Thursday, July 16, 2009

Salvation Army Find....Makeover

I want to start off by saying a "BIG THANK YOU" for all of you that sent me get well wishes and offered up prayers! Vertigo is AWFUL and makes you feel terrible! I had alot of people praying and I honestly believe I was healed! Thank you Jesus! I felt like a new woman on sunday and have felt great since!

Since I finally felt back to normal I wanted to get out of the house so the girls and I went out to our local Salvation Army and Goodwill Store the other day. I found a few things that I am making over. Here is the first item I found. It is one of those covered cheese tray things. It was $2.

I realized after I started painting it that I forgot to take a here it is half painted.

I sprayed it several coats of black spray paint after sanding it first. Then I polyurethaned it. Hey, if I ever want to use it for cheese...does anyone know if that would be safe?

For now I am using it to showcase a seashell, a starfish, and some sand dollars we found on our last vacation.

I think I may like it better if it was raised a bit so I may add some feet to it.

I am going to save the other things I bought to makeover to show you on Monday, so please come back and see.

Have a Super Day!


Melissa Miller said...

Darlene this is gorgeous! Love the shells. :)

ellen b. said...

I like it so much better with the black coat! I've seen some at thrift stores with the wood part pretty shabby and now I know how to pretty it up :0)

Terri and Bob said...

That is cute! Cindy at My Romantic Home used flat wooden door handles to make feet for a tray. Maybe those would work!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet Darlene! So many shells being used today in decorating- I love them!


NicNacManiac said...

Fabulous...Paint is mavalous!! Lovely transformation!!

Cindy said...

I'm happy you're well! PTL
I love what you've done with that! And what a great idea in the comments to use knobs for feet! Seems to me a spraypainted surface would be ok for food but, I'd find a plate that fit in there to use???

A Touch of Country said...

great way to display those summer treasures!

Love it!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Oh my gosh I totally love it. You did a great job. I would have never thought of turning a cheese tray into an adorable display for shells. You all give me such great ideas. I love the blog world :-) Have a great weekend.

Sandra said...

Oooh! I love it:) Glad to hear that you are feeling much better.


It looks wonderful! I saw one of these at our local resale shop. As soon as we get home, I am off to buy it! Thanks for sharing.


Angie said...

Looks great! I have one just like this so I'll have to paint the base like you did. Just saw your AMAZING kitchen remodel. Y'all did a wonderful job!

Tina said...

Wow, just rejoicing over the news of your healing. God is good!

I am such a fan of that little project. I am surrounding myself with shells and beachy inspiration right now. Great project, how thrifty. those beach finds are so pretty, they deserve to be featured like that. such art God allows us to find on beaches.

Have a wonderful weekend

Michelle said...

Glad you are feeling better, Darlene :) LOVE what you did with this project and can't wait to see the rest...I'll definitely be back!

Enjoy your weekend!

kiakai / Kelly said...

Oooooo, I like what you did with it! Great idea for shells!

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