The Great Upcycle Challenge- Gritgoods

Hi Friends,

This is the final project from  The Great Upcycle Challenge.

This challenge was to transform a previously owned item into a great upcycled treasure. The item could be one that was acquired from a vintage store, thrift store, or antique store. It could  also use an item that you found abandoned on the side of the road.  The cost of the item and materials used to transform the upcycle couldn’t exceed $15.00. Monday, I showed you how I upcycled a “left for  trash table” to a really stylish piece of furniture.  On Wednesday Griffin showed you how to turn woodland creatures into towel holders.

Today Margaret Goodson of Gritgoods Jewelry  will show you how she turned kitchen cabinets to a jewelry display that she could use at home or to display her jewelry at a store.   Margaret creates genuine stone clusters, unique links with unlikely pairings of stones and accents. Here are some of my favorite pieces.

Black Lava Rock Necklace

Black Lava Rock & Gold Pyrite Cluster

earringsSterling Earrings

So, it was very clever of Margaret to create a piece that she could actually use for her business.  Now, it’s time for the Gritgoods upcycle.

The Great Upcycle Challenge


I am Margaret of Gritgood and this is my upcyle…

I picked up these panels from the Re-store down the street. They are old kitchen cabinet doors. I wanted something white and solid wood so I could put nails in it. 



Sand and prime each panel.
Use tape and poster board to cover up panels.


Spray paint with metallic silver and let dry.


Print logo and cut out with scissors.

Carefully place onto boards, cover and tape again then spray paint blue.

Turn over and screw on hinge.

Hammer in nails.


Hang jewelry :)



old cabinet doors x2 = 5.00

spray paint x2 = 8.00

hinges (pack of 2) = 2.00

nails – already owned


Plans: I can use this as display anywhere: in my home for my personal collection; in a store display; or for booth display for an arts festival.

 Yeeha! I finished!

This concludes The Great Up challenge week. Lets recap.

The Great Upcycle roundup

1. Table by Paper & Fox

2. Woodland Towel Holders by The Design Itch

3. Jewelry Display by Gritgoods

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Three great projects all under $15. It just proves that you don’t need a lot of money to have pretty things.  I am totally ready to upcycle something right now.

Until Next Time, Carmody

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2 Responses to The Great Upcycle Challenge- Gritgoods

  1. Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) June 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    Wow this is pretty neat!! Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} June 25, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    Very cool!

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