Old Becomes New
|December 15, 2010||Posted by Jessie under Before and After, Dining Room, Paint|
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.
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!