Sunday, September 27, 2009

One man's trash ....

Nate's been working hard in our workshop, aka, our second bedroom. We found this dresser and night stand at a garage sale for $15. Nate went to Home Depot and spent about $45 on new handles, stain, sand paper and paint brushes. So for $60 total, we have beautiful new furniture for our bedroom. Here are the before and after pictures. I think he did a GREAT job and we saved a ton of money! Imagine how much we would had spent at RC Willey for this stuff.

Another one of our great finds was this vanity from the DI. We bought it for about $45 and we ended up using most of the leftover supplies from the dresser and night stand. Since Nate worked grave yard this week, he had tons of time to work on it. He sanded this puppy on all day on Tuesady from 11 am to about 6pm. All I can say is WOW! That's a long day. It looks so awesome. We have one more thing to do before it's finished. We need to find a mirror that fits the frame. If anyone knows where we might find a place to get specially sized mirrors for cheap, please let us know!






What do you think?












20 comments:

Ashlee and Nathanael said...

Great job! That's a LOT of work staining all of that wood. They look great.

Denise said...

I think you found yourself a good one! Nice work Nate

Lesley said...

Nicole! That is GORGEOUS! I can't believe how beautiful that stain turned out. It must have been a ton of work, and his fingers must have cramped for days, but the payoff is so so worth it! I LOVE the shape and style of that vanity. How cool that you found three neat pieces that just needed a little TLC to become so gorgeous.

amelia and crew said...

How awesome to be married to such a handy-man. They're gorgeous!

Dianne said...

They look amazing!

Christina said...

Those look great! Nice job!

Angela said...

SERIOUSLY! Nate is just Mr. Fix-it! Lucky you. I think they look awesome!

marilynl said...

They all look beautiful! This is the way to get great furniture at prices that won't kill you. I think you just need to get several glass places to give you bids and then bite the bullet and spend the money for the mirror. It will be worth the price after all the work Nate has put in. Mmmmmmmm. I have a front door that need sanding and painting. Just a little teeny hint!

Amy said...

wow! that looks awesome...it's very inspiring. I got a kitchen table at a garage sale on Friday that we are almost done refinishing. Seeing your finished project gives me hope :)

Lindsay said...

That is awesome...the furniture looks great! How cool that Nate is so handy!

The Muries said...

That is awesome! you should call a glass shop and check prices we found that the one here is pretty cheap.

Les said...

Those look so beautiful! He did a great job!!

The ABC's said...

Very pretty!!! :) He did an awesome job! I'm all in to the refurbishing of things! So much cheaper and you can make them look amazing and brand new! It was sure fun to see you guys and spend a little time with you! Keep us posted on the house hunting! Love you guys!

T-Ray said...

Wow! That is awesome. Nate did a great job. Brent loves restoring furniture, so I am sure that is something we will be doing a lot of. Seeing this makes me very excited about it.

Bev said...

So impressive! Nicole you are one lucky lady!

politicchic6 said...

Nate is one handy man, that is all I have to say. You guys should have a reality show where you find other people's junk and make it a treasure. I would watch that show.

Brian and Courtni said...

awesome! nate seriously did a great job. unfortunately, that is not a talent we have at our household :-) can we hire him?

Jackie said...

I love it. Great work! Great stain color.

Gabriel and Amber Spencer said...

Nicole! I love your blog. Guess what? I watched our dance from the rs presidency years at Janelle's house and DIED laughing. We were home for a visit. You've got to see it sometime. Anyway, miss you. You look great!
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MommaMcCarthy said...

Soooooo awesome! I love these kind of projects. They always get me super revved up to do something thrifty like make drapes out of a prom dress or something :D