Friday, June 10, 2022

Dollar Spot Caddy Makeover

 I can't resist shopping the Dollar Spot at Target! There are so many cute things in that section for creating fun projects. And, this little caddy was no different.

Farmhouse style is so popular & I wanted to embrace that for this project.

I first mixed Dixie Belle Paint Company's Sea Spray texture additive with the chalk mineral paint color, Gravel Road. 

The mixture should be the consistency of brownie batter.

I used an inexpensive chip brush to apply the Sea Spray mixture to the outside of the caddy. I applied it in different directions so I wouldn't get a uniform pattern. I also used the side of the bristles to tap the mixture to form peaks. Once finished, I threw the chip brush away... this isn't something you should wash down the drain.

I let the Sea Spray dry overnight. The next day I painted the caddy with the color Sawmill Gravy.

Once the paint was dry, I sanded to expose the Gravel Road color.

To add a little more interest, I added the Pallet Wood Pattern decoupage rice paper, from Dixie Belle, to the inside back of the caddy using ModPodge.

The rustic look of the paper goes perfectly with the chippy, textured look of the Sea Spray.

I added some jars filled with paint brushes & pallet knives to my caddy. Such a pretty way to display my art supplies.

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  1. Nice upcycle, Virginia, and love the pretty paper! You'd never know it was from the dollar spot now.

  2. I always look at things in the Dollar Spot at Target. It's right at the entrance to the store. I like the texture and the vintage paper that you used for this project. It turned out to be an interesting and useful item -- so different from its original, "blah" appearance.

  3. Great project. That paper you used to line the back makes the whole project. Nice, clear tutorial, too!

  4. That's a nice wood piece from the dollar spot. I love the texture you gave the caddy and the pretty rice paper ~ looks great! Be sure to share your links at the #HomeMattersParty weekly Thursday night thru Monday. Hope to see you there!

  5. Oh, that's lovely. I like the roses. It's a large caddy for your special art supplies, that's wonderful. Great job!



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