Fourteen thrifty makeovers delivered. Whew! Some have been small and some not so small, but they are fun to see either way, right? Today’s makeover is a small one, but worth seeing I think!
I found this homely little wooden apple box for $1.25 at the thrift store:
Sadly, this probably would have matched my décor at one time. Oh I went through a country décor phase all right. In my defense, my décor was based mostly on what my Mom was giving away at the time!
Getting rid of the apples did not break my heart one bit!
With just a little paint, this thrift store throw-away became an updated and fresh little planter box!
The plants are fakies of course and were purchased at IKEA.
I started by spray painting it dark just like the faux drawer tray I shared the other day.
Then I painted over the bronze with white latex paint.
It definitely needed something else so I taped off the diamond pattern with Frog Tape (this is for delicate surfaces but it’s all I had), and painted them in with a little French Linen:
A little sanding brings out the darker shade underneath…
You could dry brush the edges with a dark brown paint to get a similar effect. I sealed it with clear wax.
This would also be cute with four mason jars inside holding pens, pencils, etc.
If you want to see a dark hole of a kitchen, check out my kitchen before here.
Would you have seen the potential in this little box?
I thought it was worth a share just as a reminder that sometimes when you walk through the thrift store, you need to bring along your imagination. 🙂
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See you tomorrow to start another week of thrifty goodness. I have some fantastic makeovers on the way this week!
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