I have been on the lookout for some small shutters but have been denied ever finding any. When I saw this medicine cabinet my motto came into play. It is not what it is, but what it can be! In fact, I was so excited I forgot to take a photo of the full cabinet. I had already taken the door off and put the metal box in the recycle trash and it was on the truck before I realized my bloggy mistake!
Anywho, for the price I paid, I was more than happy with my purchase!
Of course, I couldn't leave it in its dark stained state. Plus, I have been wanting to show my MIL the wonders of chalk paint. So, I gathered my materials and we gave it a new look.
A few years ago I had transformed a thrifted nightstand with homemade chalk paint and you can find the recipe for the chalk paint in that post. I find it to be so simple to use and I love the finish it creates once you give it a coat of finishing wax. Linda, my MIL, just loved helping me and can't wait to give new life to a project of her own once she finds her own home!
Once we had painted on two coats of the chalk paint and wax, and distressed some spots with a sanding sponge, I decided my shutter needed something more. So, I took a few yellowed pages from a very used dictionary I had, tore them some and glued them to the top and bottom of the shutter.
Complete and utter love!
It is exactly what the small wall above the TV alcove needed! Total spent? I already had the paint, plaster of paris and brushes on hand so, just $5.00 for the cabinet! My kind of thrifty decor for sure! Remember, I said earlier I picked up "several items" at the Restore that day. You'll have to keep checking back to see what else I found to make over! You're gonna love it!
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