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!