DIY: Dresser Transformation

Hey Guys! Today's post is a DIY dresser transformation. So this dresser was an unexpected find, I was driving through a residential neighborhood and saw this dresser sitting on the curb with a for sale sign. I scored this dresser for $30 which was a great deal considering it is solid wood. Originally it was a light colored unstained wood but it had some sticker residue and crayon marks on it. So I stained it this dark color you see in the picture and added new knobs. This was years ago so this dresser has been through a lot, one cross country move and one local move. So it was time for a fresh new look, first I started by cleaning the dresser off with just a damp rag and then dried it off with a dry rag. I removed the knobs and drawers and used my sander with an 80 grit sandpaper to remove the old stain. After sanding, I wiped the excessive saw dust off with a dry rag and went back through it with my sander again this time using 100 grit sandpaper just to smooth is … [Read more...]

Furniture Makeover | Nightstand

Hey Guys! Today's post is a DIY furniture makeover on a pair of nightstands. (This post only shows one nightstand because why show you same thing twice?) First I started out with a pair of nightstands that I bought off of Craigslist for $5 each. Here is what they looked like when I bought them. The first step is to wipe down the furniture, you want your piece to be free from any dust or debris. I took a damp rag and wiped it down and then a dry rag to dry it off. After about 1o minutes I began sanding my piece. I have an electric sander and I used 220 grit sandpaper. The reason for the sanding process is because this nightstand was already stained and had a protective coat on it. I wanted to sand it down a bit to remove that protective coat so that my paint would stick. My nightstands were very low to the ground and I wanted to bring them up a bit so I went on Amazon and found a set of furniture feet. I ended spray painting them with this matte gray color. I … [Read more...]

DIY | Starburst Mirror

Hey Guys! I am back with another DIY project. This time I created a DIY Starburst Mirror, this is an easy and inexpensive diy project. It looks gorgeous and expensive and it only cost me under $15 to make! Materials Used: Charger Plate - Dollar Tree Cost: $1 Round Mirror - Michael's Cost: $2.99 Dowels 2 packs- Wal Mart Cost: $0.97 each Glue Gun (had already on hand) Glue Sticks (had already on hand) but you can get a pack from the Dollar Tree for $1 Darice Bling on a Roll - Wal Mart $2.97 (I already had this on hand) Mini Mirrors - Michael's Cost $1.99 for a pack of 25 Valspar Primer Spay Paint - The Home Depot Cost $3.98 (I already had this on hand) Circular Wood - Michael's Cost: $1.97 Saw Hooks - The Home Depot Cost $3.98 for a pack of 2 Total I paid (minus items I had on hand) $13.87   First take your charger plate and something with a small circular shape that you can trace on the back of the charger plate.   You … [Read more...]

DIY Throw Pillows | Decor

Hey Guys! The next project in my daughter's room makeover includes some DIY Throw Pillows for her bed. If you missed my first project click here to see my DIY bulletin board. I searched online for some DIY ideas that were simple, sleek and pretty. I couldn't find any that piqued my interest so I decided to come up with my own design. I started out with purchasing 4 matching throw pillows for $20 on Craigslist score! Next while at my local Ikea I picked two GURLI cushion covers in the color gray. Then I headed to my local Wal Mart to find something to jazz up my pillows with. In the craft section, I found this Darice Bling on a Roll in the color silver. You get 2 yards for $2.97. I decided to cut each strip Next once I figured out what designed I wanted to do on the pillow covers. I pinned the trim down in place and began hand stitching. This process was tedious and time consuming, not gonna lie. I did most of while lounging around the house watching … [Read more...]