Those of you who followed me over here from Weddingbee know how obsessed I am with antique stores. I'm a sucker for shabby chic decor. Maybe it's trendy, but I just can't get enough of shabby pieces of furniture and their little imperfections. It's like each piece has a story behind it. This look is quite the opposite of my husband's style; thus, most of our home consists of compromised design so that we can both be happy. But when it came time to furnish my newly painted craft room, I knew I wanted to stick with furniture that was more my style. After all, it's my room!
I shopped around for a few weeks (and stalked Craigslist like it was my job), and finally ended up with three perfect pieces. Best of all, I didn't spend a penny over my budget of $200!
Here's my husband putting the hardware on my Craigslist cabinet:
The cabinet is a combination of plastic and wood that has been painted white. I haven't decided if I want to distress it or not. For now, it's just solid white. I also found a distressed desk and chair set on Craigslist. The chair seat looks like a poodle's butt, but I bought fabric to recover it as an easy update (stay tuned). My favorite piece that I bought, however, was an old sewing table that I found at one of my favorite antique stores. The tabletop was missing, and had been replaced with painted wood - perfect to hold my new sewing machine!
I found the little garland at Target. It has five clips on it to hold pieces of inspiration, and it sticks to the wall easily.
What are your favorite treasures that you've found in someone else's leftovers?