One of the best things about thrift store shopping for furniture, a lot of the furniture is super sturdy and looks great with a fresh coat of paint. We paid $8 for this bookcase. So stinking solid and works great for my craft supplies. When I say sturdy I mean sturdy... I even stood on it for a while! That's quality furniture.
Ani LOVES her rocking horse. She calls it her "Weeeeee". We wanted the classic white look, since her room is mostly black, red and white, and let me tell you what.... This baby took a ton of sanding to get it there! We paid $5 for the horse. We especially like it because Spencer and I can fit on it too!!!
There are no lights in our living room, but if you plug lamps into the bottom outlet you can control them by a light switch. We saw these two lamps at DI. One was black and the other was blue. But they matched, so we paid $15 total for them both and painted the blue one black. Super easy! Also... Why are lamps, new lamps, so expensive? Geez!
We needed to store our DVD collection... about 600 DVD's, somewhere so we built these boxes and covered them with fabric and they look awesome! It was tricky because the boxes needed to be able to fit in a certain space and so we had to completely take apart the boxes we bought and measure them all and put them together all over again. You would never know that they are filled with movies! I LOVE my glue gun!!!! I carefully glued the fabric to the boxes so that when we are done with them I can reuse the fabric!
Spencer also did a lot more work. He hung a tong of shelves, my favorite, in the office area and in the bathroom as well as hanging so many curtain rods. He put in a new shower head and basically worked his cute butt off to make this house our home! I'm so lucky to have married such a hardworking and crafty man!!!!!