Well hello there. I’m finally back (sorry it’s been so long) and have so many fun tutorials coming up with Mommy Blessings. But first I just have to share with you my latest repurposed project. Introducing my Do-It box.
This Darling Spice rack came into my life as I was browsing the local thrift store. It was screaming at me to re-do it. So I plunked down $5 (half off sale) and took it home.
The faux stained glass effect was a little dated, okay the color of the leaves gave me the shudders, and I really wanted to lighten the whole box up.
So using one of those Razor-scraping tools (the real name escapes me at the moment), I scraped the design off the glass.
Then lightly sanded the whole box, inside out, and upside down.
After wiping it off with a slightly damp cloth I painted two coats of Antique White Acrylic Paint over every nook and cranny.
Then sealed it with a acrylic friendly varnish.
Once again I used that razor dilly-whooper to scrape the excess dried paint off the glass.
Then I just had to add a cute vinyl saying I found at my local craft store. Of course I followed the instructions on the vinyl instruction sheet to apply the letters to the glass. It involved some rubbing with a popsicle stick and a bit of peeling backing. Nothing too hard.
Now in truth the real reason I purchased the spice race was because I fell in love with it’s darling bottles. And seeing that my husband uses a bazillion spices cause he loves to cook, and he can (thank goodness); I knew all those spices wouldn’t fit into the 12 darling bottles that came with the spice box. Soooooo, I filled them with beads.
And I love it. Of course you could fill the bottles, with buttons, glitter, office supplies like thumbtacks and paper clips and even spices. Whatever little itty-bitty thing you can think of that needs a home. Or forget the bottles and use it as a shadow box display case to show off some valued keepsakes.
I picked beads and now I have a fun holder with which to hold all the little gems that I’ve been making these fun bracelets with.
I have a feeling that Thrifty Thursdays might be a reoccurring event here at Mommy Blessings. Don’t you just love giving new life to an out-dated, worn-out, hunk of potential? I do.