Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Giving furniture new life

We have a fun piece of furniture in our house we affectionately call the "ghetto dresser". It has been in one room or another (the garage) for the last 15 years. We call it a dresser but it's actually a commode or chamber pot. If you don't know what that is it is a little cabinet that they used before they had indoor plumbing. There was a little pot that went in the bottom part of it that you would use as a toilet at night and hide in the cute little dresser. Gross but kind of historic/cool.  I got it from my grandma after she passed away and at one time it also belonged to my mom. It has been in the same state for the last 20 years of being half refinished and kind of falling apart, hence ghetto dresser.
We use the ghetto dresser as out TV stand in out main living room. We thought about buying something new but I figured I could use some leftover paint from the dresser to spruce it up. If it didn't turn out that was ok because it had seen better days. Well it turned out awesome. We threw on some paint, new handles and where the doors used to be that had fallen off added a cute little curtain. I made two curtains because I can't decide which I like better. The whole project took 1 1/2 hours from start to finish since it was a nice warm day and total cost was under $10.

I also hit up Marshall's a few days ago and they were having a huge clearance sale to get ready for summer. I got the cutest little picture for under $3 a piece with the lowest price on being .59. A few nails and I have a cute little hallway art collection for around $12. Love it! and even more fun because they have bee's on them. I have a little thing for bee's.

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