October 17, 2011

Garage Sale Find To Paint or Not to Paint?

I wanted to share  a small piece of furniture that I found at a garage sale for just $5! 
I have been wanting something just like this for my bathroom, under my new 
necklace hangers because I used to have ugly plastic drawers underneath
and I am sharing because I need your help! I don't know wether to paint it 
or leave it as is. I got the baskets at a garage sale for 50 cents each
and I am going to paint those for sure but am debating wether I should
paint the bookcase...

Please excuse the messy closet!! I have been wanting
to paint it and organize it like I did with my coat closet
but since it is a walk-in closet, I know it will take a while
plus it will take a good chunk of money! none of which I have
at this moment (time & money). 
I'm thinking yes, but if so what color?
white? I kind of want to go for something a little
more colorful! What do ya'll think?



  1. I would pull out a color from your bathroom to paint the shelves or go completely different and paint it your favorite color or you could paint it black...if it were in my bathroom I would paint it a robins egg blue (aka martha stewart blue aka tiffany box blue) It's my fav color...lol

    What ever color you decide to paint it I am sure it will look amazing!

  2. I LOVE IT! The best part... you only paid $5!!!! I'm really liking the teal and red color combo these days. I want to do my whole house in it but obvi can't :( So if you painted your shelf and baskets those colors...that may help fill the void I have :)

    Check out my last blog post to see what I mean.

  3. Awesome find! I say paint it--but I do love transforming things like that! You could do a light blue or maybe yellow. You could also paint the baskets! So many possibilities! Have fun!

  4. Paint it. And I'm in a white craze, so white :)

  5. I think if you painted it as the same color as the necklace hooks above it it'd really make those pieces all feel cohesive.

    Great find! :)

    Pamela @pbjstories.blogspot.com

  6. I would paint it myself. Not sure of your bathroom or bedroom colors but I'm dying to paint something yellow or teal!

  7. Thank you all so much for your suggestions!! I decided to paint it! When? I'm not sure! lol I will surprise ya'll one day!

  8. If you're going to keep the necklace hooks black then I say black. Although I think that the combo would look really good in white (the hooks and the bookcase). And I'm curious to see what color the baskets end up! :-)

  9. Hey there-I'm popping in from Southern Lovely! Great yard sale find!! I'd definitely give it a coat of paint to freshen it up a bit! But it also looks great as is!! Good luck!

  10. Great find! A little paint never hurts... it could take on a whole new fresh look. Came over via Southern Lovely.

  11. I'm all for painting furniture bright colors :) Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see you again on Wednesday!



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