All that Glitters Isn’t Gold – Thrift Shop Makeovers

Like those gals that travel thousands of miles to the Today show, hoping against all hope that Hoda and Kathie Lee will pluck them from the crowd for a much needed and well deserved makeover, my glitzy, gaudy, gold headboard needs an intervention.

I’ll take this thrift shop girl from the 70’s, in all her feathered hair, knee high socks in roller skates with pom poms, to a glamour puss fit to walk the catwalk in Milan.


She’ll live happily ever after in her very own room with it’s loft like exposed brick and she’ll welcome guests who come to visit.

They’ll ooh and ahh her and she’ll blush and remember her disco dancing days and wonder how she got so lucky.


Then she’ll welcome the other misfits who reside in the room with her.

She’ll ride off into the sunset on her handsome steed, after his own spray painted makeover.


She may even fall madly in love with this dashing bull fighter and they’ll reminisce about the days when paint by numbers were all the rage.


So I’ll be working my magic like Louis Licari and when I get through with them, they will turn towards that full length mirror and cry in astonishment.


This room is still getting beautified – but you can check out my house tour here where all the rooms are ready for their close up.


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  1. OMG that headboard is AWESOME!! l.o.v.e.
    xo Heidi

  2. The headboard is beautfiul but I must say, the PBN Bull Fighter REALLY caught my attention. I am a huge collector of those – especially if someone signed them – and I have never seen that particular one. It’s a beautiful addition to your room.

  3. I can hardly wait to see what you do with that headboard!!
    My local thrift shop has the same headboard and matching foot board…they’ve been there for a while now and every time I walk past them I tell myself to stop being so cheap and fork over the $15 !

  4. I love the headboard, mirror and lamp. Not sure about bull fighters. LOL!

  5. Can’t wait to see the transformation.

  6. Love your thrift store finds!! That headboard will be gorgeous when you are done with it! Can’t wait to see. Have a great week.

  7. So much fun to take a Thrift Store find and make it look beautiful and much loved … you do such a great job with that and your stories are so much fun to read. Most of all, I love the architectural piece used as a mirror.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  8. Oh yes … your header looks great. Wish I knew how to edit pictures and remove the background.
    Happy 2013
    Audrey Z.

  9. I can’t wait to see this project finished, great headboard.


  10. What a fun post. I love the headboard. Can’t wait to see the whole room. And especially can’t wait to see how the lamp turns out. I want one!
    Have a good.

  11. I’m anxiously awaiting the makeover!

  12. Glad she got her roller skate on :) Can’t wait to see the finished makeover….and that exposed brick? Seriously?

    :) me

  13. That headboard is awesome! I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  14. what a fun headboard! Great find!

  15. Ok I need to come shopping with you!! Such great finds, I never have that kind of luck…maybe because I’m usually dragging 2 crabby kids with me :) Can’t wait to see how they turn out.

  16. What a fun post. You have inspired me to write more creatively in my posts. Thanks for todays inspiration.

  17. you had me…. i was captivated, lost in the romance, until the bullfighter showed up. i feel like she needs someone better than that. 😉

  18. Not only are you a talented shopper and “remake” artist {can’t wait to see all the glam afters} but you can gild your prose and style a post storyline like a pro :) You’re just so fun! Robin

  19. Hilarious! Can’t wait to see thrift shop girl after her makeover!!

  20. That sounds like bull.

    The Blissful Matador

  21. I can’t wait to see what you do with her…I need some new treasures to paint and that lovely horse lamp, pretty please!

  22. Love it all. Ooo, especially that mirror. I am solid gold kind of gal myself. I used to dream of being one of the dancers. I am sure your disco diva headboard will look oh so chic in that room when you are finished with her makeover. Tip, you may want to discourage the sparkly blue eye liner. In case she asks for it. That is not making a come back.

  23. Oh my word! Love the head board…my daughter was recently the recipient (she and her hubby) of a very ’70’s headboard– not gold, but some awful simulated wood YUCK… I think it has great potential in the right hands and the right hands can get themselves around the cap of a good can of spray paint… but, I’ve gotten off track here.
    I’ve been away over a week…and after reading this post and clicking away and coming back, I’ve decided what I really want to talk about, and am getting around to telling you in my oh so long winded way, is the POM POMS! (unlike Arlo Guthrie…who came to talk about the draft…)
    Oh my sweet pink goodness! those are too cute! And world peace they SHOULD BRING!!!!
    I was thinking…while I love color…these little POM POMS would look so interesting in golden grass type of color too! Perhaps Crayola ® would call it Amber Waves of Grain….?

    The ideas are endless…and the mind doesn’t rest!
    Did I tell you Happy new year friend? I don’t think I made it this way… so with that,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! LOVE READING ECLECTICALLY VINTAGE! here’s to another year of fantastic fun and good reading… your humble bloggy friend, Pat

  24. Oh that headboard will be crying tears of joy after she see herself in the mirror when you work your “makeover magic”….Clinton and Stacy would be proud I am sure!!

  25. Can’t wait to see what you do to her!

  26. Can’t wait to see the finished room! I know it will be awesome! Hugs, Leena

  27. That headboard and mirror are so fantastic!!!! LOVE!

  28. I love thrift finds! I just went thrifting yesterday and blogged about my finds today. It was a good haul!

  29. An epic junk drama! Epic mirror for sure. You found it all where? Be still my heart!

  30. I see awesome stuff! I love it all and you can send any of it to me :)

  31. Every piece is divine but none more than that bullfighter! I used to find pbn art all over and now it must have all gone to lovely homes like yours. You sure did Wow me this Wow Us Wednesday.

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