Hello beautiful friends and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! I share these kinds of makeovers weekly, but once a month I get to do it with my blogging besties, so be sure to look for their trashy makeovers at the bottom!
I didn’t really have anything in my current haul (only FOUR pieces left woohoo!!) that would be a great trashy makeover, but I just recently picked up this CD holder at the thrift store:
The first time I spied it, it was $5.75. I don’t know anyone who is willing to pay that for a CD holder these days, so I passed on it. However, when I spied it a second time, it was half off, so I went ahead and got it!
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I kind of cheated here a little bit, because I have made over this exact style of CD holder once before back in 2016. See that version HERE.
It turned out really cute, so I decided to create a similar version of the first makeover!
Remove the innards
The first order of business was to remove the velvet covered plastic from the insides…
On the first makeover I did, they pulled right out, glue and all, but here I had to go back and remove the glue. I was able to do that with a razor blade.
Turn it into a storage tote
Then I dug around the garage a bit and found two of these pretty wood pieces that were originally drawer separators that came out of one of the drawers of this hutch.
Of course I save everything! I decided this would become a storage tote and every tote needs a handle, right?
These would become the new supports for the handle. I used a ruler and pencil to draw out the shape of the side supports…
Then I used my sliding miter saw to cut them:
Always use caution when using power tools and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
I sanded the edges smooth and then drilled a hole for my new handle, which I believe was once a chair spindle.
Once I had the handle through the holes on both side pieces, I attached them to the sides with wood glue:
And voila! Le tote! Luckily, the handle was the perfect length as is!
Now that the build was done, it was time for paint.
I did sand a tiny bit here and there, but then I decided to soften the color just a bit with the Whitewash glaze.
I brushed it on with a chip brush and wiped it back with a clean, soft cloth:
The glaze acts as a sealer as well, so there was no need to seal after.
I painted it in the same Farmhouse Green…
I followed that up with the whitewash glaze also.
Who would ever guess that it started as a CD holder??
As you can see, I drilled a hole in the resin piece and added a sweet glass knob…
And of course, I’m taking advantage of my hydrangeas while I can, but this could be used for so many things!
It still has two compartments:
I hope you enjoyed this fun Trash-to-Treasure project today!
Don’t forget, there are four more trashy makeovers for you to visit!
Here is the the first one I redid back in 2016:
You can see how that one turned out HERE! 🙂
I’ll be back on Thursday with a reshare of this pretty piece:
Have a fabulous weekend, dear friends!
UPDATE: See how pretty this dresser looks now HERE!
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