Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Seem To Be Collecting These...

I saw this little...chest of drawers? wall hanging? spice rack?...let's go with spice rack...in a little thrift shop near me. This was my first stop at this particular one, and there was a lot of wooden pieces for me to pick through. Oh, how I love wood frames, shelves, spice racks and the like to make over!


Cute, but I had plans the instant I saw it
It was in the standard pine finish, but had cute little ceramic knobs already. Did I have a use for it? Recently, I decided I did...but that's not the point of this little post.

After painting it a pretty blue color, it needed a little something to snazz it up a bit. Using a stencil bought with a 40% off coupon, I painted it with my collection of craft paints in happy colors.

Ta-Da!




Isn't it cute? The stenciling isn't perfect because it was too hard to use standard stenciling techniques on the little circles but after a little cleaning up, it makes me happy. I love the bright colors in the fun pattern, don't you?

I'll update you on where it ends up in my home when that project is complete...don't hold your breath as this might take awhile :)

Linking up to the parties on my left sidebar.

27 comments:

  1. love this one...I'm going to ber watching at the good will for one of these.....

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  2. I love how you are buying all these chunky 1970's items and making them look cool again. I normally walk right past that stuff at the thrift store, but now I am going to slow down in that aisle.

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  3. Ooh yes, so cute! Keep buying all the spice-rack-mabobs, you make such fun transformations! I agree with Pam, especially as 70s decor can prove difficult...but obviously not to you! :)

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  4. I love how bright and happy this is! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Blessings, Becky

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  5. Super duper CUTE!!! Love the stencil! I'm a fan. :) Thanks for sharing on my Korner.

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  6. Wonderful! Terrific new look and I love those knobs!

    Sometimes I purchase the ugliest furniture and home decor, simply because I love the knobs! Many people are so turned off by the ugly, they don't notice the pretty little knobs, so I can get them at a great price!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

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  7. Super cute! I love the dots and flowers. Is it a recipe box rack thing?

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  8. Angie - I agree; you have to look past the dirt and ugly! I pretty much look at everything as a different color anyway :)

    Shiloh - The drawers are too small for recipe cards at about 2", so it was probably always supposed to be decorative. I'm thinking it's supposed to mimic old-time spice drawers. The stencil is my favorite new thing!
    -Jill

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  9. Awesome! Do you have any idea how much I kicking myself for all the "junk" that I tossed from my Grandma's garage that could have totally been refurbed like this?? Ugh!! Hindsight, right??

    Anyways, it looks fab! Thanks for sharing. Found you via link party. :o)

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  10. I love this! You did great! I can't wait to find out where you put it. ;) Thank you so much for stopping by Bella Nest!

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  11. Very cute! Now what is going in those little drawers??

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  12. This is so cute - when I saw the first picture, I wasn't sure how it could end up being cute, but you did it! I'm your newest follower, I'm looking forward to seeing more great makeovers!

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  13. I really like this, it would go great in my craft room. Like so much how you painted and stenciled it. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday's Best. It is very creative, now following!

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  14. I love the colors! What a handy little drawer/shelf to have!

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  15. So cute cute cute! (Not to mention fun!)

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  16. I LOVE it!! The dots are so pretty. I would love if you posted on my linky party at www.eyehearttoday.blogspot.com

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  17. as always, absolutely brilliant! Very funky and much more fun!

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  18. Oh man you brought this from drab to fab! I love the color choices and the pattern!

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  19. This is GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  20. Aw this turned out so cute! I usually pass things like that by but not anymore!

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  21. Love the blue! I bet it was a pain trying to make a stencil fit over the edges but it was worth it. It turned out great. Thanks for sharing =)

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  22. So cute! I'm a new follower too.

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  23. So cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  24. This is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing last week on Thingamajig Thursday.

    Hope to see you again!

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

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