Sarah from Funcycled planned to refinish a mid-century modern dresser and wanted to do something outside-the-box. She came across West Elm’s patchwork dresser and new it would be the perfect look for her dresser. Sarah and her husband got to work sanding the dresser, painting the box white, and then staining the drawers in a variety of finishes. I love the contrast of the crisp white paint and stain. This is such a fun, statement-making piece!
Lisa from The Salt Marsh Cottage needed a work table for her projects and was happy to find the perfect one. Woohoo! Unfortunately, the $999 price tag wasn’t anywhere near what she could afford. Boohoo! Lisa instead decided to rework an outdated desk she had been trying to sell on Craigslist. With some leftover paint, Danish Oil stain, and new hardware, she was able to get the look she wanted for a total investment of less than $20.
Aly from Entirely Eventful Day loves the function and industrial look of trunk coffee tables. The price was the only thing holding her back from owning one until she found a way to get one for FREE by transforming Grandpa’s old tool chest. With a cleaning, sanding, and staining, Aly finally got her beloved trunk coffee table and brought new life to a family piece that was going to be discarded!
Virginia from LiveLoveDIY is a super frugal gal who loves thrift store excursions. On one of her trips, she came across a little, outdated wooden desk for $20. It reminded Virginia of a gorgeous $2000 vanity she’d just seen at Crate &Barrel. Virginia knew just what to do and transformed the piece with some high gloss black paint and a sleek chrome handle.
While shopping at a local thrift store, Kate of Centsational Girl happened upon this little chest that was calling out for a makeover. She thought the piece would be perfect for her husband’s office and happily toted it home for twenty bucks. In order to preserve the beautiful wooden drawer fronts but cover up the [...Read More]
Kristi from KrisKraft really loved the look of a reclaimed wood table from Restoration Hardware but didn’t have the extra cash to buy it. Instead she refabbed her existing table to have a lighter, more raw finish with some gray and walnut stain. I love how Kristi brightened the space with the lighter wood tone [...Read More]
Amy from A Nest For All Seasons purchased an old wood box that once held silver at the thrift store for only thirty cents. After seeing Ballard’s beautiful campaign box table, the light bulb went off, and Amy made her own custom campaign box that she adores. Amy’s table design comes complete with birch branch [...Read More]
Ann from Stylish Once Again found a wooden plant stand at a garage sale for only $5. It was in sad shape and required a little gluing and sanding. With a fresh coat of off white paint and a bit of distressing, it has a new vintage feel. This little lady is currently looking for [...Read More]