I picked up this gumball machine a few years ago at the thrift store and I’ve always loved it. But I only display it at Christmas because it’s a *bright*red and… that doesn’t match anything in my house. Thankfully… giving this guy a makeover couldn’t have been easier using Plutonium Spray Paint.
I LOVE this makeover. Not as much as I love Dawson Leery, but it was super easy and makes SUCH a difference so yeah… I love it a lot. I picked up a handful of statues from thrift stores and Facebook marketplace… anywhere I could find them for under $10. Here’s my secret weapon: Plutonium Spray Paint.
A few weeks ago, I joined forces and set up a table (or 4) at a neighborhood tag sale. I had the best of intentions to be organized and set up lovely vignettes and take the tag sale by storm. Spoiler alert: I didn’t come close to doing either of those things, but I made a TON! Like more than $1000 so I figured you might want to hear what I DID do right!
You know how sometimes people say imitation is the best form of flattery? Well… I don’t know if I buy that, but consider this post flattery to the MAX! I saw this image somewhere sometime and it instantly burned into my brain. It’s from the incredibly talented Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess. Knowing her, she spend months and months and months curating and collecting. I started looking at the flea market one weekend and immediately felt discouraged and impatient. So… I reached out to my friends at DecoArt, they sent me some of their glass stain and I made my own!
Once a month I circle the wagons and join forces with kindred spirits… lovers of the hunt… my thrifty style team! As you know… you don’t have to look very far over here to put your finger on something thrifted… I love the idea of giving an object new life. Also… I’m cheap. (See ALL my flea market scores here.) Today I’m sharing a project I actually did YEARS ago for the blog, but my pictures suck and I wanted a chance at redemption.