Hi friends, and welcome to day #30 of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series! We are almost there, just two more makeovers to go! Let’s start with today’s thrifty find…
This flatware chest that had certainly seen better days:
Not so bad though, right?
Oh yes it was…
Yikes! After going grey on this side table I shared yesterday, I kept it going with this little chest:
I didn’t add any dry-brushing this time, but instead I just sanded the edges to highlight the details. Less is more on the sanding sometimes I think.
This is Sparrow by Behr, a close match to Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. No prior sanding needed as once again I used my DIY chalk paint recipe.
I decided to add this pretty fleur-de-lis graphic to the top for a sophisticated detail:
You may remember this from the cradle I redid last week. This is the very same stencil.
I bought this online from Artistic Stencil Designs.
I usually hand paint all my graphics, so I am loving this for a break! Instead of using a pouncing method to add my stenciled detail, I used spray adhesive to temporarily attach the stencil. Then I painted in the details with a small brush.
I removed the stencil immediately after painting. when the paint was dry, I sanded the top lightly with 220 grit sand paper as well as the sides and edges.
Ready for the inside? A peek in the drawer…
Okay here’s the whole thing!
I used the left over fabric from this box I redid for our Swap it Like its Hot challenge:
The colors were perfect, and I was glad I could get use out of the scraps!
I removed the nasty dry-rotted felt first. Then to line both areas, I wrapped fabric around stiff cardboard that was cut to fit, and secured it with hot glue.
Whoever dropped this off at the thrift store was nice enough to include all of the hardware inside. I painted it all with Rustoleum’s Blossom White spray paint:
If I had these colors in my house, this would definitely be a keeper!
You could sit it on the coffee table to hide remotes, or on a dresser to store jewelry. It would also be great to organize incoming mail!
I’m so glad this pretty piece is getting a second chance!
Here is another flatware chest that got a fresh new look almost exactly two years ago!
Here are last week’s thrifty makeovers if you missed any:
And if you missed it (where were you??), ha ha here is yesterday’s thrifty makeover:
If you want to see the rest of this month’s makeovers, you can see them all at the bottom of this post.
See you tomorrow for our final makeover of March! Don’t be sad now, we have lot’s of makeovers in our future! 🙂
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