#makeovermonday / the goodwill china cabinet – Part 2

It sat in our garage like this for almost 2 years:

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I picked it up for my mom at Goodwill for maybe $50-$75. She never got it out of my garage, so I picked up a can of paint and started painting. It was then that I discovered Valspar Exterior Primer will cover ANYTHING! It’s what we had sitting in our garage, so I used it. No magical formula.

So, I painted.

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And painted a little more. Then, I felt it was good enough to move inside – although not nearly finished.

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And for almost 2 years (YES, another 2 years), it sat unfinished with the raw backing and no shelves. I couldn’t really use anything inside of it that couldn’t be propped up on the wooden beams that are supposed to hold the shelves.

Until tonight.

I started with this.

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I had no clue what color I wanted to use. So I tried 2 that I had on hand.

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Not a great photo because the paint is still wet πŸ™‚ But, I chose the navy blue color and proceeded to paint over the khaki.

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The blue is a sample color I picked up at Target last summer. I only used about half the bottle. Valspar Indigo Cloth.

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I still needed shelves. Glass would have to be special ordered. I’m not patient enough for that. I’d love to find some reclaimed wood, but I haven’t found any yet. And I REALLY want to start putting stuff on these shelves.

I decided to use what I had. Foam board. Oh, yes I did.

Brian helped me measure and cut – cause, well…I don’t do numbers or knives very well.

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Wallah! Shelves for less than $5 and 15 minutes πŸ™‚

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They’ll work just fine till I find some old wood. Oh, and I dropped my paint brush while on the phone. Oops. That’s the blue dot in the middle of the bottom. Oh, well.

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The paint isn’t all the way dried, but you get the point!! I love it! It houses all of my grandmother’s milk glass and china. Foam board and all!

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I’m pretty excited. And I just might be working on this cabinet 2 years from now.

Thanks for stopping by on this #makeovermonday! Are you inspired to pick up any old piece from Goodwill and get your paint on? What’s your biggest fear? Just DO IT!

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8 replies to “#makeovermonday / the goodwill china cabinet – Part 2

  1. Love it! Love the fact that you used foam board! That is hilarious and functional! I think make over Mondays are one of my favorite days! They always inspire me to do stuff around the house!
    Thanks!
    Judy

    1. Hahah thanks Judy!! Funny thing about the foam board is I started worrying in the middle of the night if it would hold! But it is the heavier pieces so it did just fine πŸ™‚ Makeover Monday is by far one of my favorite days too!!!

  2. It was only $50. You’ve done much more than I ever would have done! I like yours much better than the one I painted!

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