As I mentioned last week, we had around $10 to go thrifting, then send those treasures to another blogger for an awesome makeover. The time has come to reveal what I’ve done with the treasures that Jessica at Decor Adventures sent me!
Of the 4 items sent, the frame and the book called out to me. The task was to transform these thrifted items.
The frame was the simple transformation. From the moment I saw it, it said “tray” to me. What does a frame need to turn into a tray?
Feet (which are actually IKEA knobs) and a little spray paint, clearly.
I put some scrapbook paper in place of the photo. You could also easily put a fun fabric there or switch it out with your decor.
My pet project, though, was the book. I’m addicted to styling with books if you haven’t noticed. My first thought was to hollow it out and create a secret ‘safe,’ but that project, while useful would have been, well, safe. And let’s face it, plants are always more fun.
This was such a simple project but was more time consuming than I anticipated.
The most tedious part of this project was hollowing out the book.
page. by. page.
I cut a hole to fit the tupperware, then trimmed the tupperware to the height of the book.
Once cut, I glued the interior, put a piece of parchment paper between the pages and cover to prevent it all from getting glued together, then I clamped.
While waiting for the glue to dry, I made a big mess with succulents. Fingers crossed that if I ignore these, they’ll stay alive!
With the book dry, I put everything together and started swooning. Why didn’t I do this sooner??
There will be a week full of these awesome projects, today’s the first day, but you should head over and check out what these other lovely ladies are doing!