Thursday, 22 December 2011

Mini Makeovers...



I just wanted to share quickly, 

Two not so great finds that I've made over and now I like, like, like....


I have wanted a little chalkboard in the kitchen for ages but havn't found one anywhere and blackboard paint is pretty pricey for such a small project. 

I had given up my hunt, when I found this memo board "thing" - I'm not sure what it was supposed to be, but I liked the structure of it.....


I made it into a magnet board! 
I had heaps of those thin fridge magnets that the kids collect out of the biscuit packets, so I just glued them onto the board and glued scrapbooking paper over it with a few coats of modge and varnish. Of course it goes without saying that I painted it white and distressed it. I found the wooden flower at spotlight for less than a dollar.....


In the kitchen..... I have a few magnets on the board and papers attached to the pegs (I took them off for the photo...) I made a cheerful board to prop on the top. And its functional as now all the those bits of paper that have no home are out of the way and displayed for easy reference.

Awful lighting - sorry....


Makeover number 2......

I bought this item while out thrift shopping with a friend, It was not cheap! I paid $10 for it and it was in a right state.... it was awful! 

I was on the brink of tossing it out..... I mean look at it!!!!!! It looks like chickens had been living in it....


I took the door off, wiped it down, sanded it and painted a gazillion layers of white paint (even the chicken wire on the door)..... Then it stood for a month, and every time I looked at it I still thought of throwing it out.

I had various pieces of scrap-booking paper that I had chosen for a different project but hadn't used, so I thought it was worth a try covering the outer structure. A few layers of modge and a few layers of satin varnish later and its truly transformed. 

I still don't think Ill put a handle on the door or use it for eggs.... I think it will look lovely on one of my shelves... just as it is....



I hope you enjoyed seeing these transformations.... and I hope you have been inspired...

Thanks for stopping by

Nat



Linking Up To






No comments:

Post a comment

Don't forget to leave me some comment love.....