I’m happy with few things, and one of these things is go shopping. I know, now you will tell me that you are also happy when shopping, but I mean thrift shopping. I just love walking by flea markets, looking for little treasures to be discovered, talking to people about them and for the fun of bargaining for that special item. I could spend hours there!
One of those days my husband and my girls decided to come with me, so there we went. I stopped to have a look at some gorgeous finds while the rest of the family kept walking. When I reached them I was really excited about what I just bought for 1 € and showed it to them… I can’t describe their faces, but I guess you can make an idea looking at this
Yes, exactly, that’s the same face they had! A face like what-is-that?? But I had a vision in my head and I was not seeing the blue glued paper it had, or the kind of cracked paint effect someone tried to achieve.
It took me two layers of paint stripper to get rid of all that paint. Then I used white DIY chalk paint to leave it completely white, decoupaged a piece of script paper, stamps and butterflies, and wrote the names of Timbres (which mean Stamps) and Papiers (which is Papers) with a pen.
I aged it a bit with some black paint on a sponge all over the corners, two coats of varnish all over and it was done! Do you like french style decor items?
What do you think? Is it worth what I paid for?
Do you love DIY, recycling, home decor, furniture transformation and all kind of crafts? Then we have the same passion! I would love to share all my crazy ideas and projects with you so I would love if you SUBSCRIBE for my post e-mails.
I also share interesting content on Facebook and other social media, and I would love to hear from you! Not following me yet? Don’t be shy and stop by to say hello. Follow me on FACEBOOK, PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER.
Linking up to:
Inspire Me Monday, Nifty Thrifty Things, DIY Show Off, Inspiration Monday, Creative Corner, Something To Talk About, DIY Sunday Showcase, Share it Sunday, Create With Joy, Merry Monday, Make It Pretty Monday, Homestories A to Z, Our Home Away From Home, Home Remedies, Bliss Ranch, The Scoop, Savvy Southern Style, While I’m Waiting, Wake Up Wednesday, Moonlight & Mason Jar Link Party, Blog Hop, Before and After Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Friday’s Furniture Fix, Your Turn to Shine, Share Your Style, Thriving on Thursdays, Wildly Original, The Creative Exchange, Favorite Things, Live Laugh Rowe, Handmade Hangout, Tweak It Inspiration Thursday, Think and Make Thursday, Freedom Fridays, Shabby Art Boutique, Friday’s Five Features, What To Do Weekends, Feathered Nest, Just For Us, Dream Create Inspire, Friday Features, Friday Funday, The Diary of a Real Housewife, Flaunt it Friday, Fantastic Friday, Weekend Retreat, The Party Bunch, Junky Junk Interiors, Life on Lakeshore Drive, Keeping It Simple Crafts, Share It One More Time, Silver Pennies, Knock Off Decor, Frugal Crafty Home, Happiness is Homemade, The Weekend Retreat, Five Star Frugal, Show Off Friday, The Inspired Design, City of Creative Dreams, Three Kids and a Fish, Kammy’s Korner, Snap Happy Bakes, View From In Here, Christman’s Creations, Life With Lorelai, Happily Ever After, Two Uses Tuesday, Across the Blvd, Natasha in Oz, Anything Goes, Joy Love Food, The Silly Pearl, Sparkles of Sunshine, Lou Lou Girls