Updated: Mar 4, 2019

Sometimes in the process of creating a makeover for an item, you discover it doesn't need one. Perhaps a make-under is appropriate. I have to admit, this one wasn't apparent to me until I was halfway through the makeover.

I picked up this fantastic bingo cage at an auction about a month ago. It was a definite Fab Find! I loved the green of the cage, the red Bakelite handle and just the overall patina.

What I didn't love was the dirty, dusty piece of plywood to which it was attached.

So I thought I would take it apart, clean the wood, coat it with a cream color chalk paint, distress it and reattach it to the bingo cage.

I snapped this photo so I could offer up a handy tip about putting any screws or hardware you remove on a project in a plastic baggie to ensure all pieces stay together in one place—you should totally do that when revamping a project...

Then I put the first coat of paint on the board and while waiting for it to dry to apply a second coat, that is when it hit me...

there it was, sitting right in front of me. The bingo cage was sitting on my work table. That is when I realized I didn't need the board at all. It looked better without it. Much better without it.

So that is my make "under" for today. I cut the dead weight and let this shine all on its own.

#bingo #bakelite #green #patina #Chalkpaint #cream #plywood #Makeover #FabFind

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.