Over the weekend in the warm sunshine I was finally able to work on a $4.99 night table that I purchased at the Goodwill a couple months ago.
I’ve been slowly practicing redoing anything wood or laminate. I want to makeover a hope chest I gave to mom years ago and it came back to me when she passed. I also have my eye on a dresser my hubby has had since childhood that’s in our closet. My updates are simple, like this chair or this three-drawer side table . This really is meant to be a night stand but I’m not sure if that’s how I will use it. If I’m true to my mantra, it will travel around the house for a while until I find the perfect spot.
I cleaned the wood up with a bit of simple green, sanded a bit, then primed it with a couple of coats of oil based primer. The inside and the drawer accents is Rustoleum slate blue satin and the outside is gloss white the same brand. I used the same hardware and just zapped it with some gold spray.
Right now this cute piece is against the wall in a corner of my dining room until I make a decision to where it goes. I’m sure that will mean a domino effect of movement for othr furniture in my house. Does that ever happen with you? Here’s a bunch of pics.
I found this beautiful box on a trip to TJ Max recently and the star fish I found at the beach and spray painted using a metallic silver. I found the gallery vase at Goodwill for $3.99. The white bowl I purchased from Hobby Lobby and the plate from Home Goods.
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I’m pleased as punch to be sharing with you today one of my most favorite DIYs I’ve done thus far. It’s just been the last six months or so that I’ve started to redo thrift store items; wood trays, a chair, bathroom make-up dresser.
Let me say it again. This is my fav!
I picked this cherry wood frame up for $3.99 at the Goowill awhile back. It was pretty awful so I sanded it some, filled in the holes with wood filler, sanded again, primed with Zinnser oil based primer and then spray painted it a glossy white by Rustoleum. I also put a sealer on it just to protect it. This entire process took me about a week because I just had a small amount of time everyday to work on it.
I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it once it was done so it sat for a couple of days. I thought about styling it with multiple multiple pictures and ruled that out, too messy for me. Then I was headed in the direction of blowing up one of my flower pictures to poster size when I remembered the world atlas I had . I picked up a 1967 book of maps at the Goodwill not too long ago. I used a scalpel to remove the binding so the pages would stay in tact and decided I liked one of the Atlantic Ocean because of the baby blue and yellow color.
The inside of the picture frame was 12 x 18. I didn’t have any glass and didn’t want to buy any. I did have a foam board from the Dollar Store which I cut to size, then sprayed adhesive spray to adhere the map to the foam board. It fit nice and snug in the 12 x 18 middle square. I’m okay not using glass. And I can change the picture anytime I want using another foam board.
Now I just have to decide where to hang it. Every time I choose a spot I change my mind. When I figure it out I’ll let you know. Have you framed maps before?
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Tip me over, I’ve found some more trays at the Goodwill. My hubby told me by end of summer I’ll probably have spray painted a tray in every color. Hmmmm, at last count I had 62 cans of spray paint in my garage and that doesn’t include the primers and sealers.
I found these 2 trays on a trip to the Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. They cost me 99 cents each.
The Orange Tray – First I primed it and I was quite lazy I might add. You can see I didn’t even pull the sticker from the bottom. Yep, painted right over it. I used Rustoleum’s bright orange for some zing. For an added touch, I found some gold colored duct tape in my craft closet and trimmed each corner with it. I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the inside. It can easily be exchanged for another when I tire of it.
The Blue Tray – Primed and painted a Rustoleum soft blue. I used a gold painter pen for the trim. What makes this tray fun is the inside.
When I spotted the trays at the Goodwill I also founded a book of maps for $2.99. I added a page out of the book with decoupage. This is one of my favorite trays to date and I feel like I’m going to be on a map kick shortly.
So what about you? Have you been spray painting lately? Do you use maps for decorating?
It seems like the best purchases are the small, not-so-expensive ones. There the one’s that you weren’t looking for and then all of a sudden, there they are calling your name and saying “Buy me, buy me”. Here’s some of those little loves I’ve picked up over the past 2-3 weeks.
I fell in love with this dish; the shape, the color, the shimmer. It was a
steal on the clearance rack at Marshalls for $7.99
I’m constantly finding little items to add to my white accessory obsession. Like these 2 less then 3.00 items from the Goodwill.
Speaking of white, when I was at Home Goods I when wacky for this white bird candle. I love my birdies!
I’ve had this green birdcage around for awhile and it wasn’t until I found this small Lennox heart shaped dish at the Goodwill di I know what to do with it.
Another trip by Marshalls. I;m a frequent flyer and it was worth it. Five dollars for a 2 pack of Laura Ashley contact paper. If you want some ideas click on my post, For the Love of Contact Paper.
More birds. This time from Ace. Little wooden ones for a couple dollars each. And no comment on the dust!
I saved the best for last. I was out and about last Saturday and popped into Fred Meyers for some dog bones. I saw this pillow for $16.00 and yes, it called my name. Well, that and the 4 burner BBQ that was on sale. That called my name too.
Have you picked up any little purchases lately?