Furniture Upcycling

15 Jan

My flatmate and I have have been keeping our eyes out recently for things for our home that don’t cost us a fortune. My flatmate needed a new bed and spotted this on ebay. A nail biting £28 later and with a bit of sweet talking her father to collect it she was the proud owner of this solid wood frame bed.

With a quick rub down with sand paper, a coat of primer and a couple of coats of ivory cream satin wood it now looks beautiful in her bedroom.  In total it cost about £45 and a bit of elbow grease.

Meanwhile, I’ve been hankering after having a dining table but we don’t have the space for one that’s up all the time. The other day I was walking past a nearby house clearance shop and spotted a small drop leaf table outside. I did a deal including delivery for £40 and with the same treatment as above now have a handy table that serves as a side table by day but can be brought out with some folding chairs if people come round for dinner.

The table had clearly been well used if not loved


One Response to “Furniture Upcycling”

  1. Amelia 16/01/2012 at 11:29 am #

    The bed looks lovely! Amazing transformation.

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