I hope you are having a fantastic week so far - halfway through!
I wanted to share a couple of house projects that Shea and I have done or are still working on. We are trying to make and/or DIY furniture/decor that we want in order to save money. It's been an adventure and we have definitely learned that DIY is not as easy as you think it is. It has allowed us to have good conversation and listen to some audio books. I am currently listening to The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty - she is one of my favorite authors right now!
One of our current projects is our coffee/wine bar table. Shea's father and stepmom gave us a table, coffee/wine bar cabinet, and a china cabinet. We love the style of the furniture but wanted the wood color to be different to match our decor. We did some research and headed to our local Walmart to buy the goods! Here's how it started:
Here are the products we have used/will use:
Tip: The plastic paint scrapers are not very good for removing the stain. We found that shorter, firm scrapers worked best. Screw drivers work great if you have any small, intricate details you have to get into.
Here's how it's looking right now:
We absolutely love how it has turned out. All we have left to do is to decide whether or not to stain it or just put on the clear matte finish. Once it is finished, I will post some update photos of how it looks and how we decided to decorate it. Together, we probably spent around $80. Sooo much better than buying brand new!
We also had an old, ugly refrigerator that was yellow looking. Instead of buying new, we chalkboard painted it. You can use chalk to write on it to leave quotes, grocery list, etc. So instead of spending $100s-$1000s, we spent $15.
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