Here are two before and afters.
|Not bad for $8 at Goodwill.|
|Looked like someone had a blast scratching|
something all over it.
|$10 off Craigslist|
|$5 knob from Hobby Lobby at 1/2 off - $2.50!|
With each, all it took was some sanding, painting, and updating hardware. Sometimes I get a new knob or handle or I just spray paint the old one if it is a style I like. The drawer pull on the first table, I did spray paint it because I couldn't find a new one that had the same distance from the screws. In the end, I like it sprayed brushed nickel!
So.... the next time you see a little table or chair that has seen better days, give it a chance! With a little sanding, painting, and tlc, it may become your favorite piece yet!
Have you ever found a piece and given it a new life? Have you ever passed on a piece of furniture only to regret it later? I have numerous times. My new motto is.... get it when you see it! It might not be there tomorrow once you are done justifying it in your head!