Upcycling old furniture for craft storage

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Nothing makes my frugal self more happy than to see new life for something I was ready to donate, especially when it comes to organization and storage!

Last year, I was looking at a very old clothing armoire from Ikea and saw an old, tired, dated piece of solid wood furniture. I saw the quality was still there but the style was sorrily lacking.

I took my armoire, painted it, sealed it, and repurposed it for craft room storage! It took me about 6 hours to repaint it because I had to dissassemble pieces. But once it was done, wow was it worth it!

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The best thing is it stores 12×12 albums perfectly. Now they’re protected from light, dirt, and dust and stored upright — the preferred method to store them. Best of all — it gives me a place for a TV 🙂

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Look at your old furniture — pull out that old TV stand, that old nightstand, that old piece of furniture that’s collecting dust in your garage or attic. With a little TLC and imagination, it can become your favorite new piece of furniture in your craft room!

Have a great weekend & happy crafting!

Updating an 80s curio cabinet for stamp storage

I visited my local Good Will this morning, and found a wonderful solid wooden standing box. I believe it was for curios or small knick knacks. I instantly saw a wonderful $2.99 stamp holder!

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I sanded it lightly and removed the heart-shaped decoration on the top and sanded that spot down. I didn’t spend a lot of time on that spot because I knew it would be covered with washi tape and a stamp. I wanted this to be a FAST project!

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I took a can of spray paint I had left over from when I painted an Ikea Raskog cart. I did two light coats, front and back.

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Then I took some washi tape (you know I love my washi tape) and added a few stripes to make it even cuter.

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Finally, here it is, in its new role as the holder of my wooden stamps!

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Find new purpose for old things. Don’t throw them out, repurpose! Change them up. Add your own touch to them and make something old new again!