Swap It Like It’s Hot

My friend Charlotte at Ciburbanity is hosting a fun challenge this week, Swap It Like Its Hot!

Each of us sent some thrifted items to another blogger to be made over. For this challenge I was given these thrifted items from Karen at A Year of Serendipity:



Pretty tricky, huh?

I was originally thinking of making something with the wooden circle piece, but my 3 year old thought it was the coolest “wheel” ever and hid it somewhere.  So we’ll get to that piece eventually. Instead, I used the faux leather pieces to make this sweet banner:


Love one another.

Show them love even if they’re throwing a temper tantrum or not listening. Be mindful of your actions online and in real life. Smile at strangers and be kind to those you meet. All good things I should need to be doing. :)


I have this little banner near the front door and it’s a great reminder as we head out the door.

I used my Cricut to cut vinyl letters and attached them to the banner. I cut a wooden dowel to size, went over it with some teak oil, hot glued the banner to the dowel, and hung the banner with some twine.


Be sure to check out the next gal on the stop, my friend Caitlin at Desert Domicle! Here’s what I sent her:

Dun, dun, DUN!

Tune in all week to see the crazy items this talented group of bloggers has been making over! Search the hashtag #swapitlikeitshot on social media to follow along with all the fun or check out our Pinterest Board.


MONDAY #swap

That’s My Letter// DIY On the Cheap // Run To Radiance // The Gathered Home

 Two Thirty Five Designs // Chaotically Creative // Decor Adventures

Homemade By Carmonaa



Thoughts From Alice // Reinvented // Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer

Restoration Redoux // Always Never Done // I Am a Homemaker

Black and White Obsession // Windgate Lane


Wednesday #Swap

Town and Country Living // brepurposed // The Charming Farmer //58 Water Street

Designer Trapped In A Lawyer’s Body // Year of Serendipity

White House Black Shutters // Desert Domicile



Two Purple Couches // Like A Saturday // Finding Silver Pennies

Artsy Chicks Rule //   Something to Be Found // Shades of Blue Interiors

Simple Designing // Our Southern Home


FRIDAY #swap

Evey’s Creations // Dragonfly and Lilypads // Weekend Craft // Ciburbanity

A Designer At Home // Polished Habitat // Blue i Style

Addicted 2 DIY


  1. says

    Love your banner. I’ve been wanting to make one of my own because they are so versatile and I can make one for every season, but I also could put something crazy on there and just keep it up all year!

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