DIY: Thrift Store Coffee Table goes Glam

March 23rd, 2009

I circle the local thrift stores like a vulture.  Last week at the St. Vincent de Paul, I saw an abused coffee table with a beveled glass top and really great potential. 

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The price tag read $25.  I walked away.  I came back two days later to bargain, and she was still there, but marked down to $17.  Yay for me!

I wrestled this puppy into my car with the help of my mom (thanks Mom!) and gingerly drove home, far below the speed limit and while biting my fingernails, cause I could hear that glass rattling in the back.  (I guess we should have asked for more duct tape.) At home, I prepped it for its spray paint makeover.  Read the rest of this entry »

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DIY: No Sew Fabric Valance

March 23rd, 2009

Many window treatment companies offer fabric valances for hundreds of dollars.  A (plain basic) valance from Smith and Noble similar to my final product was featured for $260. 

I am transitioning our bonus room from a toddler playroom into a media/game/art room.  I have chosen spice colors in burnt orange, green, espresso, and cream as the base colors to blend with the rest of our home.  I found a plaid lined 84” curtain at our local Bed, Bath and Beyond store on clearance for $15.  I liked the fabric for its color scheme, its lining, and its price!  (This fabric would cost twice as much by the yard without any lining at a fabric store.) Read the rest of this entry »

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