I’ve got something fun for you today!!!
Today is the second time I’m joining in on the Swap It Like It’s Hot Tour!
This is where a bunch of my blogging buddies and I go armed with $10 to the thrift store of our choice, and we each buy some goodies to send to a friend, so that they can transform them into something fabulous!
I received my items from my lovely talented friend Christy from Confessions of a Serial-DIYer.
Here is what I received: Some straight-out-of-the-70’s coasters (each the size of my head), and a dated metal planter.
I must admit, I was thinking that I was stumped on those coasters. I was pretty sure I must have made Christy mad in order for her to have sent me these bad boys.
I laid in bed every night for a solid week trying to come up with something amazing. While at my own birthday party, I even threatened the guests that they would get no cake until they came up with a suggestion on what to make with these freaking coasters.
Let’s just say a working robot, or a wooden toy train set was beyond my skillset.
So the other day, while I was looking over my Fall decorations, I wanted something new for my front door that had some pretty Fall colors in it.
That’s when inspiration struck.
I started by spray painting the coasters with black chalkboard paint. Once that was dry, I painted 4 of the coasters in red, orange, green and yellow chalkpaint.
I then hot-glued all of the coasters onto some ribbon that I picked-up at Michaels.
I then wanted to write the letters F-A-L-L into the round chalkboard circles. You know how most girls are just born with that pretty girly handwriting? Well I wasn’t … I have the handwriting of a serial killer. That meant I had to beg my sister-in-law to use her pretty handwriting and do it for me.
For my second item, the planter, I decided to go with another fall project.
First, I spray painted it with Rustoleum’s Primer in white.
I then stenciled on a fleur de lis on both sides.
Next I cut out a square out of a sheet of moss. I then glued on a faux pumpkin for a pop of color.
Make sure you head over to Always Never Done and see what Amy did with the items I sent her!
Tune in all week to see the crazy items this talented group of bloggers has been making over! Search the hashtag #swapitlikeitshot on social media to follow along with all the fun or check out our Pinterest Board.
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Always Never Done
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You did it!! I had no idea the coasters would be so hard…sorry! But they turned out fabulous! Love the planter too. Well played, my friend!
Such a great idea! I don’t think I would have ever come up with such a creative use for those coasters, but they are just perfect as a banner!
So cute!! Love that little bucket!
Kimm at Reinvented says
Fantastic! I love what you did with the coasters, and had to LOL at the “handwriting of a serial killer” comment. 😉
Trisha D. @Black and White Obsession says
Handwriting of a serial killer, you made me giggle!! Good thing you have a handwriting guru in your back pocket!
Great transformations, that fleur de lis stole my black and white heart!!
I never would have thought to do that! Fantastic idea.
Thanks Jillian! I love seeing everyone’s creativity in this tour!
Marie from The Interior Frugalista says
You guys on this challenge (which is so much fun to follow) amaze me. I was just at Christy’s blog and saw what she had sent you. I thought, what on earth could she possibly do with those. You girl are VERY clever! It’s like those coasters were begging to become that fabulous Fall hanger!
Thanks Marie! Those coasters really stumped me!
Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza says
Love, love the fall door decoration!! Great transformation!
Thanks my friend! Have a great week!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Those are some big coasters! They turned out great for your door. I love it!!!! Love the French look your gave to the container, too!
Charlotte @ Ciburbanity says
Genius! Love that you turned those dated coasters into a fun sign! The planter is great too, but I never would have thought of the coasters. Can’t wait to see what Amy does with that gorgeous blue fabric you sent her!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Just perfect Shanna!!!
Emily @ Two Purple Couches says
These are so clever! I especially love your FALL door hanger!
Thanks Emily! I love seeing everyone’s creativity in this tour!
Erin Spain says
Wow! Those coasters would’ve stumped me too, but you pulled it off! Great job!
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
70’s coaster to fall decor how genius. Love the way your mind thinks! Great job.
1. Your Overton Bentwood luncheon trays are from the 1950’s not 1970’s.
2. They were classic mid century modern in design & constructed mostly of maple.
3. Shame you didn’t just refinish them and use them with fancy paper plates eating a la carte, or used them as chargers for china in your Thanksgiving table.
4. It was a timeless classic design