Frugal Friday – From Headboard to Console
I am re-posting this project I did in January to join the CSI Challenge Yard Sale Makeovers Party!
So if you are a follower and have already seen this post, you are now free to leave!
I would like to preface this post with a dislaimer – (are you impressed yet with my big words?)
I am not a patient person – no really. I’m not. I have things decorating my home that still have
the price tags on because I can’t wait to see how it looks in place. The upside to this is that I
can always check to see what I paid for things. The downside is it is just plain tacky. I can live
with that. So – with that out of the way I will tell you about my latest frugal makeover. I would
like to stress though that I am recommending you do what I say, not what I do.
One of the things I did in the re-do was move our entryway table to the family room.
So that left me with nothing in our entryway. (sidenote – above family room is not finished yet!)
I wanted something there and I wanted it fast and cheap (of course!)
so I set out to do some thrift store shopping.
I found this headboard at Goodwill for $15. I was worth maybe $3. But I wanted it yesterday –
and $15 is better than buying a new piece of furniture! I should have offered less at the checkstand,
but guess what? I was in a hurry!
So I loaded it in the car and brought it home.
My husband was less than impressed. He said -”it looks like it is
missing a mattress” I said – oh just you wait! I did some sanding on it, and started painting.
Here is where my haste came in again. I should have sanded it much more,
the paint did not adhere very well
because of the polyurethane finish on the piece. It also might have worked better with spray paint,
but that wasn’t what I had and I wanted to get it done. As you can see it took a few coats!
But I was starting to see my vision come to life! Our entry table is mainly a place to drop off keys
and gloves, mail and catalogs, etc. But it is also the first thing people see when they walk in the door,
so I want it to be cute. I took some pictures of the finished project this morning – but bear in mind that
I have not decided yet how I am going to decorate it. But of course – I was in a hurry to get pictures and
post about it! So I used the decor I had on the old entryway table. I think it turned out adorable,
I am very happy with it – but I do think I will put some different things out on it – maybe some
of the things I took out of my family room. (And I also need to hide the electric cords coming off of it)
I tried it out with some of my canvas bins too – and I think I like it. They would be great for gloves and sunglasses.
I should have named this post Frugal Friday disclaimer – and I do have one last one for you.. I still haven’t
painted the entire back of this piece! Once again – I am not recommending this hasty style of
re-doing things – I am just keeping it real! Thanks for stopping by!
Updating this to show my latest “restyling” of this piece! Go check it out HERE!
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