Ya’ll….it’s Swap It Like It’s Hot time!
What is the Swap It challenge? Well, it’s basically a bunch of bloggers swapping stuff with each other…namely, thrifty, garage sale items.
We have no idea what’s headed our way so it certainly gets our thinking caps on once the swapped stuff arrives! ;)
I just love that though. I’m all about envisioning what something can be anyway.
Here’s what I created with the swapped items from the last “Swap It” challenge back in March. –> “Thrifty Makeovers Repurposed”
This time I created a faux weathered sign, a no sew pillow and a fancy cork board out of the items that Danielle over at Finding Silver Pennies sent to me below.
I didn’t end up using the map sheets or the yellow check fabric but I did use everything else.
I created this faux weathered sign first…..(and it’s my favorite!)
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I took the crate apart and used all of the slat pieces to create a board for this sign.
I just glued them together.
Here’s how: I took the crate apart, removed the nails and then laid them side by side (actually side by side on the board pictured below).
I then used Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Glue Max and applied a tiny bit along the entire edge of each piece and placed them together.
I tried to keep it to a minimum. (just enough to hold it together but not too much so it’d stick to the board underneath)
After they were all glued, I made sure they were aligned evenly and just left it to dry. (I didn’t clamp)
After it was dry, I turned it over and applied more glue in the cracks of the backside to sturdy it.
After that was dry, I turned it over and applied the Driftwood product.
It had a rustic feel with the rough edges so I decided to “weather” it.
I used this Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish to create that weathered look.
I love it!
BUT….I wanted a bit more of a weathered look so I mixed up some white Chalk Paint® and water to create a wash.
I applied it lightly over the top of the “weathered” wood. (you can sort of see where/how I applied the white in the photo above)
After that was dry, I created this graphic and transferred it to the board.
I then hand painted it in using a script liner brush similar to this one, Soft-Grip Golden Taklon Script Liner Brush, and white paint.
A light sanding and done! EASY!!
Then I created this fancy cork board out of the cork pieces.
I actually painted that frame about 4 years ago with Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® (or a blend of it to make it more “navy”)
I had used it for awhile with a print and then took it apart and put on the shelf.
I pulled it down to create this board (I keep everything because you never know!! ;) )
I just used the little stickies that came with the cork pieces to attach the cork to the cardboard frame piece.
Then I trimmed the excess cork and attached white ribbon along the seams. (on the front)
I then did a bit of stenciling to make it “fancy”. (and some glitter over the white stenciled paint too!)
Too bad you can’t really see it in the photo. I love sparkly, glittery things.
Perfect little spot for small jewelry pieces or notes.
Lastly, I created a no sew pillow out of the coastal fabric/curtain.
I started by removing the existing seam.
Then I cut it to size and folded the edges over and ironed them.
I used Heat Bond (don’t like it) because that was all I could find on my quick trip to the store.
I ended up using the rest of what I had left of my trusty Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Tape instead. (much better)
I went all the way around the pillow and left a small opening so I could fill it with the Poly-Fil.
Stuffed and finished!
It matches my decor perfectly.
I do think this will end up on the front porch on my white wicker couch though!
Will look perfect there.
I need to make more “no sew” pillows! Do you know how expensive pillows can be?
This was SUPER easy to do and looks great (I think so anyway).
I’m definitely going fabric shopping. :)
So there you have it, another round of Swap It Like It’s Hot.
So much fun!
Now go by and see what Katie from Something To Be Found did with these items that I sent her. ;)
Also, the links to everyone else’s posts for today are below (and earlier in the week if you missed those).
Be sure to check back in tomorrow to catch the final day of swapping!
Tune in all week to see the crazy items this talented group of bloggers has been making over!
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