Still, I was led to the thrift shop on post a few times in search of something on the cheap that might make the apartment more homey. There wasn't much. The second time I was in there, a wooden shelf with a mirror caught my eye. It was U.G.L.Y, ugly, but I saw potential and had a plan. Plus, it was wood. I love real wood things. It was dusty and had stickers on it and looked like it had seen better days.
I would have liked to have had some chalkboard paint, but there's no such thing in the PX here. They do have spray paint though, so my plan wasn't too faltered. I picked up a can of satin black and some corkboard squares.
Hello, Vicky. Are you causing more trouble today? Mind if I take your picture? Smile. :)
I sanded the sheen off the wood, then taped paper over the mirror. Then I painted it. From there, I cut some of the cork boards to place in the middle, used glue dots to hold those in place, then covered my seam with a piece of ribbon from my craft stash. I hung it in the kitchen to keep notes and such handy. I need to find something for the top shelf, but "shopping the house" doesn't provide much when I didn't bring much with me. :( Oh well...
What do you think? I think it almost looks like an Amish man wearing his hat. But I don't let that bother me. I like it. And for three bucks plus the cost of spray paint and cork board, well, it was rather thrifty. :)