Multi-purposing different pieces and Garage Sale makeovers..... I recently bought a pair of iron candle holders from a garage sale... they were painted 1995 Country Blue and wrapped with mauve, silk flowers..... sanded them down, repainted them "Aged Copper" and attached modern lamp shades.... wah lah! Beautiful little faux lamps for a table. (total time.... 20 minutes - total cost, less than $20 for two pieces of table decor.)
And some of my favorite garage sale finds are antique water pitchers that I used for flower vases. (Hint - I love to go to garage sales and look for things that I can use for a purpose other than it's intended purpose)
But paint can be cheap and do a LOT to change a room. Even if you don't change the contents of the room.... pull a color out of the rug, or the drapes or even pull a color you love out of a pillow - it'll work and make everything look fresh and re-vibed.
at 3:24 PM on Feb. 27, 2011