OUTDATED – UPDATED; Little decorative cupboard

P1150860The manufacturer’s tag called this an Easter decoration.  It’s just over 16″ tall; but I thought it looked like spare rolls of toilet paper might fit in the two open cubbies and that it would be a cute bathroom storage piece!

P1150861The decorative painting was NOT ‘raised’ (as it typically tends to be on mass produced pieces like this; necessitating a LOT of sanding to make it smooth before repainting)  so this would be QUICK to make over.  I did end up having to sand the front of the drawer, but only because I scratched it up trying to remove that pink PLASTIC drawer pull!  It would NOT budge, so I git out the pliers.  The pliers just BROKE off part of the knob and I STILL could not get it to un-screw!  Ended up breaking it off, bit by bit, and scratching up the front of the drawer in the process when my hand slipped with the pliers.

P1150862Except for the area ‘just under the moulding’  was able to paint the entire outside with a foam roller.

P1150895I did succumb to using spray paint for inside the cubbies since the space was just too ‘tight’ to get a brush into.  Spray painted them FIRST so I didn’t have to tape off the edges for over-spray.

P1150893I replaced that pink plastic knob with a pretty clear crystal one.  *(I keep a stash of knobs and pulls on hand.  This particular one came from Michael’s craft store; on sale of course!)

P1150896I opted to NOT distress this piece since it was lavender paint that would have shown through.

Keeping this one for now as I have a bathroom make-over coming up in the near future and I just might use it for a TP holder!


With my bad back and the placement of TP holders in some homes, I can’t always REACH the TP because I can’t turn that far around.  In this house the hall bathroom TP holder is on the same wall as the toilet and you almost have to turn all the way backwards to reach it?!?!?  So I keep the roll on top of the lidded hamper just across for the toilet, within easy reach.

The little cupboard – made over

10.7.13 stars etsy projects 078Remember this little guy?

10.13.13 botj malls projects 097The make-over is complete.

10.13.13 botj malls projects 100The inside was very clean and in very good shape, so I left it ‘as is’.  Sanded off the old exterior varnish and painted it my beachy blue, then sanded to distress.  easy peasy!

10.13.13 botj malls projects 001It is now in my booth at Stars with a price tag of $29.00.

Latest finds

10.7.13 stars etsy projects 074Cute little table.  Could really be used ‘as is’.  This ‘two tone’ finish is very popular in the decorating world these days.

10.7.13 stars etsy projects 073But when have “I” ever been one to leave well enough alone?!?!?  Still pondering HOW to make this cutie over.

10.7.13 stars etsy projects 078Very primitively hand crafted ‘make do’ kind of little cabinet.

10.7.13 stars etsy projects 080I just love little cupboards and cabinets; and they always sell well.

10.7.13 stars etsy projects 081Upon closer inspection after I got it home, I noticed that it has a dowel across the top; so it must have been made to be used as a closet for doll clothes.

10.7.13 stars etsy projects 068This sewing machine cabinet is not really a new find, rather one that I finally figured out what to DO with that has been getting shoved to the back of the storage shed for ages!!

10.1.13 pics 067Vintage wood spice rack.

10.1.13 pics 068Round wood cake stand.  Have seen these used to make little Christmas villages on top of.  I collected a bunch of the little houses last year, but didn’t get around to using them; so they are at the TOP of this years Christmas to do list!

10.1.13 pics 069Old magazine rack that will be used to hold signs after I repaint it.

NOW, if we actually DO get all the dry weather that is predicted for next week, I may actually get some of these made over SOONER rather than later!

What are YOU working in right now?  Personal home decor projects?  Craft show inventory?  (tis the season!)   Christmas gifts?  Christmas decor?