Before I begin the tale of my adventures in yard shopping, I would first like to express my gratitude to the people of my city who faithfully every spring and fall put their unwanted furniture and home items out on the curb for city cleanup.
Much to my husband glee, my adventures in Yard Shopping started about 3 years ago. Who knew creeping around people’s curbs could be so rewarding! Read more
I am here today to share with you the tale of two mirrors, both great makeovers that involved spray paint and stickers.
As I start wrapping up my series from the Mort Family Project, I would like to share a few more mini makeovers with you.
I had been wanting to turn something into a lamp for a while now. It’s one of those projects you see on the DIY/home-improvement shows and think, “That’s a cool/inexpensive/easy project that I could do” type of thing. The problem was I could never find anything that was cool or inexpensive enough to try and do it myself. Read more
Say hello to my little friend! This adorable little table was sitting all alone at goodwill and all they needed was $5.00 for me to be able to take it home! But it needed a makeover…(brace yourself)
When I brought it home orange was my first and only color choice, because for some reason, that color just works for me right now. I gave it a really good sanding with medium grit sandpaper to get rid of the shine, and also gave it a good scrubbing. I really believe these are very important steps, when I don’t do them, bad things happen.
I used rustolium primer and paint, the color was Orange in Satin, and against my normal rules opted to spray it instead of rolling it on. If this table was bigger, I would have used a roller.
This is a pretty simple makeover project and took me about an afternoon to finish. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry! I have used it as a plant stand and it would work great next to a big comfy chair to hold a lamp and drink.
Have you had any good scores at goodwill lately?