We are a week into 2014! I really don't make formal resolutions. I think about things I want to do better…you know …the usual: lose weight, eat better, read more, knit more, be more patient, get organized…..
My biggest goal right now is to get my thrifty finds gathering dust in the garage and stashed everywhere new life!
The biggest projects in line by far are these gems! Here are my Thrifty Projects for 2014!
We just picked up this French buffet that is over 50 years old up from Craig's List over the weekend. It is so stinking heavy, and I am just in love with it! I am excited to be sharing it soon in its finished state, back story and new location in our home. I've been working on it this week. It was $99, down form the original $400 asking price. Believe me…the $99 was a steal!
Up next are 3 pieces that will round out an upstairs reading nook on the landing.
I bought this chair for $7.50 a while back from a local thrift store. It is upholstered + has a zippered slip cover. It is sturdy and comfy! I plan to paint the exposed wood and drum roll…..attempt a slip cover. Notice that I said attempt! I hope you will follow along as I tackle something I've wanted to try for years, but too scared to jump right in!
The next 2 pieces were bought in December.
This French styled chair with the leather seat was $40 from the Restore. I thought I was going to get into a sparring match over it! I'm just going to paint the wood. I'm not sure about the leather yet. It is really in excellent shape. In the house it looks more neutral and champagne colored. I may just leave the leather and skip upholstery. If I do the upholstery route…its will be a DIY. The $8 framed art is history. The frame has been painted and the insert turned into a chalkboard. I'll be sharing it soon!
Lastly, is the round ottoman for $10.50 from Goodwill. Again, I'll be either upholstering or doing a slip cover. I have sewn a box pleated slip cover before and it wasn't that bad. Josie is checking it out!
You know I prefer the French Country use of color in our home. This upstairs landing area will probably be my little contribution to the neutral/white decor world! I'm sure there will be a little color pop in it though!
It is my goal to have all 4 of these pieces complete this year! I have a little less than 12 months! I think it will be easier than losing weight! I think the French leather chair will be next!
Next week I'll be participating in this tour party!
I hope you have a great weekend!!!!
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