Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mini Makeovers!

Garage sale season is upon us!  Can you feel it, my treasure hungry, bargain hunting friends?  Recently, I headed out the door to run a few errands on a Saturday morning and was quite surprised to see a few "Yard Sale" signs up and about!  Now, you know I couldn't pass up the opportunity to pick up a few treasures!  I could hardly wait to take my finds home and point the Annie Sloan magic wand in their direction!  Here are my "mini makeovers," as I like to call them!

My favorite piece by far was this vintage wood bread box.  The chalk paint color, an experiment gone right (in my humble opinion) approximately 4 parts Old White to 1 part Scandinavian Pink, followed by clear and dark waxes.

I am anxious to see how this soft peachy pink compares to Antoinette, the newest pale pink in Annie's collection!

Inside, I lined the back panel with an antique ledger motif scrapbook paper.  I love how the colors work together and the scrolly handwriting shows through the glass front. 

 The peachy pink breadbox found a new home within 24 hours of being delivered to my booth space!

Anything with a bow on it catches my attention.  It must be the girly girl in me!  This little bow adorned frame was a good candidate for that peachy pink paint mix, and the bow detail really stands out in Old White.  The darling crowned bird was found flying around Pinterest.  I've captured and caged it on my Ephemera Board!

A handmade wooden toolbox was made over in Old White, clear waxed all over, but dark waxed only on the outside.  I filled it with rolls of vintage sheet music tied up with ribbon and a hang tag made from a beautiful image borrowed from The Graphics Fairy.

That's it for now, but don't worry... there is much more to come!

I am so looking forward to meeting up with my Bloggy Buddy, Denise of Pink Postcard tomorrow morning!  Point our GPS in the direction of a few Estate Sales and Thrift Stores... and who knows what kind of trouble we might stir up! 


Thank you so very much for your sweet visit!
Until next time!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

Happy to be joining in these fun parties!
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Sew-Crafty Tuesday at Ruby Jean's
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense


  1. Great makeovers, Amanda! Love the frame with that bird print!

  2. Ha ha!! Love the *wink* - that is an awesome photo. Love how your Antoinette box turned out! Mine is still very undone- but hoping to finish it up soon! Your transformations all turned out beautifully, I love the tags you made! I'm itchin to do some paper crafts. See you in the a.m.! ;)

  3. Boy that puts me in the garage sale mood, but they won't be starting here for another month.... one more long month.....


  4. I'm loving that globe! Great finds!

  5. They all look great!Love the color on the breadbox and the rolled sheet music looks so sweet in the toolbox!

  6. You do Annie Sloan proud! We are still in the midst of our (mild) Canadian winter so my garage sale days are still weeks away.

  7. You have been really busy.Love that vintage bread box.My eyes went straight to that.

  8. I have been waiting for garage sale season. Almost here! Great finds and even better makeovers! I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from Sew Crafty Tuesday. Vicky from Mess For Less

  9. Love that bread box, love the ledger paper lining the back. Love the tool box with rolled music paper and the adorable vintage graphic tag! You were featured at Ruby Jean's so I came by to say great job! Hugs ~ Mary


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