We all know that I am a lover of yard sales, estate sales...all things thrifty...well...I found this little beauty at one of my yard sales recently:
I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with her. You see, in our house, paperwork and mail can get OUT OF CONTROL...one day I will have the mail sorted, all nice and taken care of...and then the next day it seems...a big stack is there waiting on me ONCE AGAIN. We have had a "semi permanent" place for papers on the counter top in the kitchen...but, I've never really liked papers just stacked there. So, that is the back story. I wanted something to "chorale" the paperwork more efficiently. When I saw this (at a very reasonable price, of course) I knew this is what I needed.
As she was, she was okay...but, I wanted something "more"...I wanted to "pretty her up" a little. So, here are some after shots. The directions are so self explanatory, I figured in between shots were unnecessary...
Materials Used On This Project:
- Chalkboard Paint
- Contact Paper (Purchased @ Dollar Store...isn't it darling?)
- Sponge Painter
- Sander (To sand wood prior to painting)
- Screwdriver (To remove handles for painting, and replace after painting)
- Scissors (To cut contact paper)
This is another one of my simple projects! However, here are directions:
- Remove handles with screwdriver.
- Sand in order to remove rough spots and prepare for paint.
- Paint with chalkboard paint. I painted 2 coats so that it was covered properly. (This was from the same free paint my friend provided me...YEAH!!!) If I want to write on the side...I can!
- Cut contact paper to size and place on bottom of tray. I used credit card to ensure it was on without bubbles, etc.
- Replace handles.
See...simple as that!!!
Now, I have a cute tray to collect all the mail/paperwork instead of everything laying around! I feel much more organized (even if it is an illusion sometimes). Hope you were inspired! Blessings friends,
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