Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Trash to Treasure #1

If you're a regular reader of my blog you know that I love finding little treasures at Goodwill that can be altered in some way, shape or form. And, if you're a fellow collector (eh-hem...hoarder) then you probably are always on the lookout for nifty little storage containters such as I am for all your bits and baubles. I saw this little wooden drawer container at Goodwill for $4.99...on sale for 1/2 price...I wasn't too thrilled with the paint job but figured I could do something to it to make it a little cuter.

I knew I wanted to cover it with pretty paper so the first thing I did was paint it white so the dark blue background wouldn't show through the paper.

Then I picked out some of my favorite Melissa Frances papers, cut them to size, cut a hole for the knob (that was the really tricky part!) and mod podged them to the drawer fronts.

After the mod podge was completely dried I sanded...and sanded...and sanded to give it a "lived-in" look. I Printed out some "No.___" labels on vintage ledger paper and glued them under the knobs.




Then I stamped random shapes and numbers on the labels and...viola! A totally transformed treasure!
You never know what you might find at Goodwill! Happy Hunting!

4 comments:

Scraps said...

That is SOOOO cute!!! Don't let Maddie see it . . .

Shannon.Doran. said...

I have a similar once flower adorned mini drawer. It really needs and update from the "lets paint everything gold" phase...
Those little labels are the best!

Sherrie said...

If I had seen that at Goodwill. I would have definitely picked it up. What a score. You are right, the flower had to go. Much better now. By the way, I watched American Pickers....how much fun. I will now catch it on Monday nights. I'm glad I asked, and glad you responded. Thanks.

Jessica said...

*gasp* It's beautiful. I love it.