Sunday, May 5, 2013
Before & After Times 3!
I don't know about you, but I've been a busy bee this weekend! I got lots accomplished and had some fun too! I have three before and after thrifty find projects to share today. Here you go! You may remember this ugly medicine cabinet I got a couple weeks ago at a yard sale for $2. Nothing special, but good storage for the price and I knew I could pretty it up a bit...:)
The cream color left a lot to be desired, so of course I took it all apart, took the mirror out, and painted the frame Ocean Breeze by Krylon. I also turned the mirror around and sprayed it with chalkboard paint (my first time using this stuff....LOVE it). Here's the inside.....
And here it is after! I am in love with it...:) It turned out better than I expected!
I am using it to store my scented wax for my warmer and glitter so far. Not sure what I will put in the middle shelf yet, but it works perfectly for the things I have in there now...:)
I covered the inside of the door with wrapping paper to cover the old, ugly piece that holds the mirror in.
The next project I have to share is these letters I bought on Friday. I bought an a, d, and f and turned the d into an a and the f into a t to spell EAT!
I have seen this done in several kitchens in blog land and just love it, so when I found the box of letters, I had to have the word EAT in my kitchen too. I am so happy my hubby was able to cut parts of the d and f off to create the letters I needed! I love that man...:)
And I love my new kitchen decor! What do you think? I painted them with the chalkboard paint as well. I love the flat finish...:)
And last, but certainly not least is the $5 file cabinet I found Friday.
Not too much to look at here, but.....
with a little TLC and a new chalk paint job, some washi tape and painted hardware, she's looking pretty stylish! Well, stylish to me anyway!
It was a little plain until I thought to put some of my washi tape from Pick Your Plum on it. I love the pop of color and it can be easily removed when I get tired of it or want to change it...:) The numbers are written on black card stock with my chalk pen......another thing I am in LOVE with.
It writes so smoothly!
The brass hardware was painted with Krylon brushed nickel and sealed with a coat of poly. I tried to match them to the hardware of the piece that sits on top. You can see below.
Here she is with her companion piece. I need to redo the labels in it to match the file cabinet. I'll get to it later. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it all turned out and am ready to tackle a few more projects! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I truly value your opinions...:)
Well, I'm off to bed....it's getting late! Just a few more weeks of school! I don't know who's more excited....me or my 5th graders!!!
I'm linking up with Kathe for
Gina for Transformation Thursday
Kadie for Link It Up Thursday #69
and Diann for Thrifty Things Friday!
Be sure to go visit the awesome ladies...:)
Until next time.....