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Goodwill find and redo!

Posted on February 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Last weekend a friend and I ventured out to hit up a few resale stores and Goodwills. We didnt find ANYTHING at ANY of the stores that hit - UNTIL the very last store. I wasnt 100% sold on my item, but at $1.79: it wasnt like I was I would regret the choice for days or anything lol!

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Heres my score!

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Its ok. You should be jealous!

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First things first - pull everything apart to see whats what.

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I spray painted the frame and mat a pure glossy white to cover up the dings and scratches. While that was drying I had to get that horrible southwest print thingy outta there! I think they used crazy glue to anchor that thing to a huge piece of foam.. it was a MESS!

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After some firm scraping and picking it was allll cleaned up!

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I used some scrapbook paper and roll on glue to hide the old mess that was leftover from all the scraping.

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Wanna see what my art room/table looks like?.. its not pretty..

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I decided I wanted to use some of the sea urchins that I found when we went to Florida last year. I gave them a good scrub down to wash off any sand that was still hanging on.

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I thought I wanted to use a starfish in the middle, but decided it didnt show up very well with the back round paper.

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In the end I decided to go with some old printing press letters that spells out 'ocean'. I had to paint them with a light coating of white paint to make the letters stand out better.

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I hot glued everything in place and put it all back together!

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Its final resting place ended up being on our new bookshelf in the bedroom. It looks quite nice if I do say so myself!

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In the end the only cost was for the piece itself. I already had everything else - not to bad right? Do you have any great Goodwill finds that you have redone?!

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