Thrift Store Sideboard to Bedroom Dresser

Four our guest room, I wanted to get a piece of furniture with cabinets in addition to drawers for some additional storage. I had been looking at buffets and sideboards on Craigslist for a while but could never find one in decent shape for a few hundred dollars or less. On a trip to the suburbs, I drove past a thrift shop and decided to pop in.  This sideboard was buried under some old cash registers and picture frames, but was in good shape and was 20% off that day because it had a yellow sticker on it and apparently yellow was the color of the day so I got it for $80! It had one broken knob, was missing a knob, and had some scratches and nicks.

After brining it home and giving it a good sanding with a power sander, I broke out my new favorite toy – a power sprayer!  The sprayer took some getting used to – its not quite the same thing as spray paint, but it does make paint a lot more affordable.

Buffet to Dresser

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Welcome, Spring!

Spring is finally here!  I am so excited for warm weather that I wanted to personally let Spring know it was welcome at my house by placing an invitational wreath for it on my front door.

I looked at spring floral wreaths at some stores and was shocked about the pricing.  The Christmas Tree Shop – a discount store – had a basic yellow floral wreath for $40.  Forty Dollars! For some artificial flowers and twigs?? I knew I could make one a lot cheeper, and so I did!  The supplies cost $20 at A.C. Moore with a coupon for 50% off one item that was used on one of the flowers.

Making this wreath took about 15 minutes.  I started by weaving tulle around the wreath so that I would have something to help keep the flowers in place.  I didn’t want to use a glue gun for this project (mostly because I couldn’t find it) and between the tulle and the loosely intwined sticks of the wreath, I was able to weave the flower stems through enough open spaces to make them stick. I have had a few fall off but for the most part, it has held together pretty well.

How are you welcoming spring to your house?

Welcome, Spring

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