Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sweet Salvage Find... Before and After

 It took me a little longer to get to this post than I planned!! I've been serving on a jury the past week and it has consumed all my time!! Thankfully I am finished and life can get back to normal!!!!

This is the piece I found at Sweet Salvage last month. It is your basic paper organizer.
I am always looking for ways to store small projects on my desk. I don't always finish them from start to finish so it's nice to have a place to keep them together while I temporarily move on to something else. I thought this would serve that purpose nicely, although it was a little masculine for the look I want in my studio. So, I pulled out a can of spray paint and went to work!!
This is how it turned out. :) I cut 3 pieces of scrapbook paper to fill the inside of the trays and purchased the wooden scrolly pieces at Hobby Lobby for .99 cents a pair. I wanted them to coordinate with the paper so I painted them a soft grey.
I added some brown glaze to the wooden scrolls to give them more depth and bring some more of the brown from the paper into the piece.
I'm very happy with the finished results and think it will fit into the studio very nicely!!

I am going to link up with Becky over at Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday.
I hope you will pop over and see the other great white posts!!!!

31 comments:

Jasper's Cottage said...

That's just beautiful and so creative. Thanks for the inspiration! xo Jonni xo

Donna said...

What a gorgeous makeover, Karen! I never would guess that your revamped organizer is the same piece! I love how you added the pretty paper, the wood appliques, and brightened it up with white paint. Love!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This is so pretty--what a great job you did!

Sandra Kaye said...

VERY COOL....LOVE IT:):)

Lady Locust said...

That looks great. I love that you left the hardware as was. I accents it so well with your additions.

Rhonda said...

What an incredible transformation! You are good!!! Love it!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous makeover!!

margits.bastelstube@kabsi.at said...

wow - that's GREAT ! i like it !!!
many greetings from austria
margit

Sacred Keep said...

It would be a joy to have this on my desk... even bill paying would be easier

... :) ...
blessings

tettidesign said...

This looks so wonderful! I wish I could find such 'wooden scrolly pieces' somewhere.

Goyi Rodriguez said...

Precioso proyecto...encantador!!!!!

Karen B. said...

Just so lovely!

Hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Michele Hebson said...

Very clever and gorgeous.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Karen! You turned something very plain into something beautiful. I think it will look great in your studio.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Very pretty and creative!

Gigi Harlan said...

What a great makeover for the desk organizer. So many beautiful details and I love the scrolls!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

The Old Parsonage said...

Perfect - love the scroll work! Now I want one!!!

Leann

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh it is a great piece Karen. I love how it turned out....

Nancy Reinke said...

I love this, Karen! What a fabulous transformation. Pinning. :)
Nancy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the redo!!
I remember very well, those stacked trays on the corner of my desk at work, but mine did not look that pretty. Yep! showing my age. :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Loving your transformation...
So romantically chic with the print and soft pale. Will look forward to all the good use for what's important in a studio.

I will keep your inspiring file on had for creating one for my office.

Xoxoxo
Doré

Missy George said...

It's gorgeous..Best looking "In and Out Box" I've ever seen..Great job..

ARod Rodriguez said...

love how this turned out its super cute

tawn said...

Oh, oh, oh.....I have one that is exactly like that!! It is sitting upstairs, just waiting for me to do something with or to it. Now, I know what I will do. So glad I found your blog. Thank you.

Diane said...

A very lovely piece now. Love what you do to things. Diane

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Thank you for serving and what a fabulous do-over!

Teri Brown said...

Sweet Salvage!! Drive from Prescott to those sales.....LOVE the way they set things up!
You are so creative, and see beautiful things in ugly...then transform them! You have inspired me since we bought our 1935 Historical Prescott Cottage.
T H A N K Y O U !!!!

Jen said...

HI Karen , I love your find and you changed it to a lovely piece to fit everything else you have designed. It just said paint me white with scrolls.

Winnie said...

Love it! I love repurposed items, and this shabby chic looks is so lovely. Use it well. My hubby make me a box for my fountain pens from an old tea box I didn't want to toss away. These hand made make such treasures.

Patty Antle said...

a beautiful transformation, Karen. Love the paint colors and the paper. I need to learn more about the glazes and painting in general. What a great addition to your creative space!

lynn cockrell said...

I love this makeover. What a beautiful way to organize things!

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