This is the first in the series on how you can redecorate and be frugal at the same time.
I love to shop and I love to find new things to redecorate my house. Unfortunately my wallet does not always line up with this love. When I want to create a new look for my home, I often times have to think outside of the box- making something old into something new. Take for instance this piece of furniture. This use to house our television. I bought it when we first moved into our home 8 years ago. After 8 years, I decided we needed a change. Have you ever noticed how just moving one piece of furniture to another room in your house can make a big impact? Also isn’t it amazing what a can of spray paint can do to make things new?
Take this television stand. We took it outside and spray painted it black. Then on the panels, I took a piece of lace and taped it to the panels. I then used silver spray paint to spray through the lace to create a pattern. This is such a cool way to make a unique design.
Add a new set of knobs and now it is a brand new cabinet. All the only money I spent to give this piece new life was for the spray paint and the knobs. This cabinet now holds all my blogging stuff from reviews I need to write, to my camera, and journals for all my blog writing ideas. It now sits in a place of honor in bedroom. Check out the transformation.
Have you made something old something new? I would love to hear about your project. It may give me some ideas.
Check back next week to see how I turned one of those ugly standard entertainment centers into a sleek stand for our television.