I looked through my shoe wardrobe a few weeks ago only to find many very basic shoes, mostly black. While they are practical, sometimes I want something more to make an outfit more personal. Girls just wanna have fun, right? Well, shoes are fun to wear, but not if they are completely boring. I found a pair of black flats that I had bought at Payless a couple years ago. I had never worn them because they were shiny, which I tend to not like because sometimes it makes shoes look cheap (which they were). I think I bought them for under ten dollars, but I decided that my money isn’t to be thrown away. I was determined to make something of the black, boring shoes that had been sitting in my closet for way too long.
I came across this post at Make It and Love It and was hooked. I don’t have a lot of money to use to buy new fabric constantly, so I looked to my custom bulletin board for inspiration. Well, not even inspiration because I stole the fabric from the bulletin board to use on the shoes. I still love the green polka-dotted fabric, which
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I often search Craigslist for inexpensive furniture, even though I have no need for any or any money to buy anything. I just like to see what I could buy if I were looking to buy and what I could do with a piece once I bought it. I realized that there is no rule that says I cannot imagine I am buying something now and recreating it, so I am going to present one Craigslist dresser I found for $50 in three imaginary rooms: a vintage-inspired bedroom, a child’s vibrant playroom, and a soulful luxurious bathroom. All of these would be simple to recreate and easy on a budget. All would look great in my imaginary rooms. Here is the dresser:
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Here are the three ways I would refinish the dresser according to the different imagined rooms. Keep in mind that they all involve three big changed: paint, drawer pulls and knobs, and drawer lining which can be decorative paper or wrapping paper that would be glued on using Mod Podge. All of these would be fairly simple projects
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