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Give your old furniture new life with a little paint

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Ok, first of all, this is not a tutorial because I didn’t do the work 😁 but I had to share a project that I had done last week! I have some old, like first apartment old, furniture in my guest bedroom. I hated the color of the wood, and it was cheap and old, so I wanted to do something with it, without having to purchase new furniture. I love chalk painted, distressed furnishings, so I knew that’s the look I was going for. I knew I didn’t want to do the work because I’d always rather pay someone instead! I found someone who could do it at a reasonable price, and here’s the outcome! 

The first project was a dresser. It turned out amazeballs! 

After I saw how great it looked, I wanted an old table I had by the bed done. I’m so glad I did! This table actually came from Family Dollar or Dollar General, so I mean what I say when I say it was cheap! 

This is what the pieces looked like before. As you can see, they look cheap and old! 

I’m thrilled with my furniture now! I can’t wait to get something else done! Have you guys painted furniture before? It’s such a great alternative to purchasing new furniture! 

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Update the look of your home with new lighting

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I’m a sucker for home improvement projects. There’s always something I want to do around the house. Updating your light fixtures is a quick and easy way to give a room a little pizazz! During a recent Homegoods visit, I found this amazeballs lighting fixture that was exactly what I had been looking for, for my foyer. And by foyer I mean the tiny little area when you walk into my house! 

I love how it sparkles from the crystals. Now I want to update all of my fixtures! Also, I have to give a shout out to my man for installing it for me! New lighting can be expensive but if you’re a bargain shopper like me, you can always find a good deal! 
Do you have any quick home improving tips or any fav projects you’ve done? 

Nail polish storage idea!

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If you’re anything like me, you have way too many bottles of polish laying around. I was reading a Buzzfead article the other day about organizing at home with cheap things you can find at the dollar store. One idea was to use a spice rack for nail polish storage. Since then, I’ve been on the hunt for a cheap spice rack. 

Who would have thought finding one was so hard?! But I found one yesterday at Home Depot for about $7. I was hoping I could just nail it and let it hang on the nails, but nope, had to break out the drill because screws were needed. 

You’ll need a flat surface for the polish or else they’ll fall over or through the cracks. I used the flaps from a small box. Now I just have to find a cute way to cover the cardboard! 

Here’s a pic of the spice rack on the wall. 

  

Here’s what I mean about needing a flat surface! 

 

Here’s another view so that you can see how it looks on the wall. I hung mine in the bathroom. 

 

And just for kicks, me and my handy dandy drill. So what if I had to call on my neighbor to change the drill bit for me!