ORB to the rescue. Painting a mini dresser.

This adorable little two-drawer wooden box came from Goodwill.

Goodwill?! Don’t act too surprised peeps. U know how I feel about thrift stores… Love them 😀

In case this looks familiar to you, I originally blogged about this in my Keepin’ Myself Busy post.

First things first – clean any item before you paint it!

See that sticky stuff on top of the box? That’s where the Goodwill price tag was. Cue in the Goo Gone. Goo Gone removes any sticky residue left from price tags, etc.

I also used a damp rag to wipe it off.

Now I’m ready to paint!


One last before picture….

As usual I didn’t prime it first. I painted it with Flat black spray paint and then a light coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.



Now I can keep my office stuff in it.


Maybe I should mix it up a little with the decorating. How about some glass jars on top?


Um… NO. Cute jars. Cute wooden drawer box. NOT ca-ute together.

**Two days later…. **

I’m not really feelin’ it anymore with the office stuff. How about my bathroom?


Okay. I am kinda diggin’ this.

You can kinda see the stuff through the box, what whatevs. It’s still cute.


I bought this little Mikasa dish during my same Goodwill spree. I left it as-is. I just love Mikasa stuff.


And of course, gotta have my Bath and Body Works candle. They should pay me for advertising. Because I totally love their candles. And plug-ins. And bath products. And…


Remember these two simple rules when crafting and decorating:

1. Buy crap

2. Spray paint it


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  1. bowing down… “I”m so not worthy!” tee hee… as usual, you are rockin the spray paint! I think I’m just going to take the plunge and buy some!

  2. Love your craft rules. Buy crap and spray paint it. Awesomely simplistic. I just did both of them today!

  3. Love it! I just went to Goodwill last night and scored! I bought crap, and this weekend, I’m going to buy ORB and then I’ll post! Remember, I have to drive to the big city to buy ORB, that’s 45 minutes away!

  4. I will remember to buy crap and spray paint often.
    Your little drawer thingy is adorable. I swear that ORB spray makes anything look fabulous!!

  5. I love it! Those drawers are so cool too, great find and wonderful makeover!

  6. ORB…Where would we be without it???

  7. great Rules!! Everything is beautiful when you see it with spray paint in mind!

  8. It looks great – I really like the little cabinet – great find! I’m wondering what it would look like if you cut out some scrap book paper to placed it behind the “weaving” so it popped and hid what you had in the drawers. Just an idea. One sheet of scrapbook paper ought to do ya and it’s only like 20-50 cents each.

  9. This is very cute!

  10. “1. Buy crap

    2. Spray paint it

    No truer words have ever been spoken on the topic of crafting, or at least thrifting.
    I love how that little cutie turned out.
    I have a little drawer box for the new bathroom too.

  11. Your post made me laugh…I just love and appreciate your realness. It’s WAY beyond refreshing!

  12. The box is soooo stinkin’ cute!!

    “Buy Crap. Spray paint it. DONE.” – I LOVE IT!! 🙂 Thanks for making me smile today!

  13. oooo, i love this!! what a great way to hide office supplies or bathroom items 🙂

  14. You are super-creative!!

  15. Very cute. I love the little lattice drawers.

    And your “two simple rules” made me laugh out loud.

  16. LOL – love your crafty rules. I wish I could find cute things at the Goodwill but I rarely find anything in the way of furniture pieces.

  17. Love your motto! I just got my sister hooked on the ORB now too. How did people live before spray paint…

  18. I love this! Great job.
    Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!

  19. Wow Wow Wow
    and one more wow for your writing style

    Really its so good,love it.


  20. Hey, I linked here from remodelaholics. I was thinking if you’re concerned about the holes in the drawer showing your cotton (and maybe even if you’re not concerned) you could just cut out 2 squares of cute scrap book paper and glue it on the back.


  21. What a cute little piece! Looks great in the bathroom.

  22. By adding a bit of spray paint you now have a mini designer bathroom cabinet! Good work! I love it!

  23. Cute! I need to find something like this at goodwill!

  24. love your site! I can’t get enough of thrift stores, so many treasures,so little time! I just stopped by from TGC, and I’m so glad I did!

  25. “1. Buy crap

    2. Spray paint it”

    Words to live by.

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  26. Great motto! This little piece can more around for lots of uses. Great find!

  27. So cute! Love this! Turned out great!

  28. Looks awesome! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


  29. This is gorgeous!
    Love the ORB…great job.


  30. The box is super cute! I love the orb treatments. Fabulous! What a great find! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  31. Another amazing rescue! Thank you ORB! :mrgreen:
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!!

  32. How in the heck did I miss this post! Hmmm? I love it in the bathroom! 😀

  33. Love it! I couldn’t tell how big it was from the first picture, but once I got an idea of the size, I was all about putting it in the bathroom! Great choice. Love what you did with it. 🙂

  34. Hey Great Find!!! I saw you on house of grace… Love your blog I can’t wait to see what is coming up. I am for sure going to be your newest follower!


  35. I love it in the bathroom. I’m gonna have to keep a look out for something similar.

    Thanks for linking up!

  36. Girl you speak my language! Spray paint makes everything better! 😀

  37. Love the detail on the drawers!

  38. Very cute! Looks like the perfect item for the bathroom counter!

    Loving This Mom Stuff

  39. LOVE it!!!! I need to get me some ORB…stat! 😀

  40. perfect in your bathroom

    love to rescue STUFF too

    chriss x

  41. I thought it was a little bigger! How cool for your bathroom though!! Thanks for linking up!!

  42. Hello sweet Allison – I’m catching up from last week’s Met Monday! I love what you did with that cute box. Great rescue! Love the color and it’s perfect in the bathroom.


  43. I love this in your bathroom! Great find, and a great fix.

  44. Beautiful! You could also cut out a few squares of cardboard to fit and spray paint them to match, then slide them inside the drawers and hide the items inside.

  45. My new motto…

    Buy Crap
    Spray Paint It

    Love your blog, found it through Tip Junkie!
    Keep on Sprayin’ sista!

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