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I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

New Loves...

I have found two new things I love.
1-The Classifieds
and
2-spray paint
Mix these together & you have cute/cheap furniture!

Here are a few projects we finished up this summer....
I needed a dresser/changing table for Sophie's room.

I found this dresser on KSL classifieds for 20 bucks. It is definitely older, but it was just the size & style I was looking for.
I was going to stain it, but that didn't work. So we just spray painted it a dark brown color. Then we lightly sanded & sprayed on a Polycrylic spray to protect it.
The color matched her other furniture perfectly.

It was just the size I needed & was such a cute shape.

Older furniture always has more detail.

It's working great as a changing table for now!

After this worked out so well. I found another great piece for 20 bucks!

This one looked awful, but it was so unique. I loved that it had cupboards & drawers.
We sanded this a little and wiped on this liquid that claims there is no need to sand. We had to spray a few coats of primer...it had some red & black paint showing through.

Then we spray painted it white.

We used the original hardware, I just sprayed it a bronze color.


  I love the legs on this piece. I love the older furniture because once again, it has more detail.

I just finished a table for my hallway, nightstands & another piece for my bedroom. I'll show pictures soon.

I'm now searching for a desk for Zack & Tyler's room.
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Reno and Organization
http://renoandreorginization.blogspot.com

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http://www.domestically-speaking.com/



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12 comments:

  1. Love the white cupboard, I like a lot of detail too.

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  2. Hi Sally! Saw your post on Kristen's Creations. What great transformations! Love what you have done! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

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  3. Awesome transformations! I love when I find a piece of furniture for cheap!

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  4. I love that white cupboard!!! Soooo pretty!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  5. Great job on those redos!!
    Newest follower from the Homemaker on a Dime blog hop!
    Would love for you to link up to Show & Share that I cohost on Wednesdays!!
    http://vintagegwen.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks amazing and for only $20 bucks.. wow! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win up to $100 in mdf craft goodies @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/mr-woody-giveaway-win-up-to-100-in.html

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  7. Hi,

    New follower from the blog hop please comes follow me back :)
    http://lifewithtwinsandadramaqueen.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such a gorgeous transformation! I love it! Thanks for sharing this at the Crazy Cute party! See you next week! We're gonna have a giveaway next week! :D

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  9. I featured this post today on my blog! Come check it out! ;D

    Www.betweenuandme.com

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  10. I love both these pieces. I'm contemplating spray painting something similar in size to the first piece. How many cans did you use and what type/brand of paint? Reaaaalllly curious, if you can remember. Thanks so much!

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  11. I absolutely love both pieces that you have redone and I look forward to seeing the rest!

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  12. These are fabulous finds! It’s amazing how junk could turn into something awesome with spray paint and DIY touches. Whenever I feel like changing the color or theme of my room, I just spray paint some of my furniture and voila -- instant transformation! With your post, I suddenly have the urge to go thrift-shopping and spray-painting. =)

    Mathew Bergeron

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