Friday, May 27, 2011

Seeing Red

Remember this inspiration board I put together for the master bedroom?  I've made a little progress on it.  I'll give you a's's not the pillow.
I found this lil' guy at my neighbor's yard sale for $3. I had heard from another neighbor that there would be furniture there and I had been stalking  diligently looking out the window waiting for them to start.  As soon as I saw them setting up I bolted calmly walked over and grabbed him up (the table, not my neighbor).  I only had a $10 bill and she had to give me all her $1's as change. I think I upset her a little.  Oops. was a typical, sad little night stand that had seen better days.  I didn't take pictures of the process because I know you all have been there, done that, or at least have read about it.  So I'll just tell ya real quick.  Sanded it down, beat it up a little, put two coats of red on it (imagine it looking BRIGHT SHINY red), then finished it off with a brown glaze (craft paint mixed with water).

And here he is.

The glaze picked up the damage I did quite well.  : )

This was my first experience with glazing a piece of furniture, and unfortunately I didn't realize how messy it would be.  I ruined my favorite pair of pajama pants.

I guess that's what I get for being too lazy excited about finishing it to get dressed.

I had everything I needed for this, so the total cost of transformation was $3.

I suppose the sacrifice of the pajama pants was worth it.

Oh, and in other news, I stopped by the paint store to get my free sample of Benjamin Moore paint (pink for Halie's room) and while I was waiting on them to mix it I checked out the "oops" section.  Found the perfect shade of green for the headboard for this room for 2.50.  Yipee!  I love a great bargain!

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  1. Very cute stand! I like it! You seem to have a knack for finding those bargains. :)

  2. Lovely, lovely!
    It will be perfect for your bedroom redo! Another awesome project by Stephanie. :)

  3. What a great color! and a great deal!

    she shouldn't have been upset with the heck can anyone have less than $10 in $1s at a yard sale, lol! Esp. at the very beginning!

  4. Sacrificing the PJ pants was well worth it! I love your new red table. I'd love to know what paint you used because it's gorgeous!

  5. I saw you on Creative Bloggers Party. I'm your newest public follower. I love how this table turned out. And the bedroom make-over too. I would appreciate you following back I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.


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