There’s a lot of ugliness in my house and garage right now–a lot of unfinished, beaten up projects and furniture badly in need of some pretty paint and stain: a stark white basement crawling with Granddaddy Long Legs, a rack of half-finished projects that I just can’t seem to find the time to complete….the list goes on.
(Not to mention a dingy-looking garage that is sorely in need of a total makeover so that it can become a proper workshop for me!)
Anyhow, here’s a look at some of the ugliness goin’ on ’round here….. Don’t you worry–when I become Super Woman, I’ll get it all done. LOL
Remember this $11.00 vanity I scored recently at the thrift store?? This is going to be my next project!
What a sad piece of furniture. Thankfully, the sadder the piece, the more shocking the outcome, don’t you think?!
Hmmm…..nothing a little wood filler can’t fix….
Good bones, y’all…..good bones. Remember dat!
So while I am itching to get started on my $11.00 vanity, let me introduce you to the project that’s kicking my butt right now:
$12.00 thrift store desk!
I’ve been working on that desk for a good 2 weeks, off-and-on. I have been making careless errors due to poor project planning and “jumping in” without realizing that some steps should probably get done first. DUH, Serena!
I’ll be posting pics of the “AFTER” in a couple days! Stay tuned….
Here’s another “mini” project I sorta got to: stripping the glue residue left over from the wallpaper removal in the hallway (thanks to the previous home owners!)
When we moved into this house, there was wallpaper EEVVVEERRYWHERE, and removing it was horrific. You gotta see the pics……In some cases, like below, we removed the wallpaer, but never finished removing the glue, so we were left with dingy, rough glue walls.
AFTER….still in need of some pictures and decor, but a HUGE difference, ya think? Oh, and a new, updated light.
Ahhh…..no pictures yet, but at least it’s looking less “crack house”–ish. LOL
If this was your basement, would you want to hang out down there?
Meh….Well, we don’t want to either.
It’s finished, but not “finished, finished.” The walls are unpainted. The floor is that hospital-grade linoleum tile. Spiders love it. And there’s no furniture down there YET.
Remember last week I mentioned on my Facebook page that I went to my first estate sale and bought a pool table? Well, we’re getting it installed and balanced next weekend!
Slate pool table!!!!!! Scored for $400 at an estate sale.
Needs paint, and LOTS of it!
My vision is a game room and hang-out spot. We’re not big entertainers, but we’d like to start having people over, and what better place to chill than by the pool table, yo??!!! I love me some pool!
So yesterday I snuck out of work (hee hee) and went to an estate sale and picked up some things I think will help turn it into a “chill” spot for entertaining:
$15 each, barstools……Of course I will be painting them.
$15 each, framed posters…ROCKY….THE GODFATHER….
It’s not fair to just show you the UGLY going on around here without showing you the PRETTY. Although I have a lot of stuff to get done around here, there are also several projects that I have accomplished, as seen below It feels good seeing things come together, regardless of how slow the process.
LIFE shouldn't be financial suicide! Thrift Diving is about finding cheap solutions to life's expenses, via thrift stores and second-hand goods: I paint used furniture and decorate my house with it....my family rocks cute thrift store clothing.....and I invest tons of DIY (do-it-yourself) home improvement hours into fixing up our old 1973 single-family home. Thrift Diving is about turning the "expensive" into the "affordable." Thanks for joining me! Happy Thrift Diving!