Old Becomes New

A newly found hobby of mine has become repurposing old furniture.  It is amazing how beautiful a beat up old table can become with a little work and a can of paint.  We have recently raked in the goods at our house and I feel like I’ve won the furniture lottery (more posts coming soon).  Today’s post will be dedicated to an awesome Craig’s List find.  There are a few places in our house that I have been looking to fill but need to keep it cheap, yet beautiful. One of those places is our dining room.  We have a great marble dining table in our dining room but the poor thing is all alone.  I wanted some sort of serving table and had scoured Craig’s List for a couple weeks hoping something would jump out at me and this beautiful dresser and I met one fateful Saturday afternoon.  It was listed for $35 and I couldn’t believe it.  I thought it was absolutely gorgeous and after talking it over with the husband, we decided to see if it was still available.  My savvy hubby talked them down to $25 and we were on the way to pick it up an hour away. 

After sanding:                                                     

In it’s new home:

We sanded, painted, and then gave it an antique look by taking a little sand paper to the edges and added some pewter hardware.  It is a beautifully crafted and solid piece of furniture and I feel lucky to have it in my home.  The total cost for this project, including hardware, was around $65.  What do you think?  I’d love to hear about any furniture remodels in your home!


  1. […] God has been good to us in many ways and one of them was blessing us with lots of free furniture:)  Everything else I listed above was given to us or found on Craigslist {don’t be scared of Craigslist!}.  You can read about how we scored all that stuff here, here, and here.  […]

  2. […] short and sweet but we’re excited about our newest find.  You read about our Craigslist buffet for the dining room way back when, and how we swapped out our kitchen rug using the thrifty site, […]

  3. […] me talking about our dining room inspiration and wanting to add an oversized piece of artwork above our buffet like this […]

  4. […] details on our barn style wainscoting, silverware art, barn door shelf, curtains {here and here}, buffet {blast from the past post}, and see my original inspiration board here, but today I’m going to […]

  5. […] can read some totally lame posts from 2010 about the burlap runner and distressed buffet that we scored of Craigslist {ignore the random frame and unstyled top-it’s much fancier these […]

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