big piece of furniture in here, I went for a small item. Something that could fit on a coffee table or bookshelf. I’ve always been a fan of boxes of all types and have several of them that I’ve collected over the years, from tiny to larger.
I was in Blue Ridge, GA browsing a thriftstore with my sister and found this cute, but beat up little hinged wooden box for $5. I love the detail on the edges and top, with brass trim.
Using what I had on hand, I pulled out Annie Sloan Antibes Green and Maison Blanche Satin varnish to finish off this box. I hand painted it with a small paintbrush (2 coats) and then added the varnish on top to seal it and give it a nice little sheen.
Adding a tray to my coffee table, I layered in some pretty things along with the box for a nice pop of color.
Loving those blues and greens together. I’ve also been collecting brass trays from thrift stores and have found several lately.
A real plant in a white thrifted planter adds a nice bit of fresh greenery to the mix.
I love how the little box turned out with it’s new shade of green. It’s happy and bright now and I can use it in many places.
That little twig bird I’ve had for a long time and I thought he was a wonderful nod to Spring.
Isn’t he cute?
I love mixing up vignettes with colors and textures to get a fresh look for the coffee table and this cute green box is a good addition to my accessories. I’ve really enjoyed adding more green to my living room.
Next on the stop is Sarah, with Life on Virginia Street. I know you’re in for a treat with more thrifty finds! I hope you all enjoyed this blast from the past as all of us scored thrifty treasures and made them over. I truly still love to shop like this and one of these days I’ll be out shopping again when I can bring more home and not have to say no because of space.
Here’s the list of all the bloggers in the Thrifty Under $50 blog hop, so I hope you’ll stop by and see all their finds and transformations! This was a fun party to participate in!