I found this little gem yesterday (at my favourite thrift shop of course)...for $2.50. I mean, c'mon....what can you ever buy for $2.50? A latte? Maybe a muffin? In this case, a hideous little dark brown/shiny cabinet full of potential :) I am so awful at remembering to take "before" pictures!!! I just can never wait to get stuck right in, and it's usually because I'm trying to get a whole piece finished during naptime. Today I was lucky...I got it done! And it looks so darn cute in Toby's bedroom.
I mixed up another "custom" colour, from leftover paint cans in the garage. It was a mix of baby blue/black/white/celery green. I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
To add a little interest, I taped off a sort of "checkerboard" design on the top, and painted it with my favourite blue-grey colour from the dining hutch.
I sanded the edges for a distressed look, and added these gorgeous Anthro knobs I found on sale for $2.95! I showed Toby the three different sets of knobs I had to use, and he picked these ones :) He said they matched the best. Haha....I love how my boy can coordinate a furniture re-do!
I think it fits in perfectly in his room! Right under the cute little wooden vintage coat/hat rack I found a few weeks back (yes..you guessed it...thrift shop again). It's hand painted and I love it!
Total cost : $8.40 :)
I sometimes share my projects at: Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday, Beyond the Picket Fence (Wednesday), Funky Junk, My Backyard Eden( Wednesday) , Tatertots and Jello (Weekend wrap-up), Somewhat Simple (Thursday), Seven Thirty Three (Thursday), My Romantic Home (Friday), Miss Mustard Seed (Furniture Friday), Fingerprints on the Fridge (Friday)