Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pre-DIY Thrifty Finds & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #79

As I said in last week's Vintage Bliss Tuesdays post, I found a few treasures at Value Village recently to overhaul for my April #12monthsofdiy project. I thought I'd share a "before" shot of my thrifted goodies today in the hopes you'll head on back here tomorrow to see how I have made them over.

My husband and I really like the lamp and it was actually fine just the way we found it. But we decided to give it an extra-special, Pottery Barn-style makeover. Can you guess what we did to it? And then there's the somewhat unattractive wooden bookends and heavy bronze-look owl. No worries, we turned them into something quite lovely (if I do say so myself).

See you tomorrow for the post-diy reveal! And don't forget to share any of your thrifted finds-turned-diys (old or new) on Instagram using the hashtags #12monthsofdiy and #AprilThrifting. At the end of the month, I and the 11 other bloggers participating will share our fave thrifty diy on Instagram.

Happy thrifting friends!

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  1. Thanks Joann for hosting today. Appreciated.

  2. Joann, I look forward to the makeovers. Thank you for hosting!

    xo Dianne

    1. Thanks Dianne! I hope you like what we've done. :)

  3. Can't wait to see the transformation!

    1. Thank you! I'm kind of excited about it. ;)

  4. Love the lamp. I can't wait to see what you do with the owl and bookends. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.