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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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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 themΒ  all πŸ™‚

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

VERY FUN!

– Jessica

 

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Thrift baby, thrift

Just in case anyone didn’t read the title right, it’s meant to be sung like the Tootsie Roll song πŸ˜‰

I had a GREAT thrift day today! I’ve been following a few new bloggers that have insanely good thrift skills so I’ve been really inspired lately.

First up…new Christmas ornament. My Christmas decor is very “woodsy” and warm, lots of forrest greens, deep reds, holly berries and golds.

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Also, a little light up tree wrapped in burlap (also a staple in my Christmas decor)

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Cute, right?
Next up, a new (to me) board game! We try to keep a well stocked game closet, however we didn’t have Clue! I love buying board games at thrift stores because you can find the versions you grew up on. Don’t get me started on how bad they effed up the characters on the new Candy Land box. It’s just, not right! I know this isn’t technically the original Clue box, BUT it’s the one I remember. So, therefore right in my world πŸ™‚

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Now for the fun stuff! Jessica Simpson coat for Fall/Winter. Yay!

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And….*drum roll* barely worn Sam Edelman sandals! $2.50! WOOT!

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Grand total: $15 πŸ™‚

Thrift baby, thrift!!! Haha

Anyone else have any incredible finds lately?

– xoxo, Jessica