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Hey guys!

I’m back with more Goodwill Gold. I’ve decided that SWFL is a decent place for Goodwill-age. Retired people love to give their stuff away! Haha! The resale shops (you like that? Now Goodwill sounds fancy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) in my area tend to have cool stuff from time to time.

I’m also majorly color crushing on sage right now. Ugh! One of the many bathing suits I purchased this summer was also sage. I can’t get enough.

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You see him back there? Behind the DIY Dress Up Center? That typical ugly brown laminate color.

Of course I took to Pinterest to find the best way to paint over laminate without sanding, because let’s face it, sanding is awful and no one wants to do that! I found an abundance of tutorials on how to do it. They all led me to…

Primer.

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So I did. I primed every inch of that thing. I even bought some mixture that some of the tutorials said to mix in with the primer.

Then, I waited a day and painted.

Then, I made my husband help me to carry it all in the house… and I went to put the little inner shelves back in. And….

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All of my hard work wiped right off. Like, a light breeze could have removed all of the paint from the entire project. -_- yay.

Pinterest had failed me! haha.ย Seriously though, I felt betrayed.

So I had to repaint all of the areas that had scraped right off. And then I was left to decide what to do, because obviously what I had done was basically worthless.

But fret not, dear readers! I sought help with the hero of all DIYers, the tried and true of the crafting world…

mod-podge

Mod Podge.

Yes. I covered this entire thing in Matte Modge Podge. And guess what?

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It worked.

Now nothing can scathe its sage gloriousness. Not my kids NOR my 100 lb dog.

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I had a left over paint sample that I used on the cabinet door. It just seemed like it needed something to break up all the green. haha. And I still think that I’m going to change the old school hardware.

I decorated it with my favorite little boho style candle holders.

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TJ Maxx | Bath and Body Works

I crazy couponed at Bath and Body Works and got the cute little gold one for free. ๐Ÿ™‚ #winning

And yes, I know I still need a candle for the tall one. Don’t judge me!

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Oh, and this is my daughter getting all up in my biz-nass and stuffing a flip flop into one of my flats while wearing a head band around her neck??

I promise she has real toys.

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But yeah, there you have it. Cheap little Goodwill Gold TV Stand. Thumbs up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Make anything good lately?

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  • Lynnie

    Where did you buy the Mod Podge at Amanda?

    • Amanda Rinehart

      You can get Mod Podge almost anywhere Lynn! Craft stores, Target… you name it! (Not Publix though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

      • Lynnie

        Oh OK, thanks Amanda!, Don’t know why it posted me as Lynnie???? Crazy computers!

  • Lynnie

    Where did you buy the Mod Podge at Amanda?

    • Amanda Rinehart

      You can get Mod Podge almost anywhere Lynn! Craft stores, Target… you name it! (Not Publix though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

      • Lynnie

        Oh OK, thanks Amanda!, Don’t know why it posted me as Lynnie???? Crazy computers!

  • Not yet. I’m just working on making my home a home at the moment. I love that though and I’ve never though of mod podge although a lot of my friends swear by chalk paint because you can just paint it on anything. I’ve been thinking about it for a while.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Chalk paint huh?! I haven’t tried that, this was regular paint. I looked at chalk paint at Lowes and it is kind of expensive! That’s why I ended up just buying a semi matte paint instead. Maybe that would have made all the difference?

      • A lot of the ladies in my group make their own chalk paint or go the cheaper route and buy it at Walmart. Then they lock it with poly to prevent it from getting nicks and scratches just like the Mod Podge. I’m learning so much! I play to chalk paint my chest of drawers and a dresser to match a headboard I want to purchase. Give it a distressed look.

  • Not yet. I’m just working on making my home a home at the moment. I love that though and I’ve never though of mod podge although a lot of my friends swear by chalk paint because you can just paint it on anything. I’ve been thinking about it for a while.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Chalk paint huh?! I haven’t tried that, this was regular paint. I looked at chalk paint at Lowes and it is kind of expensive! That’s why I ended up just buying a semi matte paint instead. Maybe that would have made all the difference?

      • A lot of the ladies in my group make their own chalk paint or go the cheaper route and buy it at Walmart. Then they lock it with poly to prevent it from getting nicks and scratches just like the Mod Podge. I’m learning so much! I play to chalk paint my chest of drawers and a dresser to match a headboard I want to purchase. Give it a distressed look.

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    Wow, what a beautiful job. I love that cabinet!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      thank you!

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    Wow, what a beautiful job. I love that cabinet!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      thank you!

  • Emma Byers

    This is incredible, Amanda! I’m seriously impressed. Makes me feel like getting crafty.

    http://www.emmabyers.com

  • Emma Byers

    This is incredible, Amanda! I’m seriously impressed. Makes me feel like getting crafty.

    http://www.emmabyers.com

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Getting crafty is always a good idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I love thrift store finds. So fun to turn into treasures

    • Amanda Rinehart

      right?! I love cheap finds, no matter where they come from!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I love thrift store finds. So fun to turn into treasures

    • Amanda Rinehart

      right?! I love cheap finds, no matter where they come from!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Looks gorgeous! But definitely just save yourself some time/sanity and buy an electric sander in the future! It has saved me so much heartache.

  • Looks gorgeous! But definitely just save yourself some time/sanity and buy an electric sander in the future! It has saved me so much heartache.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      haha. Yeah I should probably do that. Can you sand that cheap fake wood stuff though? Its almost like particle board underneath?

  • Shann Eva

    Wow. You did an awesome job! It looks fantastic! I also love all the candle holders. And your daughter is precious. Love that face! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you! She’s a little sassy, but I love it.

  • Shann Eva

    Wow. You did an awesome job! It looks fantastic! I also love all the candle holders. And your daughter is precious. Love that face! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you! She’s a little sassy, but I love it.

  • Such an improvement! I love projects like that where you can slap some paint (and primer ๐Ÿ™‚ ) on and voila! New life for something!

  • Such an improvement! I love projects like that where you can slap some paint (and primer ๐Ÿ™‚ ) on and voila! New life for something!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      You’re right. Totally the best.

  • Jess Rey

    it looks great! Zinsser oil based primer works great on laminate furniture. This was a good post and you only get better with every painting project. Great JOB!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      That’s what I used! Idk what kinda crazy laminate this was but…nothing worked but the Mod. haha!

  • Jess Rey

    it looks great! Zinsser oil based primer works great on laminate furniture. This was a good post and you only get better with every painting project. Great JOB!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      That’s what I used! Idk what kinda crazy laminate this was but…nothing worked but the Mod. haha!

  • This is such a great idea! It’s super affordable too. I love the color you chose.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  • This is such a great idea! It’s super affordable too. I love the color you chose.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thanks. Sage obsessed over here.

  • Okay, I love the color and I LOVE that modge podge saved the day! I would have never guessed that! Way to go, lady!

  • Okay, I love the color and I LOVE that modge podge saved the day! I would have never guessed that! Way to go, lady!

  • You did such a great job. I love how the revamp turned out.

  • You did such a great job. I love how the revamp turned out.

  • That turned out really cool! Good thinking with the modgepodge fix! Sometimes DIYs don’t turn out quite right the first time.

  • That turned out really cool! Good thinking with the modgepodge fix! Sometimes DIYs don’t turn out quite right the first time.

  • What a difference! Seriously, you did such an excellent job!

  • What a difference! Seriously, you did such an excellent job!

  • Loving this DIY! You did such a great job. I’m loving that color.

  • Loving this DIY! You did such a great job. I’m loving that color.

  • This is so cute! I’m very impressed that you were able to get it to look so good. I was questioning it at the beginning. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the white detail really seals the deal!
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

    • Amanda Rinehart

      haha! I momentarily doubted things myself…

  • This is so cute! I’m very impressed that you were able to get it to look so good. I was questioning it at the beginning. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the white detail really seals the deal!
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

    • Amanda Rinehart

      haha! I momentarily doubted things myself…

  • Audrey Stowe

    wow such a transformation for the tv stand! I love it!! read your about me page and your kids are adorable!! love your motives with your blog, excited to be following it!
    xoxo Audrey

    http://www.audreymadstowe.com

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Why thank you! We can be theme buddies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Audrey Stowe

    wow such a transformation for the tv stand! I love it!! read your about me page and your kids are adorable!! love your motives with your blog, excited to be following it!
    xoxo Audrey

    http://www.audreymadstowe.com

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Why thank you! We can be theme buddies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Aidah

    Love this DIY! I would have never thought to cover it in Mod Podge, but I will now ๐Ÿ™‚

    aidahscreativelife.com

    • It was a really simple fix, the Mod Podge! Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Aidah

    Love this DIY! I would have never thought to cover it in Mod Podge, but I will now ๐Ÿ™‚

    aidahscreativelife.com

    • It was a really simple fix, the Mod Podge! Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That turned out so cute! I love the color, and the Mod Podge is genius! I love Goodwill!

  • That turned out so cute! I love the color, and the Mod Podge is genius! I love Goodwill!

    • OBSESSED with sage lately. I cant get enough. And yes, ALWAYS Mod Podge! Should have known! lol

  • No, in fact I was inspired last weekend to go out and ‘thrift’ but I didn’t find ANYTHING worth anything. Bummer. My inspiration is renewed though and I’m hoping to find a treasure this weekend. Fingers crossed. And my kids have real toys too…but I’m pretty sure they would see brilliance in shoving a flip flop into another shoe. Glad you were able to salvage all your work with some mod podge—go figure!

    • Right? I should have known… Mod Podge is always the answer.

  • No, in fact I was inspired last weekend to go out and ‘thrift’ but I didn’t find ANYTHING worth anything. Bummer. My inspiration is renewed though and I’m hoping to find a treasure this weekend. Fingers crossed. And my kids have real toys too…but I’m pretty sure they would see brilliance in shoving a flip flop into another shoe. Glad you were able to salvage all your work with some mod podge—go figure!

    • Right? I should have known… Mod Podge is always the answer.

  • MrsBarBelle

    Oh my gosh! This is fabulous! I also love that sage/mint color and am so impressed with your crafty-ness.

    • haha, thank you! I don’t get to exercise the “crafty-ness” near as much as I wish! But the sage paint was calling to me.

  • MrsBarBelle

    Oh my gosh! This is fabulous! I also love that sage/mint color and am so impressed with your crafty-ness.

    • haha, thank you! I don’t get to exercise the “crafty-ness” near as much as I wish! But the sage paint was calling to me.

  • That turned out really beautiful. Pinning this, great idea.

  • That turned out really beautiful. Pinning this, great idea.

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