Friday, November 12, 2010

Goodwill Goodie Finish Friday

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!


  1. Looks great Michele!! Good job! We have snow coming in tonight not ready for it!! Have a great weekend!

  2. Turned out great! Looks nice there with your other display!

  3. That is beautiful! A great mistake!

  4. Love your display. I think I do more redos for my kitchen than any other room. Probably because its where I spend most of my time. Such a happy mistake, been there done that! Love when that happens.
    I am a fan of the navy and red also. Red just seems to warm things up.