Saturday, November 30, 2013

Scrap wood wall decor

A friend gave me a bunch of old fence slats. She didn't know what to do with them but I was instantly inspired!
Since I live in Florida seashells are not hard to come by. I bought these shells at a local shell store and spraypainted them white. My husband cut the wood 2" wide x 10" long. I painted them and lightly distressed the edges. 
Here the back of the wood:
Here's each individual one:

TV Stand Update

I found this solid wood tv stand for $75 on Craigslist. It has a good structure and I knew it would be perfect for my vision of a new TV  stand. 
I started painting by using primer first and the. Two coats of high hiding white paint. I let the primer dry for a whole day and let the two coats of basic white dry a whole day. 
I bought new knobs from Hobby Lobby @ $4.99 each (why are knobs so expensive??):

I distressed the edges with my electric sander. And here's the finished product:
Not too shabby... (Shabby chic, that is...)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chest of Drawers Makeover

found this water damaged, heavy as crap, chest of drawers on the side of the road. It sat in my garage for two months before I touched it. I wasn't in love with HHR chest but you can't beat free! 

Painted it antique white:

I wasn't satisfied with it being plain white. So I painted an anchor on it. This stuff is really popular in my beach town. I think the anchor gives the boring chest a unique touch. 

Teal Dresser Makeover

I got this dresser for free. I'm not a fan of anything laminate but free is free! It's amazing what a few coats of paint can do.