Hello, friends! I hope you had a lovely New Year’s filled with food and wonderful people.
Now that 2014 is upon us, I’m feeling like I need to get organized and come clean about something.
Confession: I have a lipstick “problem.”
I put that in quotation marks because I don’t think it’s a problem. It’s my personal beauty essential. Think what you want.
I’ve been looking for a way to organize my “problem” in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing (aka matches my bathroom) and makes finding particular shades easier, but still gets them out of the drawer and off the counter.
Enter: the 99¢ spice rack from Goodwill
Let's get started!
Begin by sanding off any dark paint so it doesn't show through the spray-paint later on.
|Sometimes you need a doggie helper.|
Then lay down the newspaper and begin the laborious process of spray painting.
|This'll take a few coats...|
After a couple days and about five coats of paint:
|Looking much better already.|
And now to decorate! I found this pretty illustration from a simple Pinterest search and decoupaged it on.
Like so. If your'e doing something similar to this, you may want to spray it with a protective coat after the glue dries.
|Classy, or something.|
Ta-dah! Hang your beautiful new shelf up and fill it with whatever your heart desires. Nail polish, small perfume bottles, and other little beauty items would all fit nicely on this.
|My "problem" doesn't look so bad now!|
Have you ever modified a thrifted find? Drop me a comment and tell me about it, I'd love to hear!