I transformed a couple thrifty finds recently into treasures! I found this picture frame at GW for $2.99. I originally bought it to use as a picture frame, but decided to make a message board for my daughter's room.
I just loved the detail...
I loved the black, but decided to spray paint it cream to match E's room.
Then I cut down a cork tile I had to fit the opening in the frame.
I wrapped the cork in the fabric. I just used painter's tape to hold in place.
Next, I fit the fabric covered cork in the back of the frame.
I also added a ribbon hanger.
I glued some buttons on some clear tacks to dress them up a bit!!
I also found this little wooden box for $1.00.
It was pretty hideous, but I took a cue from it's original condition and turned it into this:
I painted and distressed it and then used my mom's Cricut (LOVE this thing!!) to cut out the monogram and brackets in vinyl. I absolutely love how this turned out. There are so many uses for this little tote! Right now, it is sitting on my dryer and catching loose change and lonely socks. I'm sure it will find a more suitable place soon!
When I take someone else's trash and turn it into my treasure, it reminds me of how God takes all our "garbage"- our sins, burdens and hang-ups and uses them to transform us and make us more like him. I pray that I am always willing to be inconvenienced for His sake!
Hope you all had a great weekend! Go over to Rhoda's and Susan's to check out other's thrifty finds and makeovers!