Turning what you have into what you need, is a little secret that will save you money.
This will take you back a few years, do you recognize what this is or was originally?
Well your right if you guessed an old dresser/vanity that came with many waterbed sets. LOL!!! I told you it was back there aways.
This particular one was originally that honey pine color, that we use to see so much of.
At one time, I decided it would make a good buffet. However I didn’t care for the color so I sanded it down a bit, dry brushed it with creamy white paint and covered it with an old varathane that we had, and it gave it an aging look.
I think it was because the varathane was so old. LOL!
Many people would comment on our “antique piece” how old it must be and how pretty it was. Of course I loved telling them the true story behind it.
As years went on we decided we no longer wanted the top, so we put it on the curb and now someone else is enjoying it.
Consequently the bottom piece became the work horse to support our larger table that I shared about here.
Because of the extra space on top it was able to hold lots of pies and yummy desserts. I guess you could say it grew into a legit buffet. 🙂
On the front doors of the buffet, shows a little tip that I try to do sometimes in decorating.
I put fabric on the decorative spaces in the doors with Modge podge, and then match it somewhere else.
That kind of makes a flowing through your room or home.
I could have chosen to put it on the drawer fronts, make chair covers or whatever depending on how much of that fabric I want in my room or home.
Later when we wanted to change it, I just took a cloth with hot water and scrubbed a bit.
Therefore it loosened it up some and I was able to pull it off.
Wanting a new look to go with the blue theme, I applied a new fabric that matched the cupboard in this room. It began turning into just what I needed.
Added a few accessories that I made or bought and it was carrying on as a wonderful workhorse that keeps giving.
It certainly is turning what you have into what you need.
I hope this has given you some ideas of your own.
Please feel free to share them.