Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thrift Store Finds: Before and After

A few weeks ago I posted this picture of things I found while thrift shopping.  I finally finished most of what I had planned to complete.

I found this for $15 at the Habitat for Humanity.  I painted it Amber Wheat from Valspar.  I love the built in magazine rack!

I painted this using Swim from Valspar, and then used sandpaper to distress all over.

 I used Swim from valspar and white on this end table.
 I found this stencil at Wal-Mart and randomly stenciled over the top.

I had a really hard time deciding what to do with my 12 pane window.  I decided to put a different piece of scrapbook paper behind each pane.  I plan on adding pictures to the front and displaying it in my dining room :)



Overall, i was happy with how it all turned out!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Triple Dresser Makeover

I found 3 of these dressers at the Habitat for Humanity Restore for $30 each.  The bottom drawer is missing because I started painting it before I remembered to take a picture. Oops!  I had fun experimenting with the colors on each dresser.

For this dresser I used mustard yellow on the drawers, and gray on the outside.

I decided to add some stripes on top. I love stripes!

For this dresser, i painted the drawers light pink and the outside white.  I painted some brown miniwax stain on top of the pink and wiped most of it off for a more distressed look.  

The last dresser was painted using white and 5 different shades of blue.  I went to Lowes and found paint sample cards that were very close in color, each shade being slightly darker than the color before. I bought a sample of each shade for $3 each at Lowes. 

I painted the top drawer white, and then got darker with each drawer going down. 

Added stripes on top!  I think this one would be perfect for a little boy's room.

I Link To:
DIY by DesignEmbracing ChangeSomewhat SimpleThe 36th AvenueThe Shabby Creek CottageHouse of the HepworthsFinding FabulousFive Days Five WaysAt the Picket FenceThe Shabby NestNaptime CraftersCraftionaryMiss Mustard Seed

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cabinet Door Towel Holder

I found a ton of old cabinet doors at the Habitat for Humanity Restore for $2 each.  If you've never been to the Habitat for Humanity, you should check it out.  I can usually find something there to fix up, and the money goes toward a great cause.   

This cabinet door was a little more unique than other that I've seen before because it had 2 sections instead of just one.  

After brainstorming on what I could make, this is what I ended up with!  I decided to paint the top with chalkboard paint.  On the bottom section, I mod podged scrapbook paper, and then screwed in some hooks that I found at Lowes.  I painted the outside frame with turquoise paint, and then distressed it a little bit.  I think it would look great in a bathroom to hang towels, or an entry way to hang coats, hats, backpacks, etc.

I link to these parties:
The 36th AvenueSomewhat SimpleThe Shabby Creek CottageHouse of the HepworthsFive Days Five WaysChic on a Shoestring DecoratingCraftionaryNaptime CraftersCraft EnvyGingerbreadHey What's for Dinner MomI Heart NaptimeClassy ClutterFunky Junk InteriorsBe Different Act NormalSerendipity and SpiceC.R.A.F.T.DebbiedoosKampen LaneHomemaker on a DimeBoogieboard CottageSarah Dawn Designs

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