Tuesday, 27 September 2016

DIY Painted and Découpaged Shelf

     This shelf used to a plain, dated, unfinished pine. I found it sitting around in our basement and was going to donate it, but decided I should try my hand at modernizing it.
So I got to work- sanding the surface by hand with sandpaper, ***varnishing all the knots so that they don't bleed through, and priming and painting it in Para melamine furniture paint white (on hand). 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

World's Easiest Upcycle and an Amazing Goodwill Find!

I found this beauty at Goodwill for $20....A couple saw it in my cart and offered to pay me $40 if I'd let them have it- so surprising! But I couldn't give it up, I had the perfect vision for it.

DIY Picture Wall On the Cheap

Monday, 19 September 2016

Incredibly Easy DIY Curtains

On my back door in my house we have a really awkward tiny window I always wanted to update. But I was at a loss of what to do with it, as its a strange looking double thick window that really more than anything I just wanted to hide. I love what I've seen of people putting contact paper on their windows, but it wasn't an option here because that window is just so ugly. I refused a before picture, that's how bad it and the out-dated single panel curtain on it were.

DIY Vintage Mid-Century Modern Style Nightstand

A Furniture Makeover!

I desperately needed a new nightstand (bedside table, whatever you'd like to call it), so I scoured Kijiji* constantly, with filters on price because of a small budget. I ended up finding this beautiful little diamond in the rough- a mid-century modern looking piece, incredibly well made but with a dated dark laminate finish with solid wood legs for $20. Cute with a hint of ew.
             *if you're American, Kijiji is like Craigslist, if you're from the UK, Kijiji is like GumTree... If you're from none of the above, I'd love to know what similar resell websites are in your part of the globe!