Here is what it looked like before I "re-fashioned" it:
|Its late here so the natural lighting is minimal- Ill post a nicer image tomorrow.|
In the image above it looks very cherry red but it was actually a slightly burnt orange red. Pretty, but our living room is mostly yellow, grey and burgundy except for that mint green chair. It sounds like a lot of colors, but its actually not. Its all in the curtains and pillows! Anyway I bought a can of Sunshine Yellow spray paint and this is what it looks like now:
I love the yellow against the white furniture, which by the way is another piece I got at a thrift store and painted. It was a scratched up brown wood. I painted it with an eggshell finish white called Popcorn. No scratches to be seen and it looks a lot more modern than it did. I completely forgot to get a before of the hutch. Sorry!
And that dog painting?! I ALSO got that at a thrift store this weekend. Im a crazy dog lady so its perfect for me. I even have a Shih Tzu! Now I just need to find something to replace my bird paintings. I like them but I think I will move them to another spot in the house soon.
One last picture. This is a hutch I got from my neighbors garage sale for $2. Yep seriously. $2. I painted it white to match everything else and put new updated hardware on the drawers and cupboard doors. Its perfect for our foyer.
|Night time lighting again.|
So instead of shopping for new items that cost a lot, consider checking out thrift stores for a couple weeks. Look for shape and design and remember that you can always paint things and change out the hardware on things like drawers and whatnot. It can save you a ton of money!