Hello sweet friends, and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday! Ya’ll know how much I love to make over trash. I was searching high and low for something really trashy to makeover for this occasion, but alas I came up empty. Booooo.
My project started out like this:
There is a shelf that looks like it’s missing, but it is lying on the bottom there. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I decided this could be a really sweet piece for a child’s room:
The only thing that was trashed a bit about this solid Ethan Allen piece was the top:
I knew I would need to sand it smooth so I decided to sand the shelves as well using my rotary sander…
That was after one coat, I gave them two. I used the same white-washing technique I used on our kitchen table (see that HERE) to white-wash the top and shelves also. It basically involves watered down paint and a rag.
I love the effect of the white-washing and it is SO easy to do!
When that finish dried, I painted the rest of this table in Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
I knew I wanted this to be a child’s piece, and I love what I did on this child’s table and chairs set I redid last year:
So I took my inspiration from this set. Inspiration, as in I pretty much copied it exactly. 🙂 You can see more of this cute set HERE.
This color is Inked in satin by Behr…just look at that crusty can. I keep my paints for forever! I had to add a bit of water to this one and mix it really well. I gave it two coats and then removed the outer piece as soon as I applied the second coat. I used this tool to help remove the smaller pieces, but I let it dry for about 10 minutes or so before removing them so I didn’t mess up the finish.
I also added the stripes just like my inspiration piece. I used parts of the whale cut-out so the stripes wouldn’t quite meet the blue:
I used my favorite FrogTape, and even reused some of the pieces.
And here it is naked so you can actually see it!
As you can see, I added the racing stripe to all three surfaces:
I love creating pieces for littles. You can have a lot of fun with them.
I passed on this table the first time I saw it priced at $29.95. I didn’t like it that much for that price.
Then when I stopped back in a week or so later, it was marked down to $20! This piece is solid so that was a great deal.
This little fella belonged to Jack when he was a baby. Using these sweet things to stage brings back so many memories.
And now we are looking at colleges…boo hoo!
This one was Brennan’s…
Luckily I have a reason to bring them out every once in a while!
Don’t forget you get four more makeovers today!!
Find out how my talented friends transformed these trashy pieces at the links below!
I’m almost through with this round of thrift store goodies…not too much left!
If you’ve missed any of these makeovers, you can catch up here:
I’ll meet ya’ll back here on Thursday with vintage suitcase #2!
See ya then!
UPDATE: No need to come back! See how cute this suitcase looks now HERE!
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