Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thrift Store Transformations....

Hi there girls...

Do you enjoy transforming inexpensive thrift store finds into something more suitable to your taste?  Well, I seem to have found a liking to it myself lately, so here I am today to show you my latest project.  And yes, this is going to be another picture laden post. 

The first item I transformed was this practical yet boring desk caddy/organizer made of a light colored wood that I found at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store for $4.00.





Pretty boring in appearance but I knew it had lots of possibilities.  So after digging through my ever growing stash of pretty scrapbook papers I chose a couple of the patterned scrapbook papers that I knew would be the perfect choice to give it the look I wanted.

Once I chose the papers I wanted to use, I used some coordinating craft paint to paint the areas that wouldn't be covered by the paper.  After the paint dried, I cut the papers to size and got out my big bottle of Modge Podge and a sponge brush and started gluing the papers in place.

And Voila... The end results...





 




 A fun and easy project and I love the more antique and distressed look it has now. Much more suitable to my taste.  Next up will be the transformation of this plain but nice wood box..

Stay tuned to see how this gets transformed.

Until then, stay cool...

8 comments:

debi said...

I love it Kim! Perfect paint choice, and the papers are tdf! What a beautiful transformation!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Kim! That is amazing! I just love it. Wish I had half your talent!

~Holly

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That turned out fantastic! I love how you used different designs for each section and the color theme that you used!~Hugs,Patti

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Now that is one fantastic transformation!! Great job and what a terrific idea!!

Hugs,
Debbie

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Totally different box!! It looks fabulous!!

Sarita Boyette said...

You did a great job! this is really beautiful - much better than the plain box.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Just so perfect! Make overs are my favorite projects! ♥

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Kim; Wow what a lucky find,, I never seem to find such things when I go to ours.... I love how it turned out,, the papers are so beautiful... guess I will have to keep my eyes open maybe I will get lucky....

Hugs;
Alaura