Friday? How can it be Friday already? I think I missed the rest of the week ~ or maybe I was just that busy! DD's pink eye has cleared up and DS escaped it. DS and I both had eye appointments this week and my mom faced some medical issues that kept me busy for a few days. So I didn't have a chance to post yesterday's Thrifty Thursday, hoping that next week slows down a little ~ good luck on that happening!
I put the finishing touches on this week's makeover this afternoon and LOVE the outcome! Remember how I had posted that the first paint job and distressing attempt were a disaster? Well, turns out it was really a blessing in disguise! I have to share the photos ~
The first paint job was oxford blue over black. When I sanded, big chunks of paint came off ~ the box must have had some kind of finish, I should have sanded before painting. So I went back over the whole thing with black. When I distressed this time, I sanded very light and the best thing happened ~ the blue started to show through under the black! It looks perfect! The photos just don't do it justice.
I have been looking for a primitive star stencil for a while, and found one last weekend ~ perfect addition to the box! The blue paint I used for the star was leftover from our children's bathroom ~ what are the chances that it would match this well. Everything I used for the top display is a thrifty find! I just found the flag today for $.25, the pip berries and gingerbread men were Goodwill finds, and the grater was a consignment shop find.
It rounds off the spoon rack display and hides the school supplies that DS and DD use everyday for homework. I love these bread box makeovers and will definitely purchase every one that I can find! If anyone would be interested in purchasing a made-over bread box, please let me know ~ I'm sure we can work a deal out!
Rain and wind have set in here today. We are under a winter weather advisory right now ~ I'm not ready for cold weather yet. I have too many makeovers to get started! It's a good thing that I have a few painted and ready to go!
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