My cheap-ness has officially struck a new level. Last spring, I took trash I found off the curb. This year, I pulled it out of a dumpster.
I couldn’t help it. We had a few houses of college girls move out of the neighborhood, and I noticed they were throwing EVERYTHING out. I mean everything. Bedding, shoes, DVDs and furniture. I pulled out a beautiful dark wood table and gifted it to one of the sorority girls I advise. I took out some never opened Billy Banks workout dvds. I wish I would have worn size 8 shoes, because there were some awesome leather boots in there. I also took out a large black vase full of fake flowers (that still had the tags on them). I left it sitting in the garage for a while until I decided how I wanted to paint it. Even once I decided, I wasn’t fully convinced it would turn out. But guess what? I LOVE how it looks…
I took my left over silver spray paint from the fish scale wall art, and sprayed the bottom 4 inches. After that, I taped it off and used white paint I had leftover from the house. Spray paint would have been easier, but I wanted to use stuff I already had. It took a handful of coats to cover the black, but it did work.
I went to Hobby Lobby to get the burlap flowers (40% off) and the twiggy things were actually in the vase when I pulled it out of the dumpster. I settled on the white paint, because I want to be able to change it out for the seasons without having it clash. I originally wanted to do a bright color, but kept going back to the classic white. The silver was a last-minute decision, because the spray paint was next to the white paint.
I really didn’t think it would turn out this well and am extremely happy with how it turned out!
What color would you have gone with?
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