Hello, my dear Friends! I usually post on Thursdays, but I took the day off yesterday since it was my birthday!
My day started out a little something like this:
Ignore the overgrown everything…all the rain we got from the recent Hurricane made things that hadn’t grown in a month due to the intense heat this Summer, sprout like crazy, and the hubby just sprayed to kill the crabgrass before reseeding for Fall. Perfect timing, right?
This surprise was all thanks to my sister! I always thought it would be so funny to do this to her, but never have. Her birthday is tomorrow, and guess what she will be greeted with when she leaves the house?? I have to say it is quite embarrassing, but I loved it at the same time!
Today I have a little thrifty makeover for y’all. After redoing Grandma’s vintage dressers and getting them out of the garage, I had enough space to give it a thorough straightening and found several smallish things to rework, like this CD holder I picked up at least a couple of years ago:
I’m not sure what plans I had for it at the time, but here’s how I repurposed it:
After removing the plastic liners that held the CDs in place, I knew it could be a fun storage piece, perfect for so many things.
Here I used it to hold plates, napkins, etc…
To make this, I first spray-painted the insides in Rustoleum’s Robin’s Egg Blue:
Then I painted the rest in one coat of Ultra Pure White DIY Chalk Paint, sanded, and sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
For the handle, I found these pieces in my garage:
I have no idea what the spindle came off of. I found a pair of them at an estate sale in the garage. They let my have them both for a dollar! The wood is actually pallet wood. I have never used pallet wood before as old fence pickets are my reclaimed wood of choice, but I did pick up an old pallet forever ago and it has been in the back yard since. I finally went out there and cut the thing apart. What a chore!
After cutting the wood, I white-washed it like I did these pickets HERE. Then used wood glue and small nails to attach them to the sides…
Then I added the handle with wood glue and my nail gun.
To embellish the front a bit, I used one of these hooks from Hobby Lobby that I painted, then whacked the hook off of…
Makes for a simple, but pretty finishing detail. I used the same thing to replace a missing cabinet handle on my $5 yard sale buffet I redid not too long ago.
These little jars were a Target dollar spot find a year or so ago.
Perfect for holding silverware here.
I think it turned out pretty cute. 🙂
And did I mention the CD holder was only 99¢??
You just never know what you can make out of old junk, huh?
If you liked this thrifty makeover, you may like this one too:
Oh and by the way I forgot to mention what will be adorning my Sister’s lawn in the morning…dinosaurs! Ha ha!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with a simple and inexpensive placecard/napkin ring idea and a Fall tablescape!
UPDATE: See my cute napkin ring/place card idea AND what I did to my sister’s lawn HERE! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
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