It’s an exciting day around these parts because I get to share two fun projects I worked on for Swap It Like It’s Hot.
If you’re not familiar with Swap It Like It’s Hot, let me tell you a little about it.
Charlotte from Ciburbanity had this brilliant idea a few years ago to get a group of bloggers to trade thrift store finds with each other and then transform the (in many cases not so pretty) treasures into something beautiful. It’s kind of like Cinderella’s transformation when she put on the glass slipper except in our case it involved our DIY skills. Each participating blogger was to spend between around $10 on whatever thrift store item(s) they wanted so our shopping skills were put to the test.
Before we jump into the makeovers, let me share what my swap partner, Christy from Our Southern Home sent me. I received an ice bucket with a wood grain vinyl cover and a top that was showing its wear plus two picture frames with images that were definitely not my style.
After looking at the items for a few days, I came up with a game plan on how I wanted to transform these pieces and give them a new life.