Adorable old fashioned step stool. It used to be a weird beige color. A few coats of cherry red spray paint give it a new life in my retro home.
Yep, someone threw this out on the very day we moved in, and happened to have a truck on hand to pick it up. It used to be very dark brown, doors falling off of hinges. My awesome son helped me sand and stain it to a color that matched the rest of our furniture. He also fixed the hinges. We had to use a very white wood stain called "Limed Oak" before two coats of "Honey Maple".
This sweet magnetic chalkboard was once and old baking pan. 3 coats of chalkboard paint and voila! More cute decor for my retro kitchen.
Last for this post, I was shopping for a card for a friend (yes, I usually make them, but my craft room was in boxes) and I bought myself this card. Went to thrift store same day and found adorable red frame, added gingham ribbon and glued a pearl brad to the top of a flathead nail.
This says it all...