This is my most recent project. Bought the chair for $5 and the table for $10? It’s been painted shabby chic style, and reupholstered. An incredible value and I wish I had room for it myself! The chair has edges scraped to expose some of the original bright paint colors. It looks amazing.
It takes a certain person to see this potential, and I think I’m her. My husband always gives me a questioning look when I grab a cheap find that looks questionable. But the finished project usually blows him away.
This old window frame I had no idea what to make with it, but I had to have it – for free! After some cleanup and a little imagination, I’ve turned it into a beautiful Full/Queen headboard. It’s still a work in progress, so this is all I got for pics…
We found this old wood head and foot board in a garbage pile. Probably from a bunkbed. Added some sideboards, white paint and walah! A darling bed for my oldest.
Sometimes it just needs some fresh paint! We found this headboard for free, painted it black and sold it with a free metal bed frame we had sitting around for years. Sold it for $30.
This headboard was my mom’s, mine and my sisters. A fresh coat of paint and I sold it for $30!
These pieces we found on Craigslist, the bed for $25 and the Hutch for $30 or so? All it needs is some paint! My daughter loves the set.
I love wood dressers, because they have so much potential. Here are a few we got for $0-15.
These two we simply cleaned inside and out. Bought for $5 Sold for $25. Bought for $15 Sold for $30.
This dresser we got for free. We added new trim piece, black paint (used wagner sprayer), and new knobs. We invested around $30. We sold it for $140!
My husband would say I have an obsession with old desks. We have 7 desks in our home, and we’ve refinished and sold a few more. Here are a few of them. They simply have to be traditional style and wood. I take care of any fixups and cleaning.
These desks were in bad shape. Each had to be completely stripped and repainted with new knobs.
And for someone’s desk, I took an old window frame and turned it into a workstation. I stained and varnished it. Found some free corkboard and free board to paint with chalkboard paint. Added hangers on the back. Cost me $3. Selling now for $30-40?? A very unique piece.
My kids would tear apart my sisters old rocking horse worth $80-100. So I got this horse of many paint colors for $2 at auction. Painted him black, added eyes and shaggy hair. The kids love it, and it certainly looks like a handsome stallion!
My toddlers needed their own “desk” for our home school room. So I found this old wooden set for $10 and I think it turned out splendidly! I found another toddler table set for $10 and painted it black. I just found 2 more chairs that match the first for only $8. What a deal for a table set that is worth $70-90. The black bookshelf in the background I got for $1. Amazing paint, that’s all I can say!
And this must run in the family, because here’s one my mom refinished for my daughter.
So don’t throw away your old furniture, pass it on or fix it up!
“One person’s trash
is another person’s treasure.”