Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Makeovers

Happy Tuesday to you all! It is another gray day here. Makes me want to curl up under a blanket and watch and movie. But….there is no time for that. Things to do. But I can dream can’t I? I have been in the mood to watch Gone With The Wind for SO long…maybe this weekend?!

I have been busy with some Goodwill Makeovers. I intended to do a couple but once I got started I just kept on going. Before I knew lots of things had a black basecoat then a topcoat, then I was sanding and staining! I haven’t found places for all of it yet. But a couple of the things I wanted to get done in time for Christmas decorating.

So here is what I accomplished.

This is an old chair that I got at an antique store for $9.00 a long time ago.


Old Chair


Red Chair

This chair is just waiting for a Santa or a Snowman to sit in it…or maybe a little tree?…so  many options! Anyway…it is still drying so I have time to think about it!

Remember the mirror I got at Goodwill?


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Here it is after. I will be flipping it around and making the top the bottom and the bottom the top. Because I like the way the finish came out better on one end than the other. But here it is hung up “as is”~

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I got this spoon rack for a $1.99!


Spoon Rack


Spoon Rack Makeover

I got some small bowls for 99 cents each. Here they are before…shiny salad bowls~

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Here they are after~

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Here is a little cutting board….$1.99.


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Close Up~

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Notice the wonderful turkey in the photo above? It was made by Audrey. Here is her selling blog  A.Lil Somethin And her other blog Audrey’s Prim World. She makes the most amazing prims!

Here is a close up~

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I have a couple more makeovers finished. But I will save those until next time! I got the glass canisters with wooden lids done, the square Kleenex box and I also painted my wooden candle holder that I got at the Prim Open House.

Here are some prim napkins that I found at Target! I just love them and thought I would share them with you. I think they are  great for Thanksgiving~

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Oh..one more thing! I got these bowls at Good will. The large one was marked $7.99 and the small one was marked $3.99. When I got up to pay the lady said “I am just going to give you the set for the $3.99 price”! To that I say Woo Hoo!! I am sure she thought… “If you want to buy these “cute” bowls more power to you”!

Here is what was painted on them~

Crock Bowl Before

Now as much as I “loved” the munchies on these bowls…the design HAD to go! Wink Wink!

Here they are After~

Crock Bowls

Much better don’t you think? Back to their original beauty! FYI for those of you who don’t know…nail polish remover takes the paint right off of crocks or crock bowls like these! I don’t know if it makes a difference but I have “Salon Strength” remover, you can buy that pretty much anywhere. I got mine at Walgreens.

Here is the bottom of the 10” bowl~


And the bottom of the 6” bowl~


Roseville, Ohio U.S.A. Not bad for $3.99!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! In the time I wrote this blog…the sun is now shining! :) Might just be a great day for a walk outside. To enjoy the last sights, sounds and smells of Fall.

Take care, until next time.



  1. Great makeovers and I must say that I am super impressed over the bowl. i would have never known to use nail polish remover on the bowls, but it looks great and Roseville Pottery is definitely worth some money here in Ohio. Great finds!!


  2. Hi Sarah...Love all your makeovers.
    I just repainted an old green(ugly)cupboard in butternut to match my cabinets.Love it.
    I love projects like that when I have the time.
    Anyway,yours are great!
    I wanted to thank you for the nail polish remover tip.
    I have an old crock someone painted Amish kids on,and I have run in through the dishwasher at least 10 times,and yes the kids are still there.LOL.
    I'm trying your tip.Thanks so much.Have a great day...Blessings,Becky

  3. Sarah all your makeovers are great. Your mirror turned out beautifully. Your bowls definitely look better since you redid them. I would have never thought to use polish remover. Thanks for the tip.
    Now go enjoy your sunshine.

  4. Sarah,

    Those makeovers are great! I love the chair especially! The spoon rack and the cutting board turned out good too. I did know about the nail polish. I removed a chicken from my butter churn that way. I love the napkins too, just saw them.


  5. Sarah, I also commmented on APP. You get so much done that it makes the rest of us look bad! Great job on EVERYTHING! I love them all!!

  6. You are the makeover momma! Love all your goodies! You always want me wishing for more! :)

  7. Hi Sarah, Nice findings but better makeovers. Thanks for share the tip of the nail polish, I never heard about that. Great job on everything!

  8. Sarah~You have certainly been busy!
    I love love love that chair!
    It is always such a pleasure visiting your blog...You and I have some many of the same tastes in common, and your blog gives me such inspiration!
    Have a great week!

  9. Wow, you get so much done. Everything looks great. I can definitely see a santa on that chair. Show us when you decide. Who would have painted on a Roseville bowl~~~hello!!! Thanks for the nail polish remover tip. I'll have to remember that one. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Sarah! all your makeovers look great!! I love how your chair came out!!! And thanks for the tip with the nail polish remover, I'll have to go lookin for some bowls and crocks now!!LOL..Have a wonderful day!!

  11. What awesome redo's. That spoon rack and cutting board are just fantastic...love the chair too!

  12. Wow thanks for the nail polish idea! Love all your redo's they are fantastic.Thanks for sharin'
    Prim Huggs n Blessins
    Teresa Jo

  13. Oh WOW...you have been one busy girl. I love everything that you have remade so far!!! I wish I had a GW store near by but then again it could be dangerous...LOL

    I was trying to figure where you were going with the bowls until I continued to read further and seen the new pictues. What a great idea and thanks for the tip. Must keep that one in mined :)

  14. How do you get such a beautiful finish on the wooden pieces you do?(for example--the chair and cutting board) They look fabulous!!

  15. Good thing the Gw can't see the the make overs they may raise there prices. I love the bowls they look great. Everything turned out great.


  16. I love all the makeovers, but the mirror is my favorite. I'd love to find one like that! Our GW is not a very good one to find goodies.
    I never knew that about nail polish. Great tip!
    Roseville pottery is good stuff!


  17. ...just poppin in to wish you and your family a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving♥

  18. Wonderful decorations! Your website is a lovely stop in a rushed world...thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  19. Terrific recipes!
    The spinach artichoke dip is one of my faves!
    My son loves the sausage wontons!

    May have to make a couple of these for our New Year's Eve get-together!

    Happy New Year to you!


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