20 Thrifted Makeover: Wooden Fruit #swapitlikeitshot

In my best Heidi from Tool Time voice “Do you know what time it is?!”

Well it’s not really tool time, as this DIY is more of a paint project, rather it’s time for my favorite blog hop challenge- #swapitlikeitshot.
Swap It Like It’s Hot – Thrifted Makeovers
Swap It Like It’s Hot is a week-long blog hop coordinated by Charlotte from Ciburbanity where 40+ bloggers shop, send, and swap secret thrift finds and then give them a good ‘ol fashion makeover. This is the fourth edition and my second round (check here for my post last round).

You’re here on Day 2, so be sure to also check out yesterday’s transformations (at the bottom of the post) and stop back for makeovers throughout the week and #swapitlikeitshot on Instagram!

If you’re stopping by from I Am A Home Maker (or anywhere else!), howdy! If you haven’t checked out what Jillian made, get over there already!

Now let's check out the humongous set of goodies Jillian sent me:

Swap It Like It’s Hot – Thrifted Makeovers – The Surprises

This time, the wooden fruit really screamed my name. I’m sure that the rest of the items will find their way to my craft boxes for future projects and that cute little Asian dish will be put to good use in my kitchen. The little chalkboard sign will definitely make it to one of my mini-finger-food dinner parties.

I've been infatuated with this pin, which uses wooden Easter eggs, since laying eyes on it last April. They’re black and white and have fun patterns. Perfect inspiration.

And this is what I came up with:

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In all honesty, I’m not entirely sure this project is worthy of a tutorial. It basically went as such:

Step 1 Paint
Step 2 Decorate with sharpies and vinyl (the square apple)
Step 3 Let dry
Step 4 Seal (I used a couple layers of modpodge)
Step 5 Toss them in a thrifted wooden bowl (I told ya the set would come in handy!)

Easy peasy. Except all those little squares. They were kind of painful. Thank goodness for tweezers and Spotify.

My original thought was to make the grapes either polka dots or a bullseye style, but decided to leave them au naturel to give a slight nod to the wood spots on two fruit tops.

I’m pumped to see what Bee from Wind Gate Lane concocted with the funky (think: mini-doors, angel box, cork board + more) things I sent. You can check out her creations here, I know you’ll adore it! Here's a peek:


20 comments:

  1. I love what you did with the fruit! It went from 70s to trendy. xo

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    1. Thanks so much Jillian! They were a bit 70's!!

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  2. i love what you did with the wooden fruit! looks so great!

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  3. So fun, Trisha! Those squares on the apple must have taken forever to get them so perfect!

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    1. Thank you Christy! Yes it was mighty tedious, but worth it in the end!

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  4. Oh my gosh, these are so stinking cute! You are the black and white queen - I just love the makeover you gave these!!!

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    1. Goodness, I guess last #swapitlikeitshot I had B&W on the brain too haha! Thanks Brynne!

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  5. Awesome! Love the modern but also love that you kept some wood on there too!

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    1. It's been a big goal of mine to let a little natural wood shine through. Your transformations this year are sooooo soo good!

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  6. Oh my gorgeous, I love the graphic look! What a cool way to modernize some old stuff! :)

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  7. IT'S THE SAME EXACT FRUIT! Wow that stuff is everywhere huh? I've never even seen it at the thrift store! And darn it I didn't get the grapes :-( Very creative with the black and white, it works perfectly! Glad to be on the swap with you.

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    1. I've noticed them in my area, always glazed over them. Glad this challenge has us thinking outside the box! Sure you may be jealous of those grapes but you had more variety!

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  8. You did a great job with the fruit! Love it!!

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  9. so so so cute! Love how fun and graphic the fruit is now! Yay!

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  10. Love the modern new look of the wood fruit!! :)
    Nancy

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  11. Super cute! Love the black and white. Very fitting! :)

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  12. You got so many good items! Love the black and white treatment you gave to the fruit - the results are super cool!

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  13. I love your style I can almost immediately tell a project you've done without even seeing your name. Great transformation

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