A national spending study by American Express shows that about 75% of all homeowners do home improvement projects each year, spending more than $4,000 each. Materials account for a big chunk of this spending. For instance, floor tile for a bathroom can cost as much as $20 per square foot, which would add up to $2,400 for a 10-by-12-foot bathroom. One way to cut down this cost is to shop for secondhand materials.
I wanted a wood entry table without breaking the bank! I was searching for one that was long enough for my entry way and have the rustic wood look but was unable to find. Headed over to the local home improvement store and got 4-2x2 2-2x4 and 2-wider wood panels for the top. Several wood screws and ready for sanding. Purchased two in one poly and stain paint, did three coats and all done! I get so many compliments on my new table!
I've discovered the miracle that is VINYL SPRAY PAINT! At least two coats needed ( the first coat dries hazy). I used Rustoleum brand, found at any home improvement store, cost between $4 and $6 dollars a can. I used a total of five cans on this leather chair. Then I used a Sharpie oil paint pen in metallic gold to go over the upholstery tack detail.