I love the “Wood Decor” section of thrift stores – they seem to be a blank canvas just awaiting my paintbrush. That was true when my aunt and I went thrifting in Quincy, Illinois, and I came up with a shelf, a jewelry box, and a clock. The total for all three items was $3.98!
As usual, I applied BIN primer and paint to each item, then dolled them up with paper and fabric. I’m especially proud of the jewelry box and I’ll give you a little tip for your upcycling pleasure! I couldn’t figure out how to get the size of the paper for the fronts just right because I couldn’t trace around the little section I needed. Then I had a flash of brilliance! I just made a copy of the actual drawer front and, bingo – I had an exact template! It worked out well for both the drawer fronts and the inside of the lid.
The clock got a liberal dose of spray paint, then I Mod Podged fabric onto it and trimmed it to fit. Voila, bohemian clock!
The shelf also got spray painted and then I Mod Podged some fun paper to the back of it and trimmed it to fit (are you seeing a pattern here?).
Those are my latest projects – what are you working on these days?