Friday, August 31, 2012

How to transform a vintage desk into treasure

In a recent trip to one of my favorite places, Renninger's Antique and Flea Market in Mt. Dora, I discovered this treasure.... an old vintage desk. Right away I saw the potential for a new project. For months I have been looking for a place where to store all my makeup and beauty supplies, ahh! Another one of my guilty pleasures. After a little negotiation, we came to an absolute great price. I brought it home in a hurry to begin his transformation.

This was the original state when purchased. I used a clear coat of paint to refurbish his original color.

I unscrewed the handles and removed some of the rust. With a little gold Rustoleum spray paint, I spruced up the handles.

The next step involved one of my new obsessions... decoupage. The inside drawers were a bit worn, so I covered them with this pretty paper I found at Joann's fabric store.

Then I used clear containers from the 99 cent store to house all my goodies...everything just fell right into place.

Here are some pictures of the finished product.

Thanks for reading and your comments.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I love Mod Podge!

Recently I started decoupaging,  and I love it! There are so many different things you can do with this technique. You can redo boxes, files, room accents, books, everything! Here's one of my favorites.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Decoupaged vintage tin cans

I found this today. So cute! These would be great for storing crafting supplies, baking items in the pantry, or even for gardening tools . Just make sure to use a sealer once you're done if you're taking it outside!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tim Holtz haul

I love Scrapbooking and especially Tim Holtz items. I made a HUGE haul last week in Joann when I found his paper stack on clearance along with other goodies. I will share pictures of my completed projects...