Come see how we transformed this $1.99 Goodwill find:
First thing's first: I cleaned this sucker until I felt like I could kiss it!
Goodwill is great, but I am a total germ freak--everything's gotta be cleaned. I used dryer sheets to get the lint/dirt/dust out of every spot and area, and used a razor to trim the excess fabric on the bottom side of each shelf. After that, I used antibacterial wipes to clean the wood and also the metal brackets.
Next I removed the pins from the brackets and separated the two shelves to prep for painting.
Then I spray painted the brackets and nails in silver, metallic paint.
While those were drying, I went ahead and sanded the wooden shelves to prep for painting. Using just regular acrylic paint, I covered the shelves in 2 coats for an even finish. Then I grabbed some scrapbook paper I got from Michael's and measured the bottom of the shelf. Using scissors I cut it to fit, and then lightly dabbed Mod Podge onto the center of the shelf and placed the scrapbook paper down on top of it.
What was your most recent, inexpensive Goodwill transformation? We would love to know!