Weathered Storage Tower From Rooster Decor – Trash to Treasure


 

Hi friends!  Today is the first of a new monthly series where a few other bloggers and I each transform an item from a thrift store or yard sale.  I promise – it will be fun and inspiring!

I got this rooster storage tower awhile ago and I knew I could paint it and transform it into something less rooster-y.

Trash to Treasure Makeover: Weathered Rustic Storage Tower from Rooster Decor. girlinthegarage.net

First, I removed the drawers and lightly sanded the roosters.  I painted everything in some leftover brown paint I already had.

To give it some extra character, I decided to add numbers to the drawers.  I had to make my own stencil so I printed the numbers onto cardstock and cut them out.  Then I traced a number onto each drawer and painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey.

Trash to Treasure Makeover: Weathered Rustic Storage Tower from Rooster Decor. girlinthegarage.net

Since it was missing a few knobs, I removed the others and glued on new wooden knobs from Hobby Lobby.  I also painted the knobs and dry brushed the entire piece for a weathered rustic (kind of industrial) look.  (HERE is my tutorial for dry brushing.)

Trash to Treasure Makeover: Weathered Rustic Storage Tower from Rooster Decor. girlinthegarage.net

And here is the final look:

Trash to Treasure Makeover: Weathered Rustic Storage Tower from Rooster Decor. girlinthegarage.net

Trash to Treasure Makeover: Weathered Rustic Storage Tower from Rooster Decor. girlinthegarage.net

You can read about my suitcase dresser (IKEA Rast hack) from the photo above HERE.

I still need to put a light coat of clear wax on it – but it’s looking pretty good!

Trash to Treasure Makeover: Weathered Rustic Storage Tower from Rooster Decor. girlinthegarage.net

Not bad for starting out as rooster decor, right?  Here’s a before/after comparison:

Trash to Treasure Makeover: Weathered Rustic Storage Tower from Rooster Decor. girlinthegarage.net

Have you seen any storage boxes lately at the thrift store that need a makeover?

Jen


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And since this is a blog hop, next hop over to my friends’ blogs to see their trash to treasure makeovers (the Before photos are below- just click their name to visit their project).  Enjoy!

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6 Comments on Weathered Storage Tower From Rooster Decor – Trash to Treasure

  1. Lauren
    July 14, 2015 at 8:39 am (3 years ago)

    No. way! I have a storage tower very similar to this that I’d planned to do an industrial look on too. I love how yours turned out, Jen! Makes me even more eager to tackle my own. I love how you styled it too.
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  2. Kim
    July 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks awesome! Love the color.

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  3. Alicia
    February 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I never find cool stuff like that when I go to the Thrift stores. LOL. Looks great.

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