Tranformation Tuesday: Making Over Monday’s Junk {Wall Planner, High Chair, & a Duck}

Welcome to Transformation Tuesday, a place where Monday’s junk is transformed into glammed up treasures.  Today, we have a really random makeover session with no rhyme or reason.  As I’ve said before, I work on what I want, when I want when the mood strikes.  This week, it just happened to be odd things.Transformation Tuesday series on ohmygluestick.com

Wall Planner:

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Recently, I found these two cabinet doors and fell in love immediately.  I knew their purpose would be that of organization and to help me keep a pretty wall calendar of the kids’ many, many activities.  I kept a board for myself and sold the other.

Cabinet door to chalkboard wall organizer on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

 

Cabinet door to chalkboard wall organizer on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

 

Cabinet door to chalkboard wall organizer on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

Cabinet door to chalkboard wall organizer on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

 

Cabinet door to chalkboard wall organizer on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

I’m especially in love with this decorative vintage pull back I found in Roundtop this past Spring.  So lovely.

Cabinet door to chalkboard wall organizer on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My GluestickThe Duck:

Mallard duck makeover on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My GluestickI found this poor mallard duck, rather one similar to this as I can not find a picture anywhere.  It’s by the same artist and colored exactly the same, so it’s a replica.  However, this is not my style by any means and I just felt the poor duck could use a facelift.  I used chalk paint and dark wax to give it a little dimension and to calm down the colors making it look a little more of a stone than painted ceramic duck.

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Duck to decor on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

Duck to decor on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

Vintage Highchair:

Vintage whitewashed highchair on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My GluestickI love this highchair.  Like loooove it.  I have been searching for a vintage old wooden highchair to refurb, but just haven’t come across one yet.  Then, about a week before Halloween I was “booed” and score this absolutely gorgeous chair from some very awesomely sweet person who clearly knows the way to my heart.

I went around and around with what I wanted it to look like, but because it was very old and weathered, I ultimately decided to play up those features and give it a nice white wash to lighten, brighten, and highlight the pretty dark wood underneath.

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Vintage whitewashed highchair on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

Vintage whitewashed highchair on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

Vintage whitewashed highchair on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

Vintage whitewashed highchair on ohmygluestick.com Facebook:  Oh My Gluestick

 

Everything I’ve painted here has been done with my own homemade chalk paint by using the latex paints I have on hand and mixing them based on the recipe below. I have gobs of paint, but when I need something new, I always shop the “oops” section at Lowes. You can’t beat a $5 can of paint, I always say.

Easy Chalk Paint Recipe:

2 cups latex paint

6 TBSP Plaster of Paris

3 TBSP water

Mix water and Plaster first until smooth. Mix in paint until smooth. Store leftovers in airtight container for up to a week. (I’ve started keeping it stored in mason jars which keeps for quite a long time. Just shake now and again).

That wraps up this installment of Transformation Tuesday. As you can see, I try to keep as much as I part with. Such is the life of a junker like me.

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Stay tuned for my next segment of Transformation Tuesday.

For more junkin’ pleasure, check out my Junky Monday Roundup posts to keep tabs on what I score from week to week. Until next time.

XO,
Tommie

 

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