Monday, April 18, 2011

Thrift store rehabbing

I've been frequenting some of my favorite thrift stores
looking for treasures to "rehab"...

I've passed up some
things that I wanted to "think" about, only to go back and
find that someone else had snatched it up...

So no more thinking about things, I've learned my lesson!

Here the "after" picture of a recent treasure ...

 I wanted to recreate this image from The Graphics Fairy.

Here's the "before" - getting ready to be spray painted
I didn't hesitate on purchasing this...
it wasn't very attractive,
a brown, wood, box...
but I thought it had potential!

I sprayed the top black and then cut out the
words in vinyl on my Cricuit Expression

 Sprayed it with Heirloom White

At first, I wasn't pleased with the bubbly texture on top

but after some sanding ~ I'm liking the shabbiness!

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm linking up today to Brag Monday


  1. I love it!!! So cool!

    I hate losing on good treasures.

  2. Lovely! I hope it is displayed someplace special!

  3. I love that box, great job!
    Have a wonderful day!
    XXX Ido

  4. Very nice, makes me want to stop by my local thrift shop!

  5. Denise@pairtreefoundation.orgApril 19, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    What an improvement! You've always had great vision for the potential of diamonds in the rough.

  6. You are really talented. I'd love to feature your great thrift store find make-overs on my blog at Keep up the great work.