Monday, May 23, 2011

Thrifty Spring Projects!

Ahhhh, long time no blog! Hopefully I will be making up for that from now on! I wanted to share my recent thrifty projects with you!

This stool was quite hideous when I spied it at the thrift store, but for $5.00 I knew it was worth taking a chance on and could probably be transformed into something a bit nicer! A little bit of paint and some fabric (from a thrifted sheet, of course) and done!

Love those shabby wheels!

Next up I used 2 ladders I found at the Habitat Re-Store for $3.99 each! I love that place! The wood top was behind my washer and dryer when we moved in so I hung on to it, thinking it might find a purpose someday.

I painted everything a lovely pale gray (its almost white but with a touch of gray), rubbed some glazing medium that I mixed with brown on, wiped off and then sealed with a glossy sealer. Screwed it all together and voila!

Added a few accessories and flowers from the yard...
...and now I have the perfect little table for my bay window!

Our house epitomizes "work in progress". We moved in a year ago this month and I have been taking some time letting this 1928 spanish style home "speak to me" so I can figure out which way it wants to be decorated. Not to mention, I am on a tight, tight budget. I will be posting more photos and projects on a regular basis. I've been working on the kitchen and master bedroom so look for those photos next!

I am linking up to some great blogs!


SixBalloons said...

I really love the ladder table and what you did with the finish. Are you worried about the stool wheels on your floors? We seem to have the same oak hardwood and tend to be a bit paranoid about wheels.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Susan Catmull said...

Fabulous work with that table. Love it!