Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DIY Home Decor - $3 Goodwill Find!

So I've mentioned earlier I had 2 DIY projects going on. Well here's one of them. It's been done for a little while but I kept forgetting to take my after pics! Plus I've been mega busy working on my other project which is reupholstering a chair (Aghhhhhh!!!)

Anyways...
I got this clock at Goodwill for $3. I thought the shape was awesome and with a new color it would fit perfectly in my Coastal/Rustic/Contemporary home decor!

Here's the before....

I started out sanding it down a little....


Then I painted it a taupe color for the base as I tried to decide how I was going to achieve my desired effect....

Here's my after photos!!

I took 2 different grades of sand paper and just started sanding. I was nervous I would screw it up, but I think it turned out pretty good for my first project like this. Small but successful!!

8 comments:

Madelyn St.Claire said...

Wow, it looks great! I love it, very "coastal" and contemporary! I like it a lot... now I cannot wait to see that chair!!

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Elle Meyers said...

I like both the before AND after! Haha...the before would have worked with my study, and the after would work well on my living room mantel!

- Elle

Sara Szatmary said...

Oh my gosh! This is SUCH a good makeover. You could seriously sell this for $30! Good job!!

Viviane Heleno said...

Looks really beautiful. :)
xoxo

Sherry said...

Wow!! It looks amazing!! Nice job! I'm loving your blog!! :)

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Solar Panels said...

This looks fantastic! What a great bargain find! Well done you and thank you for the inspiration!

Krishna Decors said...

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