Hello awesome friends! It’s time for another victim of the 80’s heart obsession! Hey, I’m guilty too…had several of these pieces!
Here is what is getting a facelift today:
I love finding pieces that have function! This was on clearance, marked down to $2.98…come on now, clearance at the thrift store? Now you know it’s gotta be some kind of pitiful. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
It’s that darn heart! I have come to the conclusion that there is almost no way to camouflage the hearts on these pieces. I could add a medallion of some sort over the heart, but you would still see it from the back. And since I sell my pieces, that just doesn’t work for me.
So when I find these pieces, I am looking for the possibility that the part with the heart can be removed. If so, it’s a winner!
Luckily this was one of those pieces, and that was the first thing to go!
A little wood filler in those holes and a light sanding and you would never know that piece was ever even a part of this shelf.
The door was another issue. It had to go, but I didn’t have the heart to throw the cross stitched piece away. I tucked it away and maybe something will become of it some day.
I cut a new door using the old door as a pattern:
I used my miter saw to cut it out.
Then I gave the entire shelf, including the door, a coat of Dixie Belle’s Driftwood. Except I really felt like white would work better, so I ended up painting the shelf white…
Ahhh yes, better already. This is DIY chalk paint in Behr’s Bit of Sugar. (Recipe HERE.)
I gave the stripes two coats and removed the tape as soon as I applied the second coat.
Are you ready to see how it turned out??
I thought the petite size of this would make it perfect for keeping necklaces organized, but of course, it could still hold a hand towel.
Removing the heart piece and changing out the door were such easy fixes and gave it an instant update.
Everything got a little sanding with 220 grit sandpaper, and then I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat in a Satin Finish.
This little glass knob from Hobby Lobby is one I use often when a small knob is needed…
And you know I love me some stripes…especially this neutral color combination.
Each necklace can easily be unhooked as needed, and this would hold a lot of them!
The door compartment could be used for smaller jewelry pieces…
That’s two projects from this thrift store haul done, several to go!
See that lattice-door cabinet HERE if you missed it!
This is next on the list:
I’ll be back Tuesday sharing what became of this one!
UPDATE: Check out how I reimagined this funky thrift store tote HERE now!
I’ll leave ya’ll with another 80’s leftover that I redid last year:
See what became of that one HERE!
Have a great weekend! 🙂
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