This week’s project actually does have function, but since it’s a crafty, redo, updo, kind of thing, I’m still going to post it today. :)
I purchased this sorter at Goodwill about a month ago for $3,99. I thought that was a little steep, but I usually think Goodwill asks a slight premium on their stuff.
I loved the curvy lines…it just made it a little more unique!
I spray painted the whole thing white, just cheapest Wal-Mart white. I wasn’t going to age this one…but after it was done I realized it needed it. So, of course I ran some Ralph Lauren glaze over the whole thing, wiped it off and used Jim Holtz Distressing Ink around the edges of the paper. I added cute scrapbook paper and Modge Podged it to the fronts and glued ribbon to each one to cover the seam between the papers…and that’s it. Oh, and I always use a sanding block to sand around the edges to knock down any unsmooth edges left on the paper.
Super simple and a fairly inexpensive upcycle (less than $10)!
Side by side before and after:
Until next time...