I like to do projects around here that I can really use, so while working with some of the brands I work with on a regular basis, like FrogTape®, I’m always trying to put on my thinking cap in how I can update and repurpose something to actually use in my house and highlight a product too. So, this month’s FrogTape® project is a small one, but one that was a lot of fun to do. Thriftstore repurposing ideas are creative and cheap.
I had my makeup brushes in a little plastic tortoiseshell cup on my dresser and these brushes have been in this cup FOREVER. There’s no telling how long I’ve had that thing! But, it was getting too small and all my brushes didn’t fit in there anymore without spilling out, so I put on my creative hat and went to the Goodwill thriftstore, cause you know I still love to do that.
I found this ugly little ceramic cup thing, with a ribbon running through it. It was the right size, about 6” high and I thought it would work well for my brushes. 75 cents at Goodwill. Isn’t is a beauty? After scrubbing it down really good with soap and water, I got busy with paint.
I’ll show you all the steps I took to do this project. I think it looks so cute now!
First, I took it outside and sprayed with a good Zinsser primer to cover all the yellow.
Next step, was a coat of Heirloom White satin spray paint, also my fave off white spray paint.
I went inside and while watching TV, taped my stripes on there with my handy FrogTape®. I taped just to the edge of each of those notches and tried to keep my lines pretty straight and even. I had to work in sections because it overlaps and you want to let one area dry well before you start on the next one. With PaintBlock® technology, it really does create straight and crisp lines.
So, I spaced around the cup, taping and painting until it was all done. I just used leftover Annie Sloan paint and wall paint for this project, so nothing out of pocket. As soon as I painted the stripes, I ripped off the tape, letting it all dry well before I moved to the next section.
And here it is after all the stripes were done. Some of them are a little opaque, which was fine with me. All of these colors are in my bedroom and flow well together.
I used 2 shades of blue, a green and khaki color. Then sealed it all with Valspar gloss clear sealer.
I have some ribbon stashed around and found a pretty blue satin that fit in the slots perfectly.
And here it is sitting on my vanity table now. Plenty of room for all the brushes and it looks cute too! To elevate the brushes more, I added some rice to the bottom of the cup and the brushes just sit in there on top, all handy and ready for use.
So, that’s my Frogtape® project this month, hope this got you inspired once again with the POWER of paint and how you can virtually change anything with paint. My fave home improvement weapon, paint does wonders for everything.
Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for FrogTape® and receive compensation for completing projects for Frogtape®. All opinions, projects, and ideas are based on my own experience.