I have been on a repurposing rampage. We just moved into our new rental house and I have wanted to get some furniture redone and looking good.
I have had this bookshelf forever and finally stained and polyed it. It now officially does not look ghetto anymore.
This was the find of the century. I needed a dresser for Julia's room. I went to the Goodwill Bargain Bin and found this beauty for $7. It is solid wood and very heavy. It was already primed and just needed a good coat of paint and some cool hardware.
I think it took me 90 minutes to finish it. It got a cream coat of paint and a brown glaze. The new hardware is from Home Depot.
A few weeks ago I went to a yard sale and saw this. It was a kids dresser, with a heavy coat of minty green paint.
Unfortunately, with the picture they look the same color, but they are not.
Before I started painting, Rinar added a beautiful trim to the top and bottom of the cabinet and on the edges of the two shelves. This is an easy way to really change the look of a piece and make it look expensive.
I painted the entire cabinet in a teal color, then did a green apple acrylic wash. This was an extra step, but it was totally worth it. Plus, it is really easy. I just got a small bottle of acrylic paint from Walmart, in the craft section. I put the paint in a bowl and added some water and mixed it up. Then I wiped down the cabinet in the green apple water. I finished off the paint treatment with a dark brown glaze. And I just love the look.
Here is a close up of the top drawer. I got these cute pulls at Hobby Lobby when I was in Salt Lake City.
Inside the cabinet. I lined it with some cute fabric.
I also redid these two dresser a very light tealish blue, for my boys rooms. They go so perfectly with everything else in there. Once I get the room cleaned up and totally done I will post the finished product. But it is looking totally rad.
I have several other projects I am hoping to complete in the next few weeks. I want my garage cleared out so that I can park there. Repurposing is such a fun thing to do. I get excited just thinking about it. Take something trashy and ghetto and making it wow. Stay tuned for my next round of stuff.