Monday, November 23, 2009

Goodwill Junk to AWESOME!

So... I have been looking for something to put up in the blank wall in our dining room. A lot of people have been making personalized signs with their last names on them. One in particular that I LOVE is here. So, she inspired me to make one myself! I picked up this at Goodwill for $2.00.


I took it apart, and sprayed the frame black. I took the glass off and sprayed one side of the glass with Rustoleum Almond (2 coats). Then, I really really really wished I had a cricut!!! A cricut is definitely on my Christmas list! But, since I do not have one at this time, I had to make my own stencils on the computer. So I just played around until I found a font I liked, printed it out, and then cut it out. (sounds easy, but was extremely time consuming!) Then, I took some black acrylic craft paint, and painted our last name onto the glass. I finished it all off with a coat of Acrylic sealer. I am very pleased with the result:

It turned out exactly as I was picturing! Which, honestly, so rarely happens when I do crafts.
I also got a couple of other things to put on the wall. This shelf I picked up at Goodwill for $6.00.


Now, listen to how cheap I am. I had to seriously think about whether I wanted to pay $6.00 or not for about 15 minutes. Anyway, it has a lot of really nice lines and no chips or anything, so I decided to get it. I am glad I did. I quickly spray painted over the lovely purple with black, sanded down the corners a bit and that was it!
I'm sure all of you are familiar with the awesome ladies at Shanty2Chic by now, since they are crazy creative! A couple months ago they did an adorable milk jug redo. When I saw it I fell in love with it! SO CUTE! So I have been keeping my eye out for a miniture one to redo. I found one last week for $0.99!! Here is the before:


I painted it with Rustoleum almond and then put a rub on decal (so easy!!) that I picked up at Walmart for practically nothing. What do you think?


Another thing I got at Goodwill last week to go with all this stuff was a darling little picture for $2.99. Here is what it looked like before:


And after 2 quick coats of paint on the frame:


I like it so much, I might actually put it somewhere else, but we'll see!
Now, I wish I had them all up on the wall and situated nicely together, but alas I am not that organized. I will post a picture later this week when my husband hangs them for me. (He doesn't like me to do it because I always put too many holes in the wall!! :)

18 comments:

  1. you have been busy! I love the sign! I am going to make one when we finally get married...I think making one before might jynx it? hahha

    lovelovelove the jug! I have a white jug type thing just sitting around..so I might have to be a copy cat!

    great finds carolyn!

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  2. nice finds! I love the name frame thingy! you did a great job!
    gail
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Holes in the wall--me, too! Don't feel bad! These are really great. I'd love to see a tutorial on the stencil making--that one looks awesome. Mine never work. I'd love a cricut, too, but I think my Santa is broke!

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  4. Oh my word that little jug is adorable!! I love the decal on it & your sign turned out so darling as well! Great fixes! :)

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