Monday, July 18, 2011

Better Afters

I love D.I.!!! It's definitely hit or miss but I have had some amazing finds!

Before... $25 for both
After... Chair for my bedroom!
After... Chair for the entryway

Before... $2
After... Now my perfume tray!
Before... $15
After... End table
Before... $10

After... My new headboard!

Before... $10
After... End table!
I don't have a before, but this was only $2 at a yard sale!
These were here when we moved in... no before pic, but they had ugly brown wood and yucky maroon covering
$15 on craigslist for both... not bad before but how adorable are they now?!
Dresser from Brian's mom... boring brown before
Nightstand from Brian's grandparents... again, boring brown before :)
And my favorite find so far! Before... $15

After... Entertainment center!
Love the detailing!
I spray painted everything, very easy! Spray paint is $3 a bottle at Wal Mart and there's this sweet spray paint for hardware there too! I Mod Podged fabric scraps onto the perfume tray and colorful chairs, and it was suprisingly easy to cover the stools and the green and blue chairs.... staple guns are magical! And best of all, I'm able to furnish my house on a budget! (Brian likes that part :) Check out "Better After" and "Classy Clutter" for great tips on re-doing furniture... Be careful though, it's addicting!!!


Paityn said...

They are all obviously amazing! But that last one is awesome. I love it! Great job bre.

Tasha said...

Wow, you are so talented! Awesome work!

Brooke and Jared said...

I wish you could come redo some of my furniture, I love what you did!

Kipp and Ashlee said...

You crafty girls amaze me! Awesome job! They all look so good.

Stephanie said...

LOVE IT!! Wow you are on a roll with projects! (I'm jealous actually) And what the heck, I never have that good of luck at DI!

Jarrett and Sydni said...

Love it BreAnna!!! Wow I want to come see all of this in real life, so inspiring:)

Kimberly said...

Awesome! Makes me really miss DI. I'm just not a crafty girl-so I'm in awe of what you've managed to accomplish. I just can't see the end from the beginning when it comes to re purposing...

Tori said...

Great job! Watch KSL too. I have found amazing deals there too. I picked up a large Broyhill coffee table in excellent condition for $20. I found it's twin end table and an identical coffee table a few months later (total coincidence) for $50 total. I took the extra coffee table and turned it into a TV stand for the basement. I haven't ventured into the painting yet only because I like them the way they are and they are in great condition.

Anyway, after all KSL :)

Kathleen and Jeramey said...

I cannot even believe your crafty-ness! You're amazing!

morgan said...

You are amazing! Good job on everything!! You make me want to go D.I.-ing and yard selling to find some things to try out! :)