Post # 1
I have been a house owner for almost a year already but I have hardly done any new decorating (besides seasonal/holiday). This is due mainly with being busy at school, a bit hessitant to spend money, and I just can’t make decisions!
So I been looking at pinterest for DIY house decor idea, more specifically DIY FURNITURE ideas (benches, bedframes, desks, lamps, shelves).
So I want to know from the thrifty-crafty bees….what DIY projects have you done in your house…pictures are needed…and it would be helpful with a brief description on what/how you did it and how much it cost.
Post # 2
For cheap but I cute furniture I buy cheap furniture off of craigslist or the thrift store and then I paint it or sand and restain it. It’s not too difficult, a little time consuming but looks great when finished. You can order chalk or milk paint online or just use latex paint from Home Depot, I used latex on most of these. You can either spray the existing harware with a Rubbed Oil Bronze Spray or just replace them. Hobby Lobby has some cute pulls that are usually half off. Here are a few before and after pictures of projects I finished:
Post # 3
MandyT00: wow!!! DIY queen ! I really love that desk, and think you did a fab job on all these
Post # 4
KingsDaughter: Thanks!! Most of this furniture I bought pretty cheap, $12-40, and it’s all solid wood. That’s the nice thing about older furniture, it’s wood and not some composite. Just make sure all the drawers work properly! Those are not fun to fix.
Post # 5
You’re really good at refinishing furniture 🙂 That’s what I plan to do for our house, minus a new bedroom set. We’d like a full on matching set (husband hates shabby chic lol)
What stripper did you use? I used heritage once but it’s such an environment destroyer that I don’t want to use it again. Got any tips and tricks for making them look so professional?