Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trash to Treasure-I love spray paint

Every now & again, I get lucky & find just the right display to meet my needs.

This week a friend & I ventured over the border (of KY) for a nice day out.  We stopped at the guild shop in Monticello where I picked up an awesome thread cabinet.  I am in the process of moving threads over, so this display looks weak in the pic.  (forgive me?)

Thread cabinet

The reason I haven’t done much with the above is because I have been working on the below.  There are 2 of these racks and they were in pretty rough shape  The plastic on the sides were broken, they were beyond dirty & LOTS of rust.  Luckily, I am a big fan of Rustoleum and have a nice stockpile. 

(view from above, before.  Terrible pictures, but at least I was finally able to figure out how to get pics off my phone.  I somehow deleted my better shot, oopsie)


I used the Krylon spray paint for plastics to paint the front piece (red at very bottom in pic above).  Using the old broken sides for templates, I cut out the new sides from pegboard I had on hand (power tools-be afraid).

So, not bad for 1/2 tank of gas, $10 plus about another $10 in supplies, huh? (remember there are 2 book racks plus the thread rack). 

Not to mention a day out after a hectic show weekend {priceless}.


So, can I get a Whoop Whoop for some manual labor trash to treasure fixture refurbs? 

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harleywife57 said...

wow ! I am impressed ! don't you love a find that is easy enough and cheap to fix ? wow !!

Anonymous said...

Here's your whoop whoop! Congrats on a great find! Your buddy, RagamuffinQuilts.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love refurbished - that still has lots of life and good that it is not trash in a landfill. Whoop!!

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Sarah Craig said...

I love finding stuff like that and bringing it back to life! That's definitely worth a whoop whoop!! Great work!!

Brita said...

Whoop Whoop, Shannon! Wasn't that a great show?! I hope you did really well. Good job on your shelves and for getting the thread stand. See you in September at the show.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

It's great to use something that would have otherwise been discarded. Handy, too!