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Getting thrifty

Relationship books/people always seem to suggest that relationships work better when the two of you come from similar financial  backgrounds and/or have similar views about money and finance. See, I told you. Well, luckily, Camaron and I have very similar ideas when it comes to spending money (well, as far as I can tell right now:) ), so when we wanted to furbish our apartment, it was nice to know that we were both down for hitting up the thrift stores. I totally believe in thrifting -if you do it right. Thrifting a chair= right on. Thrifting lingerie= oh my puke. We needed a kitchen table/chairs and a couch (although I will always miss eating lunch on the floor). We found a sweet table/chairs through some friends for quite a steal (ca-ching!), then we found a huge/awesome/comfy couch in great condition at a little family thrift store for a major steal (ca-ca-ca-ching!). Through the search, we came upon a nice little coffee table at Goodwill; It was only $13, so we snatched that one right up. It was in good condition, but it had that honey wood color that was big in the 90s. So it became my first big project of the home:) We bought some spray paint, and then last Saturday I went to town on that little table.

I forgot to take a "before" picture, but I found a picture that the table is in. Behold its before-ness:



After:
Check out that heavenly glow ...and that heavenly man:)




I sanded all of the shiny finish off first, then painted it a burgundy color. I then went over the burgundy with black. A lot of black (I've never painted furniture before with spray paint, so I'm sure there was an easier way to do it, but oh well). Then I went back over the edges with a little bit of sand paper so some of the burgundy would show through (You know, gives it that antique-like feel). And voila!

Entranced by Percy Jackson ...and our awesome "new" coffee table


3 comments

  1. oooh I like it! I love me a good thrifty deal too (minus things like lingerie, underwear, bras or other nasty things you see for sale at goodwill)

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  2. Camaron really does look heavenly in that picture!

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  3. you can do my furniture anytime. percy jackson is pretty good. HP is way better and so is fablehaven, but at least percy got me to finally understand something of greek mythology

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