Repurpose Your Furniture and Save

I have a love-hate relationship with this piece of furniture.  I discovered this tower of drawers tucked away in our guest bedroom after my hubby and I had been married a couple of months (he owned a home before we were even dating.)  I decided I wanted to paint these drawers red.  I did.  They turned out pink.  I coated the pink with more paint to make it RED.  It didn’t work.  See picture below.

Due to the salmon/pink color I decided to sand the whole piece.  It took a million hours.  Okay, It probably took me about 15 hours of hard labor, but it felt like a million.  Now, I have this wonderful set of drawers that we keep small objects in.  I’m pretty sure it is supposed be a cd holder.  Who keeps boxes of cd’s anymore?  Look around your house.  I’m sure there are items you could spruce up and repurpose.

Repurpose Your Furniture and Save

I have wanted a sideboard for my dining room for a long time. I’ve dreamed about this for three whole years, in fact! As a new bride, I had no PLACE to store any dishes, because I lived in a house with a shoe-box sized kitchen. I looked on-line. I thought about saving up for it, but in the end I could not even imagine spending that kind of money on a piece of furniture. So, I waited. Then we moved to a different state.

Now, I have a delightful regular size kitchen. I can no longer touch both walls with outstretched arms. I still wanted a side-board, though. So, I got creative.

The dresser pictured above is from one of my husband’s friends. Apparently, the friend wanted to throw it out. My hubby stepped in. Now, I have a side-board! Many people comment on this piece! I didn’t pay a DIME for it. Think about how much THAT saved me! Repurposing saved at least $600!

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