Sunday, June 19, 2011

{cheap pedicure}

I performed a little pedicure of sorts on our Craigslist find china cabinet today. See...its feet were in need of a little bit of TLC...


Can't quite tell from that photo? Let me zoom in a bit for you...


Yeah...kinda scary. Including that dust bunny I just spotted. Note to self...dust underneath your furniture. {It is empty because I moved it today...keep on reading to see an after shot filled with my pretties}

Considering this piece isn't solid wood and cost us only $90, I wasn't too worried about finding a perfect way to perk up these tired feet. I figured it wasn't anything a little craft paint can't fix. So I picked up three different shades of brown at Hobby Lobby for $1 a piece, and hoped that one of them, or a mixture of the three, would match the wood tone of the feet.


And luckily two of them were close to a perfect match! So I used a bit of each color and mixed the two so it wasn't all one solid color. And here is the after...


Not too shabby, huh? And it took me all of five minutes, literally.

Cheapest.pedicure.ever. :)

And do ya see some of my yard sale find dinnerware in there? I think it is happy in its new home.


 Have you done any simple projects with a big impact this weekend? I'd love to hear about them!

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9 comments:

Susan said...

I love your milk glass plates! I have been trying to find milk glass plates, but have been unsuccessful! I have a huge collection of Milk Glass though!

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

great job!
and the inside of that cabinet is absolutely lovely!!

Dee said...

The cabinet looks fantastic! Well done and clever you! ;)

katie said...

I can't even tell you how much I love the cabinet and everything you have inside of it! Beautiful. Great job!

Nicky said...

ohhh ... this is fantastic!... love your plates inside this lovely piece too!

mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings said...

oh wowza! That project is fabulous! And I love all of the pretties you have inside- just beautiful!

Mindie Hilton said...

Beutiufl Mandy!

I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
Hope to see you soon.
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come strut your stuff

Cailan said...

love this cute eclectic look - so homey :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Happy Monday!

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