I bet when you read the title of this blog post you had no idea what I was talking about, right? Well it’s time for another round of Swap It Like It’s Hot, where a group of crafty and creative bloggers get together, swap cast off thrift store pieces and breath new life into them using their DIY skills.
I was so excited when Charlotte from Ciburbanity asked me to participate in the swap again but was a little nervous about what I was going to receive in the mail from my swap partner. This time around my items came from Kimm at Reinvented and when I opened my box of goodie, I was giddy. Kimm sent me some great pieces to work with.
Like all craft and DIY projects I undertake, I spent some time bonding with the pieces before I decided how I was going to transform them. I decided to makeover a couple of the pieces now and the others will make their debut as part of my Christmas decor in November. #moregoodnesstocome
So before I jump into what I did with a couple of these items, let me first tell you that I had a hard time letting go of the leaf bowl the way it was. It was perfect and I could totally see if on my coffee table filled with fall nuts. But alas, I had to let it go and give it a new look (or in this case, a new purpose).
Since I loved the bowl so much, I didn’t go too crazy with the transformation. I decided to pare the leaf and one of the snack bowls and turn it into flower vase AND candleholder. You read that right… this little piece has two personalities.
Now it’s a candleholder…
And now it’s a flower vase.
How did I do that you ask? I attached the bowl (with the writing facing the back) to the leaf using a screw so the bowl could be turned upside down. When the bowl is facing down, a candle sits on the bottom. Then when the bowl is turned upright, I add a glass bowl and use it to hold flowers. Just like magic!
Oh, and did I mention that I added a hanger to the back of the leaf so it can also hang on the wall too!
The other piece I transformed was this art piece. I knew immediately that I was going to make a clock with this piece and decided on a black and white theme.
It went from a cozy cottage piece of art…
to a chic black and white buffalo check clock with a gold edge.
Pretty snazzy don’t you think? I’m thrilled with the way my swap items turned out and had so much fun transforming these pieces. Now it’s time to go check out all the other bloggers projects.
And speaking of other’s bloggers projects, I was so busy getting crafty with my items that I totally forgot to take photo of the items I sent my swap partner Christy. So, hop on over to Christy’s blog, Confessions of a Serial DIYer and see what goodies I sent her and how she worked her DIY magic on them.
And be sure to stop by each of the participating blogs throughout the week to see all of the fabulous swap transformations.
Casa Watkins Living
One Mile Home Style
ConfettiStyle (that’s me)
Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
Addicted 2 DIY
I Am a Homemaker
Maggie Overby Studios
PMQ For Two
Two Thrifty-Five Designs
58 Water Street
Create & Babble
Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza
Grouley Girl and Guy
The Charming Farmer
This is our Bliss
Southern State of Mind
Two Purple Couches
My Life From Home
Copper Dot Interiors
Prim and Propah
Sweet Tea Refinishing
On Fern Avenue