I’ve been gathering ideas and supplies for our home office / craft room makeover for a few months. I’ve found a number of items at my local Goodwill that will work great with a little paint and some creativity. I’m creating a space using a peacock color palette along with several peacock decor pieces. This Card Holder Thrift Store Find Upcycle was the first project. A little paint and some peacock embellishments have it fitting in nicely.
The letter sorter was only .99 at Goodwill. It needed a little cleaning with TSP before painting.
Once I had it cleaned, I gave it two coats of Waverly Peacock Chalk Paint.
I sprayed it with Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish to avoid scratching the paint away.
One of the items I’ve purchased while building up my stash of supplies for the room makeover was a package of peacock adornments. I purchased these at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts.
I used three of the small feathers and one of the large feathers to embellish the holder. They are hot glued in place.
I plan on using this to hold note cards that I send from time to time.
I’m enjoying finding ways to incorporate the peacock theme into this space. The room currently has a Tuscan look to it, but I need the space to be brighter. It also needs a more cohesive look to the furniture pieces.
I’m using a color palette of gray, shades of blue, and green. I’ll also use some gold accents.
My plans for the room makeover include:
- Painting Walls — Behr Cosmic Quest Paint and Primer in One
- Painting Desk — Shade of white tbd
- Replacing Small Computer Desk with work table painted to match large desk
- Painting File Cabinet to match
- Replacing Armoire with Printer Cabinet painted to match
- Replacing Area Rug
- Replacing Curtains
- Replacing Wall Art
- Adding Peacock Accessories
This is going to be a time consuming project, but I’m excited to get started. Creating the accent pieces is the easy part and I’ll be sharing those as I complete them. I’ll also be posting updates on the room as I work to give it a fresh, bright makeover.
This card holder upcycle was a quick and easy way to begin the room makeover.
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