To paint or not to paint? That is the question. 🙂
I’ve been pretty lucky with my finds lately, and now that spray painting season is here I have to decide what pieces will get makeovers and which ones will stay as is.
I found this large shelf cabinet at the salvation army for $5. I couldn’t believe the price!
I grabbed it right away. It’s definitely a homemade piece, but whoever made it did a really great job. It’s quite large and heavy… a good solid piece.
Not sure how old it is, but I’m guessing it’s been around for awhile. The heart cutout makes me think it’s probably from the 80s.
I love the shape of the hammered hinges.
Did you notice the two different kinds of screws? I’ll definitely have to fix that. I’m a little OCD that way. 🙂
Do you see a funky face here or is it just me? I’m thinkin’ it’s some Star Wars character maybe.
Anybody know or am I seeing things? lol.
I’m really loving the hardware cloth on the doors, but not the orangy wood or the boring wallpaper. I’m not sure if this is painted or stained, but whichever it is it’s got to go.
So for me this piece is a yes for painting, but probably not spray paint because I’ll want to distress it quite a bit. Spray paint is quite hard to sand… even on edges.
This shower organizer has a lovely soft silver finish and was just $1.
I have a repurpose project in mind for it, but I’m still undecided as to whether or not to paint it. I think I’ll have to dig out the collection that it’s going to display before I decide.
I love this tiered stand, and for $3 I think it was a steal.
It could be used in so many ways… to hold fruit, craft paints, yarn balls, flowers… whatever you like really.
Check out the sweet little feet. I’m a sucker for curlicues. 🙂
It has a lovely rusty patina, but I think it really needs some spray paint love to bring out its lovely shape.
What colour would you use!
Thanks so much to you for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.
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