**Update I am now linked up over at A Soft Place to Land's DIY Day! Come check out everyones DIY goodness!
Does anyone else’s adrenaline just rush through them when they go thrift shopping? There is something about laying your eyes on the one thing you have been looking for, or finding something that just makes your heart go pitter pat.
I shed a tear when I found my $1 shutter, well not an actual tear but you get it… right?
Here she is before:
This picture really doesn’t do her sadness justice. She was very industrial, cob webby, stained and scratched.
But with a coat of primer, a few coats of white spray paint, and some decorative bling, she has done a complete 180. I distressed her a tad and painted the wooden decorative accent ($2 with coupon from Michaels) with a coat of primer, then black spray then white spray, to give her a nice gray-ish tone. I went ahead and scratched that up a bit too!
Here she is after:
(she is not really hung this crooked, I was just so excited, I hung her up without taking any pictures first. So this is my attempt of reaching up to take a shot)
As you can see, she is the new mail holder in our entry way for a total of $3!
I am in lust. I woke up this morning to leave to work and I actually stood there and admired her for a second. Isn’t she lovely?
**I am linked up over at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday. Stop by and check out the other great makeovers!