My friend "Monkey" is totally talented! She can find such junk and make it look amazing... it's magic... "Monkey" magic! This weekend, she showed me some of her tricks.
We headed out to the Goldenwest Swap Meet... which could quite possibly be the shadiest place that ever existed. They have been known to try to sell free matchboxes from 7-11 sans any matches, the top (ONLY the top) of a See's chocolate box, and A child's sock (just one... for those of you with one legged children).
But look what I found! Treasures!
Ugly, right?!? Way ugly, huh?!? I paid $85 for all of this! A bargain right?!?
I know they don't look like much... but with a little help...
We did this!
I bought this bench for $20. I bought the fabric for $9 and the batting for the padding for $14. I bought the paint for $8. $51! (Plus, I paid $17 each for the pillows). Isn't this so pretty? I even had a little extra fabric left over to redo the pillow on the chair across from the bench in the "breezeway".
For $40, I bought this bookcase. (Then I had to pay $5 to the little teenager to drive it carry it out to my car. And, $3 for bungee cords to keep it inside my trunk as I drove home.) I paid $10 for the new green acrylic knobs and $10 for the paint. $68! I can't wait to put books in it!
I paid $25 for this cedar chest. It still smells like cedar when you open it. I paid about $15 for the paint. So, for $40 I got this great piece to go at the end of my bed! I LOVE it!
Don't you all want a little "Monkey" magic?