Northern Girl and Southern Boy


GOODWILL FIND….before and after February 2, 2010

Filed under: DIY — northerngirlandsouthernboy @ 8:08 pm


This library table in my living room had a lot of brown going on. Last week when I was at the Goodwill I found a brown tray in great condition from world market for only $4 (original price tag still on it says $18) . On my way home I stopped by walmart to get some white spray paint, and a couple coats later…It definately makes this table pop.



Filed under: DIY — northerngirlandsouthernboy @ 7:58 pm



My Grandma had this cabinet in her guest bathroom probably since I was born. She did some remodeling and had this out in her garage. I thought it would look really cute painted.

This is the before with the doors taken off and I like the open shelves so I’m going to keep the top door off to make it look less like a bathroom cabinet. I didn’t want to sand the cabinet because…

1. It takes too long and I’m inpatient  2. what if its lead paint?

So I painted a lot of coats and bought paint at home depot that has the primer mixed in. So here are the afters..with new hardware. I couldn’t replace the hinges because the only ones that seem to work correctly were the originals..So I had to spray paint the hinges white to blend in.



Filed under: DIY — northerngirlandsouthernboy @ 7:21 pm

This is a horrible pic, but the chair to the right of the tree was in need of a definite makeover..
I really am loving  brown zebra print so I decided to head to Jo-anne fabrics and pic some up. I also stopped by home depot and got some spray paint (2 cans for the chair). The makeover cost $14 total.

Isnt it so cute! I have another identical chair that I still need to tackle.