Friday, November 19, 2010

Goodwill Goodie Finish Friday

Friday!  So, what was this week's makeover?  To be honest, I wasn't even sure what I would pick to makeover!  First, I thought a peg shelf ~ then, it was a recipe box ~ but finally, decided on this ~

It's a brand new cutting board that I picked up at Goodwill.  You can see where the label caused some discoloration.  I needed something to hide an outlet in my kitchen and this is the perfect size.  It was a bit tricky with the grooves, but in the end they just added some dimension.

Here's the result ~ (I included 2 photos because I couldn't decide which showed it better)

Here's how I used it to cover an outlet ~

Notice the gingerbread ~ they just seem to keep popping up places in our home!  I love how the grooves mimic the roll-top of the bread box ~ ties the whole display together, don't you think!


  1. What paint did you use for your bread box,
    I know you said you sprayed it. I painted
    one this week, I brushed it on and boy
    was it a pain! Did you put a stain over
    it? I love your cutting board! I have some
    that I want to get painted, but it has been
    kinda cold for painting outside. Have a
    great weekend!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. The cheapest spray paint that Wal-Mart or Dollar General carries. I like it better than some of the more expensive brands. I did wipe some stain on it after I distressed it. I don't have the patience to brush paint, plus I like the smooth finish that spraying produces. It's been too cold here to paint ~ hoping that this weekend warms up a bit!

  3. Really like it! I use spray paint, too. It is easier and cheaper and dries faster. I use old socks to rub on and off the stain. I've tried Briwax(expensive)and shoe polish(not enough color for me) and Minwax--my perfect solution.
    Love your make overs. Explain how you do them--please!

  4. Looks great Michelle! Great job!


  5. The cutting board turned out great. Love your display.