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
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 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.
I linked this up to:

Reno and Organization

Domestically Speaking

Tutorials and Tips

The DIY Show Off


Share Your Creations

Somewhat Simple

Pink Hippo Party

Manic Mother

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


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

  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!

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

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


  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!!

  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 @

  7. Hi,

    New follower from the blog hop please comes follow me back :)

  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

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

  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!

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

  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