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Friday, March 12, 2010

My Whatchamacallit: The After



Last week when I found this gorgeous gold thingy for only $4.00 at Goodwill, I snatched it up faster than you can say "What the heck is that?" & dreamt of this transformation all the way home. Then, I gave you all this sneak peek last Friday & asked for your take on its past life.

Here's a little reminder of how she looked when we first met.


Well, I still don't know for sure what it was, but I do know what it is now: My New Fabulous Jewelry Cabinet.


Here she is in her new home in my closet.






The makeover process included a can of white gloss spray paint, a couple of thin pieces of wood cut to size & covered with exactly $5 worth of this truly divine Candice Olson $50-a-yard fabric that I got on sale, & a few little screw-in hooks. That's it, Y'all!

Every girl needs one of these fabulous whatchamacallits...and if I ever find another one, I'll let you know.



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51 comments:

  1. It's amazing what spray paint can do! I have to be honest Julie, I'm not sure I would have picked that up and taken it home, but you had a great vision and look what it is now! Adorable! Oh, and isn't Candice Olson just "Divine"? Love her!

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  2. I love this! I would have totally passed that at the Goodwill, but what you did with it is amazing. Super cute!

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  3. So pretty. I love it and I want one!

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  4. Coming over from the Shabby Nest. This is fabulous! What an amazing transformation! New follower now! =)

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  5. Oooh, how pretty! This is amazing, good eye and great job!

    -Ann Marie

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  6. I want a fabulous whatchamacallit! :) Love that...great job!

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  7. I can't even tell you how jealous I am of that beauty!!! I LOOVE it and I want it! :D

    Great job!!

    -jessica (visiting from the shabby nest party!)

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  8. Whoa nellie, that is awesome! You made your Whatchamacallit beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. So beautiful, i love it! Good work.

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  10. it turned out awesome. thanks for sharing!!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Great job, Julie!!

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  12. So glamorous - how fun! Would you consider following on my Networked Blog? Thanks.

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  13. LOVE your blog! I am visiting from "New Friend Friday at TGC"! Sooo hello friend!

    I LOVE organizing and hope to do quite a few posts soon with some of my ideas.

    I also LOVE to find a great bargin at Goodwill!

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love it. It turned out wonderful.

    Rebecca

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  15. You did a great job repurposing that "whatchamacalit"! Its so perfect for jewelry!

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  16. This is so pretty! I wish I could find something like that at Goodwill.

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  17. I found your blog after the chatting at the sky linky comment. =)
    thx for commenting!
    I love your decorating ideas on your blog -
    the diaper budget decorating especially!

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  18. so good! I love this idea...but where in the world would I ever find something like this...You are a visionary...keep it up it is inspiring:)

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  19. That turned out absolutely brilliant!! What a cool thingamabob - and lucky you to find it and know what to transform it into...

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  20. It's lovely. Judging by the inside I'd say it was a triptych cabinet and that it once housed three images or pictures.

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  21. Wow! Absolutely perfect idea! Love it :)

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  22. well that was truly unique, what a treat to see it.

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  23. What a great find and a great job at redoing it! Looks great.

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  24. AWESOME! I love this thingamabob!! Great use of it and Candice would be proud!

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  25. Way to repurpose that thrifty find. Totally cute as a jewelry holder.

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  26. Looks like you found a great new identity for it!

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  27. Ahhhh...how PRETTY! Luv how you painted her and turned her into a jewelry holder! Hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  28. I love that you painted it white! It's so Fabulous! Love the fabric and hooks too!

    Jody

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  29. She totally would have been mine!! Rhonda

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it in white - great use for a watchamacalit!! Now I want one!

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  31. Now that is just cool! Great vision!

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  32. Truly awesome! Great vision!
    *hugs*deb

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  33. After seeing what you did here, I am praying that God will direct me to one of these that I can use as a jewelry cabinet. I think you've done a fantastic job with it. It's beautiful!

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  34. I found one of these at a junk store last year. I bought it and put it in storage with the rest of my 'treasures'. LOL I have been planning on getting to it one day and now you have really inspired me. I love your blog and I just starting following. Whenever I re-do mine, I will let you know. Thanks. Come by sometimes.

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  35. Wow!! That is awesome! I want one! :)

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  36. What a great idea!! I have never seen a cabinet like that in all my thrifting days (which is quite a few!)

    Happy Easter!
    mary

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  37. Wow! It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing and for checking out my transformation too!

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  38. Wow! That is an amazing transformation. It looks beautiful! :o) You have a good eye!
    Sincerely ~ Trish

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  39. Ooooooh, so beautiful!!! *.*

    Daniela from Italy

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  40. Wow, what a unique piece to find!! And what a beautiful transformation!

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  41. My heart is all a-flutter!! I so, so, so love this. SO beautiful!

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  42. I think your watchamacalit is beautiful. I am still looking for the perfect watchmacalit for all my jewelry. Doubt I will find one of these, however once again inspiration, that I can turn just about anything into the perfect jewelry organizer. Thanks Julie!!

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  43. Fabulous! You really turned this into something both pretty and practical.

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  44. Love it! White is SOOOOOO much better than that nasty gold/brass! What a great idea to turn it into a jewelry box! BTW, visiting from CSI!

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  45. I absolutely love it, and wish I had the same thing. What a fabulous one of a kind piece :)

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