Two Little Thrift Store Makeovers...

  It is definitely winter here with single digit temperatures and snow covering the ground! 


There's lots more indoor time now, so lately I have enjoyed working on simple projects for holiday and winter decorating!  Thought I'd share a couple of them with you today!
Recently, I found this little wood cabinet at the thrift store.  It's newer with a not-so-nice stain color.  I did like the wire door accent, so a makeover was in order!


I used DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint, in the Everlasting color.   Lightly distressing with a sanding block, adding a coat of their clear wax, 
followed by buffing, completed the project.


I added a primitive little wreath for the season...I love the simple look!



While I had my paint out, I decided to makeover a star I found at the thrift store, too!  I forgot to take a photo of the front before I started, so here's one of the back, so you can see the original colors.  It was a dark brownish red, with a wood edge.


Using the same techniques as the cabinet, the star was transformed...


I love the way the distressing brings out the detail...


Now it hangs on my corner cabinet, adorned with a petite wreath!


These quick and easy projects brought new life to thrift store finds!

I am a blogger for DecoArt and received product used for the projects.  
All opinions are my own.

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Until next time...

33 comments

  1. Oooh, I love that little cabinet with the wire door, Linda! I think I would have snapped that up, too.

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  2. Linda, you find the BEST things at your thrift store!! I love your little cabinet with its new paint wash and wreath!! And your metal star looks so bright and festive sitting on the white bench. You've got a head start to your holiday decorating with those 2 pieces!
    Vickie

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  3. What beautiful transformations! Especially love that cabinet - and the wreath completes the look.

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  4. NICE! It's amazing what a little paint will do! See you Friday.
    warmly,
    deb

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  5. I'll never stop being amazed at what a little creativity and paint can do to a thrift store item. Both of yours are adorable.

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  6. Adorable makeovers. I love the cabinet and the star! CUTE!!

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  7. I love how you transformed both the cabinet and the star!

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  8. Linda, Your transformations are wonderful. I adore the chicken wire cabinet. Great job. xoxo,Susie

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  9. You took the cabinet and star from drab to fab, Linda! Love them both! It's cold and snowy here too, way too early for me!

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  10. I love quick and easy projects. It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do, love these Linda.

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  11. The little cabinet and the star looks a hundred times better , love them both and I love white paint LOL

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  12. Love the little cabinet makeover! The star too! Why doesn't everybody upcycle thrift shop stuff? They don't know what they are missing.

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  13. Both projects are beautiful transformations!

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  14. Simply elegant makeovers, Linda! I love the winter white!

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  15. Your transformations are always wonderful, I love the new look of both items! Your cold weather is headed our way, but thankfully there is no snow in the forecast. We got plenty of rain today, but it was too warm to be anything other than liquid sunshine. Have a great week!

    xo Kat

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  16. Your star with the beautiful wreath is gorgeous, Linda,- AND the cabinet looks wonderful with the paint !! Also here i`m mostly inside, and also preparing for a big fleamarket in my barn !!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  17. Linda, the white chalky paint makeovers seem perfect for these pieces. You always have that knack for knowing what to do with your finds. I so admire that.. BTW--I wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving such a wise, kind comment. I liked how you said you never decorate to blog, you blog about what you're doing in your life. It's such a simple, genuine way to approach blogging and I needed to hear that. You are one of a kind my friend!
    hugs,
    Leslie
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  18. The sweet wreath ads a touch of whimsy to the beautiful cabinet. Love the star makeover.

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  19. Both transformations are wonderful. I adore tiny cabinets and now yours is looking oh so pretty. And the star with the tiny wreath on top - perfection. I am going to shamelessly copy the look this Christmas season for sure! LOL.

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  20. I am head over heels on your star makeover. Its so gorgeous!

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  21. Love it! I had the same star. I painted mine red and it sold in a flash! That little cabinet is perfect. Love what you did!

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  22. You always inspire me Linda! The cabinet is darling - I just love how it turned out and the little wreath on the front is so perfect. I would have passed that star by never realizing how pretty it could look! Lovely ideas. xo Karen

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  23. I love how those turned out! Paint can change anything, can't it? I love how both of those pieces look with the greenery you added too.

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  24. Stay warm and cosy, and best keep creating your inspiring beauty. Love the cabinet, reminds me of a French cheese safe, or a Mimi jelly cupboard. You could even hang it on a wall somewhere, and do as you did in the photo with hanging a wreath on it, with filling the shelves with vintage Christmas ornaments. It's really a sweet piece and I am inspired to do a cabinet now.
    I just finished a small altar that I hope to share real soon.

    See you soon.

    Xx
    Joyeux Noël

    Doré

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  25. My gosh, love the star! I haven't tried that chalky paint yet. I'm going to have to give it try - your results look amazing!

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  26. Love me some thrift store makeovers and yours are just lovely! Blessings, Cecilia

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  27. That star is amazing, and the paint made it even better. Beautiful job!

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  28. I love your simple little do overs! The star perfect... the little cupboard with chicken wire and understated wreath...could it be anymore perfect!?! ... so lovely.

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