Last month, Rust-Oleum challenged me to take $10 to the thrift store and find an item to makeover into something new. Five other bloggers received the same challenge, and all our projects are being uploaded to Rust-Oleum’s Creator’s Studio today so people can vote on them. AND the winning project will be shipped off to one of the voters. I thought that was a great twist on their part and it made us execute the project at a higher level knowing it could get mailed off and wasn’t just for us. That kind of challenge was right up my alley!
Here’s what I came home with:
Yep, I uploaded the right picture. Of all the furniture and other easier to update items, I came home with a random tart pan and some old 45’s. What can I say, I love a challenge!
I wanted to do a total repurpose of something old into something new, so I decided to turn my seemingly random items into a retro-chic clock. I’ve never made a clock before, but I can say now that this won’t be the last. The parts are surprisingly affordable and not as intimidating as I expected when we followed the simple directions on the package.
A little paint and some clock parts from Hobby Lobby was all it took to totally transform the seemingly random items into a unique clock!
She does this by sharing easy home organization tips, home decor tutorials, and creative ideas to help readers think outside the box, no matter their budget.
Her work has been featured in print in Better Homes & Gardens and Room to Create Magazine, and online by HGTV, House Beautiful, Buzzfeed, & more.
In 2018 & 2019, Melissa was named as a Style Maker by Better Homes & Gardens. In 2019, Polished Habitat was shortlisted for the Amara Blog Awards Best Interior Styling Blog - International.
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