Swap It Like It’s Hot – Desk Decor


Today I am participating in fun thrift flip project that is right up myalley!! This fun party is called  Swap it Like It’s Hot, and that is just what it is. A group of bloggers get together and find random items at the thrift store which we swap. It’s up to the new owner to transform the thrift score however they choose!  The deal is we have no idea what we will be transforming until it arrives in the mail. If you are stopping over from I Am a Homemaker then you already know how the game works so welcome!

swapitlikesitshot-2Now let’s see what Jillian sent me…


A little wood taxidermy deer, a milk jug, a block desk calendar, and a brass jello mold.

Since the faux taxidermy was pretty cute as is and I wasn’t really sure what to do with the jello mold I decided to update the block calendar and milk jug to use on my desk.


It was really just a matter of a bit of spray paint… I threw in some gold to make it fancy!


and some black letter stickers for the text. I used a chalkboard sticker on the milk jug as a label.


Presto change-o I have a sleek new set to put on my desk for just a couple of bucks.


Now that you’ve seen my makeover it’s time to stop by and see what PMQ For Two did with what I sent to her.

You can also stop by every day this week to see what the other participants have been up. amazing-thrift-store-makeovers


Ciburbanity //Windgate Lane //Vin’yet Etc. //Casa Watkins Living //One Mile Home Style


Reinvented//ConfettiStyle//Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer//Addicted 2 DIY//Restoration Redoux//I Am a Homemaker//Maggie Overby Studios// PMQ For Two


Two Thirty-Five Designs // 58 Water Street // Create & Babble // Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza // Gourley Girl and Guy // The Charming


This is our Bliss // Southern State of Mind //Two Purple Couches // My Life From Home


Erin Spain // Copper Dot Interiors // Prim and Propah // Sweet Tea Refinishing// Eveys Creations // On Fern Avenue



  1. I absolutely love what you did with the bottle and calendar! I knew that calendar had potential and it looks absolutely amazing now!!!!

  2. your desk calendar looks awesome!!!

  3. As always, beautiful work! Although now I want to see what you’d do with that faux taxidermy and the jelly mold!

  4. Super fun… that calendar looks like you could buy it in a store! Gold is ALWAYS the right call. 🙂 Thanks for playing along! xx

  5. Maggie, I love how you updated your swap pieces. They are so chic and look like a million bucks. Great job.

  6. It’s amazing what a little creativity and spray paint can do. Great job!

  7. christykjames says:

    These pieces seriously look so chic now! XO

  8. bcmottl says:

    Love what you did! and the gold will be pretty year round!

  9. So great! I love the black, white, and gold – so pretty!!

  10. Gold is always a good decision! These are so cute, Maggie! Great job!

  11. Love the gold! Your new desk accessories look so chic!

  12. You ladies are amazing! Love the gold touches 🙂

  13. Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living says:

    Maggie these are soo cute! I love how you made them all cohesive. Beautiful transformation.

  14. OH my goodness I love it all… that calendar is sweet!

  15. You can’t go wrong with gold! Great job. Love what you did!


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