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Goodwill Item Makeover

I am happy with this little project. And I am happy to finish something, unlike my unfinished project of painting my kitchen cabinets. But this was easier of course.

I found these small boxes/trays (whatever you want to call them) for about $2 at Goodwill.

 

 

 

 

I thought they could use an update. So I picked out some scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby when it was 40% off.

 

 

 

 

I already had paint and primer on hand from my unfinished kitchen project. So I slapped on a few coats. Well, more like prime, wait, prime, wait, paint, wait….etc. Then I glued the paper in with Mod Podge.

 

 

 

Much better.

Want to share your project? Leave a comment and a link!

Ready for Spring

I’m ready for spring. Not because I hate winter, I don’t. I’m not one of those people who complains about the weather every day unless it’s bright and hot and sunny, and justthewaytheylikeit. I actually like cool, partly cloudy days. Super sunny days just make me squint so much I get that annoying bit of a headache right between the eyes that just gets more annoying when people are fawning all over how BEE-U-TEE-FULL the hot, blinding sun is.

Anywho, back to whatever point I was getting at.

Right, spring. I’m looking forward to spring because the weather will be warming up enough to get outside and spray paint again. I just got into this whole craze last year and got a few things painted. Seeing other bloggers find cool stuff at Goodwill and other thrift stores gets me itching to find some more treasures, too.

For example: Thrifty Decor Chick found this pitcher at Goodwill and made it so much better simply with paint.

 

 

Before:

After:

It looks 30 years newer!

And another example from Sherry’s growing menagerie at Young House Love:

Before:

A year ago, I would have surely walked right past this thing in a thrift store. But Sherry made this dude totally strut like the bird he was always meant to be.

After:

So, since I can’t spray paint yet, I have a little project I’ve been working on with slow-as-molasses-brush-or-roll-on paint. Hopefully I’ll have time to finish it in a day or two. And hopefully it won’t be lame. Have a project like these, or not like these, and want to share? Leave a comment and/or a link!