Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Two Thrifty Makeovers...A TV Tray & an Ironing Board
Happy Tuesday everyone! I mentioned last week that I picked up an item from Goodwill that I would share soon. Well, I am here to share it now! It's nothing too exciting, but I got this really nice TV tray for $1.99. I actually needed one of these and knew I couldn't beat this deal. There was nothing wrong with the tray and I could have left it as it was, but I thought I needed a little something.
Here it is before.
And here it is after!
A little spray paint makes such a big difference. I used some chevron patterned contact paper to create the design. Much easier than measuring and taping it off. I decided to use two colors for more interest. I like the way it turned out!
I decided to leave some of the natural wood so I taped off a strip around the base and left the legs wood too.
Here is another before and after with the legs. What do you think?
I think it's super cute for $1.99!
Now...the other little before and after I am sharing is one of my projects that I have had sitting in the craft room for about 10 months! Yes...sometimes I am a procrastinator! And, sometimes I just forget I have it or don't know exactly what I want to do with a piece. That was the case with the little ironing board you see below. I originally had a plan to cover it with a pretty fabric and stencil a quote on it and hang it in the laundry room. Well, I tried it and didn't like it...at all! So, it sat in the craft room for months until I knew what I wanted to do with it.
I had the hubby add a shelf to it (just like we did with my minty mirror makeover) and then I sprayed it with chalkboard paint.
And, then I hung it on the wall in my laundry room. I added a fun little saying on it that will be changed out occasionally. My next one will say....The Laundry Room....LOADS of Fun! Insert sarcasm here...laundry is not my favorite chore!
I added a few items I shopped the house for and have a sweet little spring vignette in the laundry room.
I'm so not an artist (although my kinders think I am), but I drew a little clothesline at the top just for fun. Yeah...my pants legs are not even but I didn't fix it...lol!
So, that's the end of my projects for now. I am hoping to knock out a couple more over the weekend. I have several things that need to be completed so I can free up some space in the craft room closet.
I am only two days into the work week and am so exhausted. Kindergarten takes so much energy! I am already looking forward to the weekend...:) Hope your week is going well and thanks so much for stopping by!
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Until next time.....