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A Very Thrify Christmas Swap: Reveal

I participated in a fun little bloggy adventure this Christmas. It was hosted by Lara’s Vintage and it was really fun!

Here were the rules:

1) Thrift a gift for a Blog partner (chosen by Lara)

2) Spend no more than $25 including shipping

3) Send it by the 17th

I was partnered with Megan from Simple Mum 🙂 who, based in the short description I received from Lara, was looking for things for her kitchen. Well, I went thrifting and found this beast for $2…

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Functional…but worn down to the bone. The chalkboard was just…done for…the corking destroyed, but in general it was sturdy and would be perfect in a kitchen, so I thought, why not make this thing my bitch and DIY it into perfection.

Step 1) Chalkboard paint
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Step 2) Paint the edges

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Step 3) Re-cork…I forgot to take a picture of that nightmare haha SO HARD to cut to the right size, but I did it….here’s the final product

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I think it ended up pretty cute, I went back and forth on if I should paint all the wood white, but I liked it with just the edges. Megan can always add more white, distress it, whatever if she wants 🙂 Since I was still under the $25 mark (I had to buy cork which is pretty cheap, already had the white paint and chalkboard paint), I found a pretty cute Chicken picture kitchen-y thing at a different thrift store and an old cookbook to throw in for good measure! Of course I forgot to take a picture of those things, but whatever….

NOW IT’S TIME TO REVEAL WHAT I GOT!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

In my description I described my Christmas decor…that’s about it. I went into this for fun, so I wasn’t expecting anything over the top, but Megan delivered in a BIG way

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See? Look at that big old box! I was literally like a kid on Christmas just because of the big box haha

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She found me THE CUTEST Christmas countdown Santa! Even added in some berries which totally goes with my decor.

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At first, I didn’t see that all the numbers were in the box and was excited anyways…then I FOUND ALL THE NUMBERS tucked under a corner of the box and was even more blown away! Also, Megan threw in a few of her homemade spices in cute little chalkboard jars (great minds think alike haha)

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They look amazing! Can’t wait to try them  all 🙂

Thank you Megan for the awesome loot and thank you Lara for hosting this amazing little swap.

VERY FUN!

– Jessica

 

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