Over 18 months ago, we moved across the country and planted roots in Florida. We sold a lot of our furniture and lived with family for a few months. When the time came to move to our own place, I started hunting for cheap furniture to paint, update, whatever... money was very tight at that time and I was scrambling to make a rental house feel like our home in a city that was foreign to me. If you've ever been in this situation, you know the feelings I was experiencing. So, enough mushy-gushy stuff....
I found this end table/nightstand at a garage sale for $5.
And this four-drawer chest at the same yard sale for $8. I know it says $10 on the price tag, but I talked them down! :)
And this coffee table was free- lying beside a dumpster at an apartment complex.
With the help of my parents, sandpaper, paint, new knobs and a lot of time, we transformed these three pieces to work for our home. They make our house cozy and also served a practical purpose.
This piece needed new baseboards around the bottom, new paint and new knobs. It was probably the easiest piece of the three.
This four-drawer chest got new trim around all the drawers, as some were in pretty bad shape. My dad actually rebuilt one drawer all together. Obviously, it got new paint and hardware, too!
And the coffee table... there was originally no drawer when I
found rescued this beauty. So, my dad built a "fake" drawer (just the front plate) on it, and we attached a knob.
And for anyone who may be wondering, the paint color is Coffee Bean by Eddie Bauer. Happy Painting!