I found a wooden scrabble set at a thrift shop and got inspired.
I picked out letters to form the title of a Paul Kelly song that I love.
I used a wooden off cut from a decking job my husband and I finished recently.
I screwed in a soft (soda) drink ring pull for a hanging loop and spray painted the timber and loop with a tin of matt black spray paint. I glued on the tiles using an adhesive glue.
I coated the plaque on all surfaces with a coat of matt Mod Podge.
I love my new wall art so much I am now making another one..
I love the shabby chic look…. it is so soft and romantic. It is easy to change old and tired furniture into appealing new pieces. I have picked up a number of bargain priced pieces of furniture and given them a new lease of life with paint and elbow grease. I never get tired of painting and sanding and creating something beautiful.
I purchased this hall stand for $80. It was that typical brown colour you see everywhere. It is now so pretty.
This is an identical hall table that I have owned for years. I gave it the same treatment. It now houses some of my blue and white china collection.
This $5 purchase from a thrift shop is now functional and fabulous.
This little butlers table is now so sweet after a makeover.
Shabby Chic is very popular and many people are using their creative talents to transform and reuse items that might otherwise have been discarded. Why buy new items when with a bit of time and effort you can create your own masterpieces. I hope you enjoyed having a peak at some of my makeovers. Here is a selection of wonderful shabby chic tables other DIYers on Hometalk have created. I hope you enjoy browsing through them and taking inspiration!
I found these cloche domes with wooden bases a few months ago at Target. They were reduced to $8.00…. bargain! …. I purchased six of them because… they were a bargain! …LOL..I go through a lot of spray paint at my place upcycling a whole range of treasures that I find. I love the Bunnings Fiddly Bits spray cans, especially the colour Aluminium. I also buy a lot of spray can paints at Super Cheap Autos, very cheap at under $4.00 a can. I sprayed these bases in Aluminium. They now look so lux. l found some glass dessert dishes with wide bases at the op-shop. Epoxy two pack glue is also your friend when upcycling and I secured the bases to the glass dishes to create a stand. I now have some lovely upcycled cloches to display my treasures.