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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Burlap thrift store MakeOver!

Hello friends!

It has been quite awhile since I shared with you a good ole fashioned

Thrift Store Make-Over Post!

Lord knows I've done a bunch of them but remembering to to take the all important BEFORE picture helps in the over all post ....know what I mean? Lots of times that doesn't happen.

Well ....THIS time I remembered!!

After making the car payment and buying a turkey yesterday I decided to head into the local Goodwill. I found this cutie laying in a heap of faded pointsettas.

The burlap caught my eye and so I picked it up and started to imagine what I could do with it.

The face was make from panty hose (ick..) and 1984 called and wanted their gold wings and thread back......
So I gladly gave it to them and transformed that

into THIS!

Christmas always brings out my primitive side and as soon as I started working on this

my primitive Santa took shape.

Gone is the panty hose head.....

Gone are the gold wings and thread....

Gone is the loopy twine hair......

Now we have a tea dyed old feed sack head.....
Vintage trim around the collar.....
Old curly wool for the beard....
Pine accents.....
A new hat and mittens.....





and a brand new twinkle in his eye!





I really enjoyed seeing this transformation! Usually it a piece of furniture so this was fun to do something different. Challenge yourself and head to the thrift store to find something like this and give it a holiday make-over. Could be a stocking, snowman, wreath, Santa or whatever! Use your imagination and create something that you will just love!

My Santa is for sale and is headed to the shop but you may want to use yours as a gift or just for yourself.

Either way....you are gonna have fun!
ho ho ho!!






5 comments:

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Wow! From an angel to a saint. The transformation is amazing. I so admire the imagination it took to do that.

time worn interiors said...

How cute is santa! Great trasformation!
tot

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wonderful transformation!! Much, much, better as a Santa....bet she/he was happy too - the "before" picture looks like she was having a bit of an identity crisis, if you know what I mean! Too sweet! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Tattered & Timeless said...

Amazing. You certainly do have the eye don't you? Can't wait to come visit the shop..Is there a specific day you don't usually work? I want to make sure to meet you when I come.
tammy

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What a change! Isn't it amazing how changing just a few things can update a 30-year old piece of home decor to fit into today's style.

Neat find, and even neater transformation. Way to go, Beth!

Hugs,
Pam