Thursday, March 19, 2009

Goodwill Re-do for $2.00 and a Little Birdie....

Little Birdie~ I purchased these cute little birdies at Hobby Lobby on sale for $1.50! Great Price! But I just didn't like the color~ No problem for me~ Just change it!

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink and a cotton pad for the base. A little brown ink from an ink pad using a make up wedge to high light some edges and a charcoal pencil for fine details. To finish a coat of spray varnish! YEAH ~ A new little birdie to fly and perch onto one of my projects. Finished Birdie
Birdie birdie before my handiwork.....

Cheese Tray from Goodwill for $1.19! Great Buy!!!!
Apply Scrapbook Paper.......
Sand Edges of Tray and Paint Easter Eggs.....
To make speckles on Eggs, Use Toothbrush with brown paint and flick....To finish eggs I sprayed with Spray Varnish.
For me to get the paint finish that I wanted, I painted the tray four different colors of my choice and then sanded the tray. This made the tray look old and used. I then hit the edges with an ink pad to give it more of an antique look. To finish, I gave it a coat of Satin Varnish.
Bottom of Tray....
Tray with nest and eggs!!
Oh So Sweet!
My finished Goodwill Project!
How about this for about a $2.00 project??
I think Birdie wants to sit by it!

24 comments:

Kris said...

Oh' I just love the redo. How sweet are those eggs. Thanks for sharing with us the process and the wonderful transformation.

Have a happy day

Kris

Tiedupmemories said...

Look at you go....I love your finds and your transformations!Such a clever gal!Thanks for the tips!
Tracy

Mary said...

Yvette, you did a great job on the tray, looked so much better after your touches!! I love nests, I have several around my house. I have one I found on the ground by the horse farm down the street from me - it has horse hair in it!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That looks great!!! I always see those cheese trays at the Goodwill!

Nancy said...

That's a fantastic redo! Those eggs are so sweet!

Twice as Nice said...

Great transformation and for little $$. Love it.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

How clever! I'm glad I've discovered your blog. We have a lot of the same interests! I've also just signed up to follow your blog and saw that you are following mine also. I just started this blogging thing this week so I'm learning!

RR Mama said...

I love it! Your find is terrific! I really like the eggs, so sweet.

Mrs. G said...

Wow, you really added a personal touch to some thrifty items and made them so cute. I love both projects.
Thanks for coming by my blog. It is very nice to meet you.
Hugs,
sue

Lynns Lovelies said...

Girl~~you are SO smart and very talented too! LOVE the before and after...thanks so much for sharing that with us!

Aren't you just loving this BEAUTIFUL Georgia day???

Hugs to you sweet Yvette!
Lynn

Cottage Contessa said...

I love a brilliant thrift store make over post, and yours is fabulous! Wishing you a very lovely day Yvette.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Angie said...

What a great transformation! I'm going to have to do some speckled eggs like that.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Now isn't that the cutest thing! =)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Doesn't everything look more special when placed under glass? Your nest is delightful!

Lynn said...

Yvette this is beautiful, I have been doing a lot with birds nests lately too but I love this old cheese server you used. I actually think I had one when we first got married almost 29 years ago, no idea where it ended up. Love it!

A Vintage Hag said...

just dawned on my... why do you like "The Charm House" Blog so much... you are like a reference book. With never ending projects that are cost effective and super cute. love what you did to both~!
i'll be peaking in for more ideas - keep them coming...

~one vintage hag

Brenda said...

I just love your redo. I love the hunt and making something from nothing. Great job.

maryboys said...

aaaacckkkk! this is just gorgeous - and i am regretting the fact that i didn't buy the exact same one last week-end for $1.99! i am definitely going back to see if it's still there:) thanks for the inspiration...

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I adore this project. I'm hung up on dome covers and birdsnest, just one of many things I collect. Thanks for joining Project Friday, this is only my fourth Friday but I know it will become a success and have so much fun. I'm honored your participating. Hugs, Rosemarie

Our Back Porch said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I LOVE those precious little eggs!! Come by when you can for my project.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

April said...

lovely transformation, and the process of aging turned out beautifully.
April

Lady Katherine said...

This was great! How wonderful the cheese dish came out! Who knew one could be so lovely! It has a beautiful nest!

Katherinellen said...

yvette,
Oh how sweet and cute....You did a wonderful job of creative gifts for only $2. WOW! I'm late visitng...better late than never. Wanted to thanks you for the prayers...Kandi is doing better. Continue to keep her in your prayers. Thanks for your sweet comments and stopping by. Love Love your blog...Lovely! You have a wonderful week...katherinellen

Patti Cakes said...

This is too cute. I love it!!

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