Another consignment shop find has found itself at the end of my spray paint can. Oh yeah.
Spray paint season is once upon us and so let the games begin…
While dropping off STUFF…you know that STUFF that sat in your basement for years wondering if they'd ever turn into a "real piece of decor," I found this cool little tissue box holder slathered in hand painted foofy flowers. Not really my style, but I could picture it painted.
I had done something similar to what was floating around in my head on an antique table for my daughter Jillian – check out the before and after pics, details, and the tutorial HERE. It was one of those projects where you gave the piece to a family member and then helped them re-do it – and then AFTER you were done with your DIY you said, "Ugh, what was I thinking?
Here is my newest DIY Project
When I saw this tissue box, I knew it would look good with the same type of re-do. Here is the before pics…
I paid $5.00 for it at Rainek's Consignment Shop in Wausau.
It's obviously hand painted, and my Mom thinks I'm nuts for wanting to cover up this artwork. BUT, what can I say? I have a different vision.
I took a sanding sponge to it and then spray painted the drawers first with Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Spray Paint, Satin Nutmeg as a back drop for my fabric.
I used Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Spray, Satin Dark Walnut for the body of the box to offset the tan.
I used the same fabric for the face of the drawers that I used on the antique night stand last August. ModPodge is a great tool for transforming a piece of furniture or accessory. The tutorial is HERE for covering the drawer faces with fabric using ModPodge. Click HERE to find ModPodge, matte finish on Amazon.
If you've never given ModPodge a try, go out there and buy some. Find a tutorial and a project from here or Pinterest, or someone else's blog and try it for yourself!
Honestly, it's the best thing since sliced bread.
I don't think Thomas Jefferson used Kleenex, but if he did, I can totally see him using this box for his tissues! I love the Old World look, and I think ol' Tom would agree this turned out very well.
I couldn't decide where I was going to put it, so I tried it in several different places in my house…the guest master, guest master bathroom, our master bathroom, etc. My DH said today,
"You know, you really need to consider selling some of your DIY decor, our house can only hold so much."
I know my DH is right, but how do I choose?
BTW, the candle lamp (above left) is from this DIY project. It's one of my favorite DIY projects and it was oh, so simple! That stays.
This would be a nice addition to my master bath (before and afters HERE).
And once again, the tutorial for covering the drawer face with fabric and ModPodge HERE.
Stay tuned for our "Guest Master Bedroom & Bath Before and After"
…coming soon to a DIY site near you!
Thanks for stopping by – please leave a comment and tell me about your ModPodge projects or even just to say, "Hello!"
I read each comment and really do value your input!
Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links. If you buy anything after clicking on one of the affiliate links, I receive a small commission of the sale. The cost to you is the same, and I only link to items that I think would benefit my readers. Your support of this blog is greatly appreciated!