Though I am not known for my DIY skills, (I certainly don’t know how to sew and cooking is rather cumbersome), I do love to paint and every so-often I create something I am proud of. This magazine stand turned out to be a fun afternoon project that was also easy on my wallet.
A few months ago, Eli and I went to the Alameda Point Antiques Fair and right as we were getting ready to go, She spotted this little gem. She quickly convinced me it would look fun in my apartment and we negotiated to get it for $10 — score indeed.
When I got back to the pad, I realized the blue and turquoise clashed, so I decided to spruce it up with a bright color. After careful considerating and going back and forth between orange, pink or red, I decided to go for a bright yellow. It was so simple, it took a couple of hours to complete.
- Paint Thinner: apply thoroughly and make sure it gets all of the old paint out.
- Sand paper: To get rid of the old paint and make sure that the new paint sticks.
- Primer: I didn’t use it, but when using bright colors, it’s always good start with a neutral tone.
- Spray paint: You can get it at any hardware store and make sure it’s suitable for the surface you are working with.
The total cost of my DIY extravaganza was about $18 — and voila, you’ve got yourself a unique piece of furniture that will sure warm up any ambiance. Oh yeah and if I can do it, anyone can!
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