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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bedroom Furniture Redo for $1.00!!

Okay, so what do you do when you have a room full of furniture that does not match?? Well, if you are like me, and don't really have $1,000 extra to spend on a new bedroom set, you work with what you have. We had these three pieces.

The dresser was my husband's from before we were married; the night stand was given to us, and the little table I bought at a yard sale for $1.00.

As you can see none of them match, but I knew they had potential!!  So, what did I do??

First I removed all of the hardware, and then started sanding.  You can see my little sander on top of the night stand.  I must say that the sander has become one of my favorite tools.

After sanding, I painted.  The table and night stand only took two coats, but for some odd reason the dresser took 5 coats.  After they were all dry, I took a piece of sand paper and distressed all of the edges on the furniture.

Although it still is not a complete set, at least they are all the same color, and match the colors in our room.

The total cost for this project was $1.00.  That's right.  The furniture we already had (the $1.00 is from the yard sale table).  The paint that I used was left over from other projects, as was the sand paper. 

Here are the before and after shots of each piece!!

The $1.00 table!!

The night stand!! I need to find new knobs for the drawer.

The dresser.  I left off the half circle plates that were originally under the handles.  I have a project in mind for those.

So, what projects are you working on??

If you want to see some other really neat Thrifty projects, check out Thrifty Thursday over at Tales from Bloggerativille!!


Audra said...

This is a great show of how to use what you have to create a great look. Amazing what a little face lift will do to a piece of furniture, now you have a new suite and it was a major Frugal Score.

Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Wow! That is thrifting at it's best. I wouldn't mind a bedroom set for $1.00. I've wanted to paint my pine set for a year or so but I'm still too chicken!