Saturday, 3 July 2010

Altering My Boot Sale Finds

I picked up some nice treasures at the boot sale in early May and they have sat unloved in the corner of the room for about a month until I couldn’t stand to look at them any more.

I got cracking sanding and painting and came up with something a little more pleasing to the eye. This is how they started life:



This mirror (boot sale £2.50) was painted with many coats of spray paint, to get in the little crevices, I used the same paint on the little photo frames (from the Wilko sale 75p each) ~can you see where I spray painted my lawn? A couple more cuts and it will be gone hopefully.


Mirror and pics insitu.



Aren't these vintage cards the sweetest? They are from Vintage Amethyst, an online boutique full of vintage and shabby loveliness, have a little look over there. I added a bit of antique lace and ribbon to the cards and mounted them on some wallpaper from my chimney breast in the same room.





The clock was a present from years ago and the letter rack was another boot sale find (£1.50).

Now back to the sewing…


~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

16 comments:

Amanda said...

You've been a busy bee! Love what you've done with your finds. So pretty! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Yes amanda I agree! You are a busy bee!Lovely Mirror!

Alexandra Mason said...

They look wonderful...i love your mirror xx

Michelle said...

LOVE what you've done - they look fab :o) I so miss car boots :o( Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too. Have a lovely weekend x

elle thornton said...

*Clap clap* Gorgeous - I love the little Keep Calm card peeping out the letter rack. Your house looks so coordinated and stylish!

Have you ever visited the design sponge blog? Google it if not - they have a before and after slot where they showcase pieces that people have painted and made gorgeous, just like yours! Take a look and you could submit some? Don't know how you find the time though :o) L xox

dizzytina said...

stunning kandi you are such a clever little minx x x

witchwoopiggy said...

ooo they all look so lovely and thats a stunning mirror :)
witchwoopiggy x

My Grannies Attic said...

They all look gorgeous Kandi - well done you!!

Kerry xxxx

WoodbankCrafts said...

You are so clever, I'm always impressed with what you create :) x

simplyvintage said...

Well done Kandi, what a transformation. Those cards backed with your wallpaper lokk wonderful - keep inspiring us xxx

Jacquie said...

Wow ,love your make overs.Especially the letter rack and clock.
Jacquie x

Helsbells said...

It's amazing what a lick of paint can do to perk up second hand finds. I just wish I could persuade my husband to agree and paint the coffee table!

Helga! said...

Sweetie,amazing finds and wonderful jazzing up!!!You are an inspiration!And such a clever possum!!!
x

Vintage Vixen said...

I'm in love with all your fab finds and the reworking of them is totally awesome. More home shots please, your house looks gorgeous!
Vix
xxx

cherisong said...

Wow Kandi, so much done. I love the letter rack, gives me an idea for the magazine rack that my grandad made many years ago. thanks.

LadyBugSays ... said...

They look fab! Love that mirror, such a bargain!