Today, we're featuring our thrifted makeovers. After searching through a few stores, nothing was really catching my eye. But then, I came across this vase and really liked the lines of it.
With this piece in mind as inspiration, I knew it could have a little more personality with some bling added.
After giving the vase a fresh coat a spray paint (this one is my favorite for a glossy finish), I had a blank canvas to work with.
So, I raided my jewelry stash and pulled out a statement piece that I don't wear anymore (bubble necklace, anyone?). It was easy enough to use some pliers to pry apart the links that connected the pieces. And, despite the glue pictured, I ended up just hot gluing them on. It was much faster and held securely. I decided that it needed a bit more than just the pink, so I pulled out another necklace that I don't wear much and added some pieces from it, too.
To finish it off, I really liked the stripe detail on the original finish, so I added those back on with my favorite Martha Stewart liquid gilding paint.
So with a few dollars for the vase, unused jewelry, and about 15 minutes, I have a whole new sassy piece!
Perfect for some of the flowers my husband surprised me with a few days ago (today's our 21st Anniversary!).
Thrifted makeovers are probably one of my most favorite things to do! Here's a few of my other top thrifty makeovers:
|Upcycled Wooden Serving Tray|
|Brass Lamp Makeover|
|80's Brassy Chandelier Makeover|
|Straw Purse to Car Trash Can|
|Bamboo Nightstand Makeover|
Want more thrifted makeover goodness? Head over and check out these great posts, too.