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April Thrift Store Challenge

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I have teamed up with several blogger buddies for a April Thrift Store Challenge. Our rules were that we could purchase one to two items from one thrift store, to keep it as budget friendly as possible, then style in our homes. Challenge accepted! Actually, most items in my picture is from past thrift store purchases, estate sales, yard sales or on sale! I love a good bargain!

I decided to stop by one of our local thrift stores on my way home one day. I enjoy shopping at thrift stores because you never know what you will stumble upon! I went to the furniture section, in the back, looking for a couple of chairs or a antique chaise lounge that I could deconstruct. I have been wanting to deconstruct a couple pieces of furniture for our master bedroom. As I was thinking that I wasn’t going to find anything for my challenge today, I spotted it! The antique wood gable vent louver!! (I call it a gable and the hubs calls it a louver.) I already loved the color of the wood and I had an idea of where to style it in our home. I originally thought I would place this above our kitchen window but no cigar! It was to big! My next thought was to set it on top of our mantel. Eh! I wasn’t feeling it! I decided to set it on the bottom of the mantel and I started playing around with some lavender and terra cotta pots. I loved the look that I was beginning to achieve! I styled my tiered tray, added my diy chalk painted farmhouse books, our diy candlesticks and I loved how my spring chalkboard peeks out of the picture! Best of all, I only paid $1.99 for the gable vent!!

I hope that you will hop on over to each of my friend’s, as they show us, what they found on their thrift store challenge!

Love~Shae

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Trash Talk – Decorate & More with Tip

Thrift Treasure – LeCultivateur

You light up my life – Stilettos and Shiplap

 

 

 

 

 

The Thrift Store Challenge – The Home Envy

Brass Antique Lamp – The Farmhouse Eclectic

Thrifted Jewelry Case Makeover – This Full Life 5

 

 

 

 

 

Thrift Store Find – The House House Blog

Thrift store challenge – Through a Vintage Door

Pretty Bowling Ball – Shabby Queen

Thrift Store Challenge – The Collected Haven

April Thrift Store Challenge – Sweet Southern Grace

 

Clearance Challenge- Aging Terra Cotta

I have teamed up with several of my blogging friends to a Clearance Challenge. We were challenged to find a home décor item under $15. I had been eyeing the succulents at Wal-Mart for awhile. About a month ago, I noticed that they were on clearance for under $4.00 each, so I headed back to Wal-Mart  to find my succulent.

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Now, these succulents definitely needed some tender loving care! This one looked like it had been over watered. I am hoping I can bring it back to life! I did not like the pot that it was planted in, so I purchased a new terra cotta pot for under a dollar! I decided to “age” the terra cotta pot.

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Now, y’all know I love me some chalk paint!  I decided to use my DIY  chalk paint recipe to age my terra cotta pot. My recipe is 1/2 c Sherwin Williams latex paint in Extra White, 1/4 c baking soda and 1/2 tbsp. water. Mix well until there are no lumps.

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Apply one thick coat of chalk paint with a dry brush. With a damp rag, remove some of the paint and allow the remaining paint to dry.

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At this point, you could leave it or add one more coat. I chose to add another coat. I painted another thick layer.

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Once the second coat is tacky to the touch, rub the paint off with your fingers. I also used the damp rag to help achieve a more chippy finish. Please excuse the black spray paint on my fingers. (Project from this morning.)

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Here is the finished result! I love how it turned out! For this Clearance Challenge, I spent $3.50 on the succulent from Wal-Mart and $0.74 on the new terra cotta pot. The painting supplies, I already had on hand. Total spent with tax is $4.60!

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Hope y’all enjoy our Clearance Challenge! Love~Shae

Terrie over at Decorate & More with Tip

Emily over at LeCulitivateur

Tara over at Stilettos And Shiplap

Shae over at Sweet Southern Grace

Dori over at This Full Life 5

Jodi over at The House House Blog

Lindsay over at The Farmhouse Eclectic