Monday, March 12, 2012

A little something I did over the weekend...

Since we moved into our new rental home last month, Kevin and I have been trying to find ways to spruce up the place without upsetting the landlord or breaking our budget!  Here are a few little things we did over the weekend to make our office look a little less rented...

We found this chair in the crawl space under our house. It was pretty ugly but Kevin sanded it down and spray painted it white while I upholstered the top using THIS tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous. Total cost: $10 (for spray paint and fabric, we had everything else!)

We also fixed up this old shelf that our downstairs neighbor (from our first apartment in Chicago) gave us. It was warm outside so I took it to the driveway and gave it a good sanding before using the same spray paint we used on the chair to give it some life. After the paint dried, I rubbed some sandpaper over the edges to give it an aged look. Then Kevin screwed little hooks into the bottom for me and voila!

We FINALLY have a place to hang all the running medals we've accumulated over the years! Best part, it only cost $2 for the hooks! We had everything else on hand.

What "trash to treasure" projects have you been working on lately? I would love to hear about them!


  1. They turned out so nice Naomi! That should blend in real well with the painting we did and give it a nice finished touch! You are amazing girl!

  2. Dude, you rock! I want you and Kevin to spend a month at my house doing neato DIY project and fixing up my craft room. Please? pretty please?