and turned it into this.....
I first need to confess that I absolutely L*O*V*E spraypaint! It it quick, easy and cheap!
Well, my hubby was getting slightly annoyed about the fact that he'd have to do a daily hurdle over it to get to his car, so I needed a plan B......and that came in the form of a 60 degree day in the middle of February in Pennsylvania!! So I hauled out some sandpaper and another can of Rustoleum Blossom White spraypaint....
And guess what......it worked!!!
After distressing it, I took some glaze to age it. Unfortunately, I don't know what my glaze is made from. I borrowed some from my mom in an old coffee can and have been using it for 5 months! You can buy glaze at Home Depot or Lowe's and ask them to tint it.....
The glaze that I used was tinted more on the brown side than the black side, but you can see how it just brings life and depth to the piece......I just took an old T-shirt and put some glaze on it and rubbed. Another trick I use to get the right look is the dampen the rag with water...that thins the glaze and makes it easier to rub around. I just try to go with the grain of the wood and apply it heavy to the areas that I distressed.
Now for that print in the drawer! Clean out the inside of your drawer.....
Grab some scrapbook paper, a brush and some Mod Podge....
Goodwill Nightstand: $3.00
1 can White spray primer: $4.00 (but only count $2.00 because I used 1/2 can!)
1 can Rustoleum Blossom White spraypaint: $4.00 (but only count $2.00 because I only used 1/2 can!)
1 piece of scrapbook paper: Free....already had it
Mod Podge: Free....already had it
Total Cost: $7.00!
Thanks so much Nikki for sharing such a great makeover - I love the glaze it really adds to the look. Nikki has lots of projects she has done for super cheap. She did a $20 bathroom makeover you can read about here.
She also has great decorating ideas - like using old windows. You can read about that here.
So go check out her blog Thrifty Decorating and see all the other great projects she has done.