Saturday, March 12, 2011

Flea Market Finds - upcycling of an oldie but a goodie *choo choo*

About 6 months ago, I found a Thomas train mirror in the Op Shop.  It was $5.  I bought it.  Put it away to save until my nephew's birthday - which is this month.

It was in desperate need of a new paint job - and to remove the hand print of it's previous owner... 

I started it's transformation earlier this week.  I had a little paint each evening after work, and have finished it today.  Sorry i forgot to take a picture before I started painting it.  I thought of it a few paint strokes in.  Here's it's transformation..

Not bad I say.

Pop over here for more finds. 

Christy

7 comments:

Tammi said...

Fantastic job Christy...it looks as good as new :)

Christine M said...

Looks great Christy. I'm sure your nephew is going to love it!

Lea said...

Wow Christy you did a GREAT job! I'm sure it will be well received.

Megan said...

it looks fantastic- what a neat gift :)

Thea said...

Love upcycling. Well done!

karlyn Jackson said...

Wow! what a great colour blue, looks great!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

That looks amazing ... what little boy wouldn't love it.
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