Wednesday, September 25, 2013

mini makeover

It's not unusual for my children to have quite different ideas about what they would like to bring home on our op shopping trips than I do. This spice rack/cupboard was a treasured find a few years ago now by my daughter who was five at the time. I'm certainly not it's biggest fan, I'd even relocated it to the garage, ahem. Once it was discovered in the garage I gave some sweeping reassurances that I had a plan for it, a makeover. I wasn't so sincere in my reassurances if I'm being totally honest, I actually had serious plans to relocate it to the opshop. 


But when these little mini grocery items started appearing at hour house (a giveaway with purchase at a local supermarket) I found some inspiration. I removed the doors and gave it a quick sand down. I had some white spray paint and gave it a couple of quick coats before I ran out of paint.


It's not perfect, but the kids seem to be having a great time playing with this mini food, taking it on and off the shelves. It keeps it off the floor too which is a bonus.

Now if all my "relocated" projects were so easy to finish and transform I'd be happy!

14 comments :

  1. This looks amazing - SO different to how it started out. Such perfect storage for the supermarket collection :) xx

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  2. This is freeking awesome! Such an adorable shelf and idea! I'd be freeking happy with it too! x

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  3. great idea Louana!! I have a bunch of op shopped little shelves in the garage ready for a makeover. I've done one so far! lol

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  4. brilliant louana, brilliant!
    claud is mad about those mini groceries too, we've been using an old printers tray but they don't all fit that well, so a spice rack is an inspired idea (and one i might have to steal!). i love the little yoghurt, eggs and bread-perfect size for the doll house!

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  5. Nice move, Mama! It's perfect for those little grocery items. Kids love little cupboards don't they? x

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  6. Hi Louana ... I think it looks fantastic with your makeover. Yes I definately wouldve removed the doors too - it just transforms it. I have an old spice rack in my wood shed which I am looking twice at now after seeing yours!!!!!

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  7. Thats a great turn around! Thumbs up :)

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  8. That is a very cool redo over...always pays to keep hold of things I say LOL.

    xxxxx

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  9. So cute!!! What a clever idea!

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  10. LOVE it! and am gutted i think when we moved i got rid of a little spice drawer thingee I picked up from an op shop thinking i was never going to actually use it! aren;'t the mini's fun :)

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