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Monday, September 28th, 2009

If you can’t buy it, make it!

We spent months looking for the exact furniture that we wanted, but nothing surfaced. Despite checking almost a hundred furniture stores in Vancouver (and calling others in nearby cities), we just couldn’t find a good match.

Okay, so we’re not *making* furniture, but we did find what we wanted in the style we were looking for… we’re just going to strip the furniture down and re-paint and re-finish it.

Thanks to Craigslist, we managed to pick up some very good quality furniture at bargain basement prices (we’re talking under $100 per piece). I love sticking to our budget!

Lingerie Chest (before sanding) Night tables (before sanding)

We managed to find a lingerie chest with the exact dimensions we were looking for. We also found two gorgeous night tables.

Old drawer handles

We went to Lee Valley hardware and picked up some gorgeous new matching handles for both the lingerie chest and the night tables. Pics coming soon (those are the old handles).

Sanding the drawers

This weekend we sanded down every imaginable side of the furniture (phew!) and primed it.

We sanded and primed the night table drawers... Doesn't look too bad so far! :)

The final look will be all antique white paint, and matching French handles. I’ll definitely post photos when finished! Next to find… a king bedframe, and the rest of the decor (lamps, curtains, etc).

How did you spend your weekend?

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