Showing posts with label auctions. Show all posts
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Sep 6, 2016

CHEAP FURNITURE MAKEOVERS from AUCTION FINDS

Before and After of a $2.00 chair.
Here is a quick post just to show a few pieces of furniture that I recently made over.
Here's a before pic of a chair that I had won 2 of for only $2.00 each. 

And here as you see above, I'd already added one star before remembering a before pic. But you get the idea.

I just stenciled on a star for one, 

then touched up edges here and there. 
And then just finished it with a brush on varnish sealer from Folk Art.

 And I basically left it like that for one.
And here's the back of the first chair.

And oh yea, I had won the little desk also for either $2 or $5, I can't find the ticket.
It was a shiny Oak color. But I sprayed it with ALMOND by Rustoleum also.
 I also made over the plain green trash can with a star too.
I didn't take a before pic of this because it was only solid green. All I did was add the stencils and brush strokes.
Here is the desk a little closer again.
I added some cute sage green check fabric to the inside of the drawer also.

The other chair I completely spray painted in ALMOND from Rustoleum paints.

Then went back and added more stenciling.



This is by far my favorite.
And I did finish this off with the same varnish sealer also.
  I love the old, true cracklings that show through.

 And take a look at this.
This is a great load of stuff I recently won from a local auction. None of the pieces shown cost me over $7.00. 
In fact, the chairs are the only thing that was $7.00. 
Before and after pic of a $2.00 end table.
The pumpkin light (works) was $2.00,
 the quilt rack was $5.00
and the red vintage metal lamp (works and heavy) was only $6.00.
It was a great night!
My proudest item of the pic is the solid wood end table in the front, far left. 
Why? Because it is solid wood, well made with good bones and it only cost me $2.00!

I guess the reason no one else wanted it was because it was just the one end table by itself and not a pair. That didn't bother me, because I knew I wanted to paint it and redo it anyways.
I choose a colonial red spray paint from WalMart in the Rustoleum brand. 
It runs a around $3.98 a can. And one can is all I needed for this size table.
Here's the before and after again, side by side.

Not shown in the last pic, but I went back and added a country star to the middle of the table in okra yellow.

But by far my favorite furniture makeover of the week was this chair:

I gave $2.00 each for these chairs. And afterwards, I put $14.99 on the one with the old crow and
$9.99 on the more plain one with the star.

And that's what's been keeping me busy these last few days that I haven't been posting much.
And all of this shown is in my craft booth at my local co-op.
Which makeover was your favorite?
See ya'll next time,
-Lisa

Oct 10, 2013

Cheap Craft Show Display Cabinet

Since I sell many little items and crafts in my Booth #555 at the Peddlers Mall, I am always in need of more shelving. And the other night at a local auction, I won this little white night stand for only $5.

Sure it needs some work, (has a top drawer missing!) but for $5 I knew I could do something with it. It's real wood, so it's sturdy. Something you don't hardly find now a days. lol.

I took one can of Walmart brand black spray paint to it.

Then just roughly sanded all the edges after it dried. I liked it like that so I left it. And where the top drawer was missing, I just stapled in a strip of black and white fabric.


I got the idea to use some pine boards because we are currently remaking our kitchen and I just laid a piece on the top of the nightstand, and liked it. So it just went from there. And believe me, I do not do exact cuts and measurements. I'm bad with that stuff, but this one still turned out good. The pine boards are really easy to cut with just a simple jig saw. I used a few more 1x3 pine boards (maybe for trim?) and kinda just doodled a little drawing, in the shape of a basic ladder, kinda. lol. and just cut cut cut until I got it to looking like a little shelf. That is what I am putting on top of the night stand to give it height and extra storage/display in my booth.
 

And here's what I came up with.
It's perfect to add extra height in my booth and the shelves, even though small, lets me add extra items! I love it.

And for the back. I went out into the garage, searching for something to make it a little bit more sturdy. And guess what I found. I had a black bookcase sitting out there holding on VHS Disney tapes. Lol. So I turned it around and removed half of the backing from that. Since it's not holding nothing great, I won't really care if it has a back or not. And I cut the cardboard type backing with regular scissors. That stuff is very thin! But it worked great!

And once again, here's the before:

 And here's the after:

 

Hope you got some inspiration from this and can maybe turn an old broken piece of furniture into something useful in your home or your craft booth!

Happy Crafting Ya'll!