When a friend called me about a quick and inexpensive update for two bath vanities and a mirror in a home that he was going to use as a rental, I changed the look of the 1960's vintage
golden oak cabinets using home made chalk paint and wax which I distressed with a sanding block. I was even able to re-use the original hardware, but the difference that the paint made is dramatic! Total time involved: about 6 hours. Total cost of the update for two bath vanities and a mirror: about $10.
For more photos and an explanation of how I did it, visit: http://www.serendipityrefined.com/2012/04/up...
I used my fences that were broken down by a strong windstorm a couple of months ago and recycled them. Turning them into these beautiful Greenhouse Benches for my Greenhouse. Check it out at thebuzybug.com.
Commented on Aug 03, 2012
Great idea-I also did this a couple of years ago & put coat of light paint wash from Whoops
tint area. 3 benches, 4' long, 2'high, free lumber from neighbor getting new fence & cost me $5.00. I use the benches on covered from porch for extra sitting, patio for plants.