Monday, September 16, 2013

Thrifty Redos

Good Afternoon everyone.  I hope that you all had a great weekend.  Third week into school and we already caught a cold.  We spent the whole weekend locked up inside our house trying to recuperate. Gotta love children and all the germs they bring home with them huh? GRRR...

On to the fun stuff...

I found both of these little guys at a local thrift shop. 


I wanted to paint the mirror on the wall hanger with chalk board paint, but I accidently broke the mirror, so I just went with out.

Here is the after.

I painted it with a some aqua paint that I had on hand and just distressed it.  I did remove the hardware first.  I just soaked it in vinegar for about 30 minutes.  Very easy. 

Here is the little table.

Even though I used chalk paint on it, it was very shiny, so I made sure that I sanded it very well.  Next I painted it in black paint and then gave it a coat of grey paint.  Then I used a stencil that I had for the top, and then I distressed it.

I have a question for you gals.  Have any of you ever held a sale at your house?  I was thinking of doing a yard sale with all my fun finds.  My concern is that people would be turned off by higher prices.  I would love to hear about your experiences.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Small Navy Dresser

Good afternoon everyone!  I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend.  We had an extremely lazy one.  On Saturday, I took a shower and got back into my PJ's.  It was just what I needed to get ready for the busy week we have ahead of us!

I bought this little dresser at a local thrift store.  I love small dressers.  They are by far my favorite thing to work on.  This little guy didn't have much detail.  I thought he would be cute for a little boy's room. 

Here is the before.

And the after.

I gave it two coats of homemade chalk paint in a blue that I had on hand.  It was an oops sample from Lowes.  I added the stars to give it a little punch.  There are absolutely no details on this dresser, so it needed a little something.  Then I put a black glaze on it, and sanded it down with a 320 grit sandpaper.

This little dresser was fun to do.  It was kind of out of my comfort zone.  I think sometimes it's good to try new things.