Awhile back I posted about the Good Will cabinets I purchased….2 for 5 bucks. Yes, you read that correctly. Originally they were $5 a piece, but when you shop Good Will on those 50% off days, it’s almost like you are getting things for free!
They were a dingy, yellowed white probably due to their age. But I needed more storage in my Craft Nook, so I purchased them thinking that I would spray paint them later.
Here are some before pictures….
Pretty gross right? After browsing through many spray paint colors, I still could NOT make up my mind. Then I saw this on the Pottery Barn website…
Gorgeous! I soooo want this shelf for my living room, but my bank account doesnt agree that I neccessarily NEED it for my living room. Sad face. For whatever reason, I thought of my ugly, yellowed Good Will cabinets and became inspired…Pottery Barn inspired to be specific.
Off to JoAnn’s I went. I purchased scrapbook paper that looks very similar to the PB shelf and was thrilled to get home to start. (You can check my original post here. I ran out of paper and had to put a halt on the project until JoAnn’s restocked.)
-sponge brush (2 sizes… a fat one and a small one)
-Mod Podge (this stuff really is magical)
-scrapbook paper (I think I ended up using 25 pieces…each at $0.29)
-Good Will cabinets
I measured out my paper by simply putting the paper on the cabinet and creasing the places that needed to be cut. I used my paper cutter so that I would cut straight and it was much faster than using scissors. I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the cabinet and smoothed it out with an old credit card. Then I added a few layers of Mod Podge over the top of the paper to seal it.
*Note: Be gentle when using the credit card…you dont want to rip your paper.
*Note: Let each layer of Mod Podge dry before reapplying…this prevents bubbling. Once dry, the bubbles disappear.
Are you ready to see how they turned out? I couldn’t be happier with them :)
What do you think?! Does it remind you of the PB shelf?
Let’s take a look at the before and after just one more time….
Total cost for the project was about $13!!! The only things I had to buy were the paper and the cabinets. Everything else I had in my craft stash. I think it was totally worth it, and I learned a lot along the way.
I’m linking up this upcycled project to the linky parties listed under the “Linky Parties” tab at the top of my page! Come join in on the fun!