I found a doll sized, old fashioned high chair at my local Goodwill for $12. It was 50% off day so I ended up paying $6 for it! I knew it would be a perfect Christmas gift for my doll-loving 8 year old. It was large enough to accommodate even her largest dolls. The best part was I already had all the supplies I needed on hand!
One night my friend texted me asking about furniture restoration. She had saved an old dresser from the trash but did not know how to make it beautiful again. It was an older style, antique dresser. It was wood but it had veneer drawer fronts. After some back and forth we discovered her style and color preferences and made a plan. I couldn't wait to turn this poor, decrepit dresser into the ravishing beauty she deserved to be!
This sad, neglected bookshelf stared at me forlornly from its spot on the thrift store floor. Everyone else had looked at her and shuddered. She had sat there for months. Filthy, broken, embarrassed. If only someone would take her home. This girl needed a home and my daughter needed a bookshelf.
From the picture on Craigslist it looked like this was solid wood. I attached the trailer and went after it but it turned out to be particle board. I had come this far with the trailer so I bought it. (I'm better at saying "no" now). I decided to make it over and sell it to earn my money back. Not only did I get it back, I made a tidy profit!
I bought this jewelry box for $5 at my local thrift store. I was looking for a project that wouldn't take much time but would be fun to do. I picked this up and made it over for my daughter who loves glamorous things.