Friday, May 04, 2007

"After"


"Before"

A little shelf I saw at Goodwill, and was tempted to pass up because it was cheap-looking. But it was also "cheap" -- as in $1.59, and I thought it might look nice with a coat of paint.
So I brought it home, painted it, and then decided to put some *vintage wallpaper* on the inside back (actually a copy I made of an old hatbox lid)......
It will hang in the kitchen.


Tomorrow is a nearby city-wide garage sale, so we hope to go to that. I usually find some neat things at that one, so I hope to have some more finds to share later this weekend. (oh please don't rain-please don't rain-please don't rain- :)

11 comments:

Nancy Jo said...

OH That came out so nice!! I think I need that bird. HA. How creative you are.
NANCY JO

MB said...

Becca--you finds are fabulous and the touch-ups you do on them make them even more fabulous. I am awestruck. Hope the city-wide sakle is good for you. Let us see what you found. MaryBeth

kjquilts said...

Beautiful! You turned that piece into a gem!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Wow, for $1.59, you turned it inti something that someone would buy for $150! It looks gorgeous. You would never guess in a million years that you got it for under two bucks! Great job!

Lori said...

What a wonderful job. I probably would have walked past it. The paper was great. Could we have a peek one day of where it is in the kitchen, I'm so curious!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wow, $1.59 and it has glass doors? You made it beautiful too.

I have had such fun reading the 'weird news' from all my blogger friends. Good for getting to know them better. (I am a mornging person who can stay up late too)

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

that turned out sooooo PRETTY!!!! don'tcha love it when you find a bargain like that and turn it into a treasure =) debbie

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I just love the way you put that wallpaper in the back! It looks gorgeous! Great job!

Heather

Stephanie said...

Beautiful little cabinet! Please post a pic of where you hang it. Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?

Your little pic as a child is adorable. Thanks for sharing with me the story behind it!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Stephanie

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Whew! You almost passed it up? Glad you didn't :)

linda t said...

WOW! What a transformation!
Soo lovely!
Your work is sooo inspiring!