Curio Makeover Into Craft Storage

Curio Makeover Into A Craft Storage Cabinet

Today I am so excited to share this quick makeover project I worked on last weekend. I picked up this mini curio with a door and drawers at a local thrift store for under $5.00 and transformed it into a fresh and bright craft storage desk organizer.  I also love the idea of using this as a space saver for a smaller party or get-together for displaying your party decorations and tableware.  Check it out-

Let’s get started. You really only need two items for this project – a thrift found wood cabinet and spray paint.  I love the Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover (its paint and primer in one can) and I’m partial to high gloss as it really makes your bright colors pop.  Plus this paint bonds to plastic and metal as well.   It is my absolute favorite brand of spray paint for all my projects for my home shop- ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS, and any diy projects for my own home . . . and no, I am not being paid by Rust-Oleum for this blog post – I just love their product!

Let’s get started with the tutorial for the makeover.  First, I removed all the small hardware and screws.

  I love this little wood curio because it has a black metal scroll decorative design on the front door, so I want to keep that as original and add it back on the cabinet, unpainted, once I finish the makeover.  I left the door on because I want to go ahead and paint over the metal hinges the same color, since they were originally painted in the outdated same hunter green color.  Generally, this is not recommended.  I found some nice small black decorative hinges, that I may order and replace, to match the black scroll front.

Next, I washed everything in my kitchen sink, since it was a thrift store find – I wanted to get all the dirt and dust off of it and sanitize it.  I let it dry for about an hour before painting.

Finally, I moved everything into my garage and used a big assembled cardboard box to spray paint the mini curio. Remember to open your garage doors for good ventilation.

I’m not the world’s best spray painter and normally I recruit my husband to help me out with this part of any makeover project but this paint is so wonderful, it’s hard to apply, without it looking perfect.  I sprayed the top of everything first, applying light coats about 6 to 8 inches from the top of the surface working in quick, short horizontal rows of painting.

Then, I flipped everything over and painted each side. I applied several light coats (don’t worry about getting perfect coverage on your first pass of spray painting, since a few light coats are recommended) on each side and let it dry about 20 to 30 minutes, after each coat, before applying a new coat of paint.  Several light coats helps to prevent getting too much paint in globs in any one area and to prevent dripping.

I also didn’t worry about getting complete, perfect coverage on the bottom of the drawers and inside the drawer insert areas, since they would never been seen once the drawers are inserted.  After I painted each side a few times, I allowed it dry over-night in my garage. There were quite a few imperfections in the wood on this little cabinet, so keep in mind lighter brighter colors will show those imperfections more than a darker paint color.  Still I think this contemporary makeover of the mini cabinet is fresh and way more fun in this bright key lime green.

Now, I have a bright and colorful addition to my work studio!

Oh, you know I have enough craft supplies to fill it up!  I love it too because it is small and does not take up too much space on my work desk but it also has deep drawers.

A small curio cabinet like this one would be great anywhere in the home, I could see it in the kitchen for keeping your favorite spices near the oven, in the garage for storing bolts and nails, or even on display on your party table for housing all your serving utensils and sweets at your next celebration.

Feel free to stop by my Etsy shop, THE PARTY FETTI SHOP for all your party decorations.  Everything shown in my photo above is available in my shop from party hats, straws, candy cups, and custom made to order pinwheels available in my other shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to makeover a small decorative piece for your home or next party!

 

How To Fix Photobucket Images On Website

PHOTOBUCKET FIX UPDATE & MERMAID PARTY IDEAS

After living with the Photobucket images all over my blog last week, I can finally leave this little headache in the blog archives and get back to featuring amazing party planning ideas,  like the above adorable mermaid party.  If you have tried everything to get the Photobucket images and the hijack malware coding off your blog or website with no luck and need a fix- you can visit my previous updated Photobucket post – HERE

Otherwise, if you are planning a birthday party, be sure to search my blog for party inspiration – you can use the search bar on my right hand sidebar or just scroll page by page to see all my inspiring party themes and ideas from previous blog posts.

If you need balloons, party decorations or party favors, pinwheels, or anything for your upcoming celebration, be sure to stop by my Etsy shops by clicking on the links below-

The Party Fetti Shop

Pinwheel Pretties

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Ready Set Craft Kits

Today I am featuring a few mermaid parties, which are an ideal theme for a summer birthday party, like this one below-

All that shimmer and sparkle goes perfect with the mermaid themed party.  What a creative use of balloons too for creating the appearance of bubbles!

Speaking of balloons – I love the background at this mermaid party made very easily by securing the net to the wall and filling it up with balloons. Stunning backdrop and easy to diy this party tablescape.

Last is a more traditional Disney Little Mermaid party.  I love the giant cut out of the mermaid on the front of the table.

Come back and visit my blog every week for more party inspiration!

Party Decorations & 4th of July Ideas

PARTY DECORATING IDEAS FOR 4TH OF JULY AND SUMMER PARTIES

A quick reminder that 4th of July is just around the corner!  If you are planning your celebration and plan to decorate for a barbecue, party, or a public or corporate event- NOW is the time to start ordering in all your red white and blue July 4th decor!

How about some fun pinwheels and other decorations for your upcoming patriotic celebration on the Fourth of July!  Just click on any of the links below to be taken to any of my Etsy shops for some red white and blue decor for your upcoming Independence Day event!

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

Also, I have added lots of new hanging paper fans over in The Party Fetti Shop, so be sure to stop by and check them out!

Here is a sneak peek (click on any of the photos below to be taken directly to my shop listings) –

Red White & Blue or Nautical Beach Hanging Paper Fans!

Picnic or Summer Party Decorations!

Primary colors- great for a boy’s party or a Crayola or Art themed party!

Bright rainbow and neon colors – perfect for a unicorn party or a rainbow party!

Glitter fans, rosettes or pinwheels in so many color options!  Make your own mixed color scheme!

Polka Dots and chevrons in many more color options too. And these are so AFFORDABLE!  I’m selling these fans above individually, so you can buy just a few, add on to another larger set of fans from my shop –  or use them at your party anywhere. So cheerful and fun!

To see all my previous blog posts for inspiration and creating your own designs with fans, be sure to click here –  TABLE BACKDROPS & BACKGROUNDS

Thanks for stopping by today!