Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thrift Store Jewelry Box

I did this project months ago but I had to wait to post it because it was a gift! The birthday gift for my bestie Ciara. So I had to wait to post until after I have it to her!

It all started with this thrift store jewelry box It was $3. The glass was broken out and the velvet had some staining. It seemed like someone spilled oil of some sort in there!

Step one was to paint it! I love this paint! I painted all of it! Including the pink velvet inside!

Next I taped the sides and added sripes on the top  of the box. 

Next I started adding glitter! A coat of Mod Podge and some beautiful glitter! It took about 4 coats but I would have been fine with 3!

I cut part of a pizza box to fit where the glass was supposed to be and with some Mod Podge and scrapbook paper went to work!

I was left with this beauty! 

She LOVED this box! It has gold, glitter, and sheet music! What's not to love!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A quick Nail Polish Rack!

I've gone missing again! :( Life keeps me pretty busy and sometimes thinking about a blog post stresses me out! Plus I didn't thrift for abut 3 months! I just couldn't afford it! So reacently I had some extra money and skipped to Goodwill! 

OK I went to get baby girl clothes for a friend who was having her baby shower. Yes, she knew I was buying them used! I wish I would have taken a picture though. because I got the CUTEST baby clothes ever!

While wondering around plenty of things made it into my cart! Hey don't judge me it was 50% off day!

One of them was this sweet little spice rack! It was $2! You could tell it was handmade and then painted this ivory color. The paint was dripping! There were big scratches all over it.  This spice shef had seen better days! 

As soon as I saw it I knew I could use it for nail polish until I make my big one! This one will work for a few of them! 

I washed it and scrubbed it with a sponge and dish soap. After I let it dry I went outside and gave it 2 quick coats of spray paint! That's right no primer... no sanding. 

Here it is! It's pink of course! It held 25 bottles of polish! I was surprised! I do love it!  I used it for pinks and clears! Can't wait to build my big stand!

Well that's all for now. I must go meet a friend for lunch! 

I'll be back soon!