Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Work Never Stops

Lately I've been slightly obsessed with Goodwill and Thrift store shopping.  I'm constantly looking for things I can repurpose or spray paint.  A couple months ago I found a record cabinet for R.  I forgot to take a before picture but R has been working on it.
Don't you love this color?!  It's fabulous!

The plan is to spray paint dark brown over the turquoise color and then distress. Should be fabulous!
Record cabinet: $8
Spray paint: $15
Can't wait to have this awesome piece to put R's record player on.  He's been working really hard on this!

This is what i have been working on.

This chair started out that awful green color.  I'm thinking black distressed, although I may do a fun undertone to it.  I clearly haven't been working as hard as R! The chair does have a seat and will get recovered with some cute fabric that has yet to be found.
Thrift store chair: $7.50

If you want some tips and tricks on how to get a great finish check out The Design Confidential Finishing School. She will guide you step by step how to get the perfect finish for your furniture project.

What are crafts are you working on?  Do you have the perfect object that is itching for primer?  Are you scrapbooking all your summer fun?  I want to hear what you are doing! 

I'll keep you updated about the finished projects!

More adventures to come!


denise said...

Jen~You should also check out
They have a really good ebook that I bought and downloaded. You should see the armoire that B and I refinished!!

Emster said...

Love your new projects!!! Can't wait to see finished product!! When money permits, I am going to re-do the seats to our dining room table with a fun fabric. It is older than me and needs some updating!!

Jen @ said...

What fun finds! I love the lines on that chair. And LOVE that blue cabinet - so pretty!