So I have a new obsession. DIY home decor. For those of you who are out of the loop, DIY stands for 'do it yourself'. Don't worry, it took me a while to figure out what it meant too. A few months ago I was introduced to some home decor blogs (which I have also become slightly obsessed with) and I can't get enough! The title of my blog 'Just Plain Courtney' fits well because I do not consider myself an artsy, crafty or creative person. Give me a softball glove, a pair of running shoes or a snowboard and I'm good, but don't sit me down at a sewing machine or in front of a glue gun because I'll be lost! After reading through many DIY blogs and being amazed by tons of pictures of what a $10 piece of furniture from a thrift store could be turned into, I was hooked! You don't have to be an artist to paint a piece of wood. Anyone can do it. And like The Nester says "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful." Boy did I need to hear that!
So a couple of months ago I scoped out an awesome dresser/buffet on craigslist (yet another one of my obsessions) and snagged it for $50. It was dark wood with brass looking handles. I cleaned it off, sanded it down, primed it, painted it white, spray painted the hardware metallic silver, put it all back together and VOILA! An amazing new piece of furniture that I love! And it was cheap! We now use it as your tv stand and its super functional. Since then I've redone two other pieces that I plan on sharing about in the future.
Check out the before and after pics!