Yes, it’s been a month since my last Thrift Store Challenge post!! If you remember, I’ve paired up with 20 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! Last month I showed you my pretty side table and the previous one my chalkboard makeover.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Warning: this may be the shortest post ever. You know I like cheap, easy and quick projects so much, and this one meets all those premises… also because I was so excited I forgot to take pictures of all the process, but it’s so easy anyone can do it with the directions only.
I was driving, as it is usual with two little girls who like to do lots of differents activities (I think I spend half of my life sitting in the car) when I saw a little cabinet curbside. Yay! The girls encouraged me to take it, as well as some more junk there was there. They said: mom, you can make a play kitchen for us!! Ok, your wish is my command.
We took it home, cleaned it and I filled all the holes with wood filler. Then I slightly painted the inside because I planned to decoupage it. At this point, I realized I hadn’t taken any picture of it before start working on it but ok, you get the idea.
When the wood filler was dry, I sanded it to make it smooth and painted it in pink as I was requested. I used my homemade chalk paint and added some red to get the color they liked.
I also decoupaged some gift wrapping paper into the inner sides and some red napkins to the little shelf. I used white glue and water in a 50-50 ratio for the decoupage mix and protected the whole play kitchen with two coats of matte varnish.
The last thing was adding some wheels to make it moveable because they like to “cook” in the living room while we are there. They loved the play kitchen a lot, and we were happy seeing them playing together.
Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!
Have a wonderful week!
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