Friday, April 23, 2010

Another Goodwill Rehab

I just LOVE finding deals at Goodwill and other thrift/ junk stores!  Especially when they are ugly!  I know that sounds crazy, but I love finding the beauty in things that others' might just overlook.

This is another one of my finds.....

The tag says $3.99, but I snagged it on a 1/2 off day.  So, I only paid $2 for it!!!
I know... it looks awaful the way it is.... all scratched up.  The hooks were so bad.  They had all tarnished in some weird way that none of them matched.  There was tape all over it and all kinds of sticky stuff on the glass.

To fix it up, first I took it apart... hooks and all... and gave it a really good bath.
Then, I got out my trusty can of ORB. (You know it's my favorite)
Next, I spray painted the hooks and screws with ORB.
For the frame, I wanted to paint it a nice creamy color.  Krylon makes a beautiful shade called Ivory.

Oops!  But I accidently grabbed the can of Krylon primer.  And I was wondered why it was not looking very good.  Went back inside, got the Ivory paint out and went to town spraying again.

Once everything was dry, I put it back together, cut scrapbook paper to fill in the frames, and here it is.....


I love this rehab!  She'll probably land in our bedroom.  We're in the midst of painting our entire house and I've really been wanting to incorporate some blues in our bedroom.  I think this will be the perfect addition.  Once we're done, I'll post some before and after pics.

I almost always take my pics outdoors because I love the natural light.  Right after I took this pic this morning, I looked to my right and this is what I saw. 

We finally got some rain last night and my irises are finally blooming!  I love spring!









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26 comments:

  1. Cute makeover! I just don't have as good an eye as that. And thank goodness for the rain last night. Be careful of the storms coming tomorrow!

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  2. Cute make over!! I love GW finds too!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

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  3. What a fab find - amazing what a little spray paint will do! Looks brand new - I could use one of those myself!

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  4. Totally cute! I love all the colors you used.

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  5. seriously? could you be more talented! love it and the pants too! can't wait to see what an apron dress is and how adorable it looks on elizabeth :-)

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  6. Such a lovely makeover- well done.
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  7. Wow, it is fabulous! You have really created something amazing. I love the pretty irises in your garden too.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  8. It's beautiful! I can totally see the draw in buying that from GW. Ours never seems to have cool stuff like that! Loved the way it turned out!

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  9. I love it! I wish we had a decent Goodwill around here. Great find and great re-do!

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  11. I wish I could find something like that at our goodwill. I love the makeover you did. It is so pretty!

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  12. LOVE it! I actually have one of those I was going to put in a garage sale. Now I'm going to rehab it! Thank you!!

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  13. Wow, looks awesome!! I can never find any junk at our goodwill, it's all clothes and junky baskets/fake flowers, blah. Good for you!

    Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party. Come back next week!

    PS: I'm your newest follower :)

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  14. Cute re-do! I love it with the paper. I'm not sure I would have thought of that. :) And the flowers are lovely!

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  15. Wow! What a great makeover. What potential it had, good eye!!

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  16. That's a great find and it turned out beautifully!

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  17. Ooooooohhh, love it!!!!!! You had me at brown and turquoise ;)
    Thanks for linking up at gettin' crafty on hump day :D

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  18. i love it! so cute! love the pattern and colors you chose. great find!

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  19. It looks WAY WAY WAY better! great job! :)

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  20. Great job... lovely all creamy white with the pops of blue. We're working on getting blue into our room too. Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

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  21. I just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog today!
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/05/twice-owned-queen-award.html
    Bonnie

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  22. Wow.... Way to go, It looks great!!! I found you on house of grace and I just wanted to let you know that I am going to be your newest follower! :) keep up the good work

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