Hey there, sweet Friends!! Are ya’ll still hanging in there? Well I hope so, because I still have 13 more thrifty transformations to share with you as part of this crazy March Madness series, including this set of $3.25 thrift store containers I’m sharing today! Can I tell you how excited I am that I am finally working through that huge to-do pyramid in the garage? These little wooden boxes have been hanging around my garage for at least two years, ya’ll. That is just sad.
Here they are as I found them:
And here they are after I finally uncovered them again…
Cute, right? But wait till you see the fun part…
I love this pretty aqua blue. It’s from Krylon:
I sprayed the insides first, then chalk painted the outsides white.
Those cute owl knobs are from Hobby Lobby. I bought them a couple of years ago when I used to have to travel two hours to get to the nearest location. My Mom and I would make a day trip out of it so I could stock up on hardware. Luckily we now have a location about 15 minutes away.
And these cute knobs finally have a home!
I love the detail of the edges showing through…
I gave these one coat of paint on the outsides and then sanded a lot of it right back off. I love the contrast to the solid inside. I waxed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax. No need to seal the insides.
What happened to the birds you ask? You can actually still see them peeking through the back lol.
Um yeah…but hey no biggie, right? No one will ever know they’re there. I imagine these in a kitchen holding utensils.
Or on a desk, or how about as cute planters for fake plants?
The glass container and the scoop also came from the thrift store as well as most of those wooden spoons.
Oh and the rolling kitchen cart they’re sitting on was a $15 yard sale find. You can see that HERE if you like.
I sure wish I had a spot for these, but I can’t keep everything…so off to the shop they go.
I’ll be back tomorrow sharing my neighbor’s desk that I painted last Summer plus our favorite patterned/textured projects from our Get Your DIY On party. Lots of inspiration on the way!
UPDATE: Want to see it now? You can! See it HERE.
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