Sunday, August 9, 2009

15 Minutes Makeovers for Metamorphosis Monday!

GIVEAWAY ALERT: SEE MESSAGE AT END OF POST!

I love participating in Susan's Metamorphosis Monday Blog Party even though my transformations are very basic compared to some of the other inspirational posts. Head over to Susan's Party by clicking on the photo below after you read about my transformations.



I ventured out on Friday to several garage sales and here is a sampling of some of the treasures that now reside at our home. If you want read more about these finds, be sure and click over to my recent post for Thrifty Treasures.


Here is what happens when you use a little spray paint, in green for me--my favorite color.


I also brought home a few pieces of vintage(?) jewelry that needed a little transforming as well.
This necklace was intriguing, but with every movement it tangles up immediately! See all those metal "swirls"? They add lots of flair, but lead to the nightmare of tangles.


I decided it would be a great source for a few sets of earrings.


These earrings below were not something I would wear, but I knew the moment I saw them that they needed to become a "Book Thong: The Sexy Bookmark". To learn how to make the book thong, just check out my tutorial.


I have so much fun giving these as little gifts to friends!


And these Hibiscus earrings, at about 3" long, were too cute to leave behind.


I just removed the earwires (which I recycled to use on the necklace to earring project above), added little magnets to the back, and now they are the cutest set of magnets!




Quick Note about a Giveaway: Interested in possibly winning your choice of one of my collars??? Visit the Unique Women In Business Blog and read all about the Giveaway.
Thanks for stopping by and I would love it if you have the time to leave a comment.

18 comments:

Darlene said...

You found a bunch of cute goodies! I LOVE your book thongs. How CUTE and creative!

ellen b said...

Oh girl! You really found some great items and your redos are marvelous!! I'm very impressed with your creativity!

Kristina said...

I entered in your giveaway! I love how you remake your vintage items!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very nice finds and redos. Really like the pieces you painted. Did you prime or do anything to the pieces prior to painting them? You really got a lot of mileage out of the necklace making that many pairs of earrings. I started going thru my jewelry making stash today sorting out, etc.

Martha said...

What clever uses of everything. Your redos are terrific!

Britt said...

Oooh, Suzanne - I love those earrings! And that bookmark is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I love the earrings! Whenever I'm having a bad day I buy earrings. I must 3-400 pairs of earrings...LOL! I wear them so it's not that they're wasting space. But really 3-400 pairs!

Jen said...

Thanks for the blog comment earlier! I actually used to live in Abilene, TX myself! Went to Bonham Elementary and Lincoln Middle school until 1991 when we moved to KS. Your Sexy Book Thongs are so awesome! Love what you did with the crazy swirl necklace! Keep on blogging!

Embellished Bayou said...

What a great bunch of makeovers! I especially love all the earrings you made and those magnets, too cute!!

Shelia said...

Love your cute little makeovers!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cheri Peoples said...

I hope you will come by for my party today.

Sorry-I've been out of commission -- terribly sick for over a week-- but do you want to know how I cut my grocery bill in half? go to Cut your grocery bills now plus I have a give a way and a new Mr Linky party starting tomorrow but Mr Linky will be up by 8 p.m. tonight.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

pk said...

What a creative idea for the necklace! I would have never thought of making earrings/bookmarks out of it.

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

LOVE the sexy book marks!! Aren't you so fun & clever???? Thanks for stopping by The Devine Home and for leaving a commnent. It's nice to know that all the time we spend on our blogs brings a smile to someone's face ;o)

Be sure to stop back by to see my kitchen transformation. Have a fabulous week!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Wonderful finds. Love the yellow color!!

Barb

Joy said...

Great finds! Love the bathroom set you found.

Jenny said...

those are awesome. I'm not a jewelery kinda gal but I'd wear some of those.

FAshionTouch said...

Oh, I love garage sales, so many treasuries!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What clever uses for the jewelry! The book thong idea is so fun, and I am loving those magnets! laurie