I wish I had a before picture of the first one but alas I don't, it was an ugly green calendar board before. I picked it up at a thrift store for $3, sanded it down, painted it off white and made the inside a chalkboard, added a cool iron accent on top and some cute knobs below for about $5 and voila! An adorable menu board/apron hanger!
Up next is a fun project that I did with an old board we had lying around! I painted the whole board white, then I added some vinyl sayings and sprayed the whole thing black. Peeled off the letters, distressed it a bit and added some cute black knobs to make it a gorgeous towel or coat rack!
This also sold quickly for $20 after only about a $8 investment!
I picked up the below child's chair at a Church rummage sale for only a buck! It was in pretty bad shape though like it had been an outside chair for a while, I didn't need to do much just add a coat of paint and its like new again! Best part?! I got the paint at Home Depot for FREE! It was one of the unwanted mix paints and there wasn't much of it so it said Free to Good Home on the sticker, I can't hardly ever resist free!
This hasn't sold yet, I haven't listed it. I may wait and see if I can get a cute stencil for the seat to jazz it up a bit but if I do sell it I'll list it for at least $10, not bad for only a $1 investment! I also may use it as a prop for my son's 2nd birthday photos which are coming up in a couple weeks, bonus!
Last up we have my $2 ugly thrift store tray. I think it may have even been hand made by someone but I sanded it down and painted it some cute colors with a chalkboard of course. Now its a fancy dancy cheese serving tray for a wine party... or any other kind of party items you may want to write down like dips or different kinds of crackers, whatever your heart desires! Going to list this for $12.
I have been doing some other home refinishing projects as well and most of the paint I used in these was left over from other things so very minimal supply investment as well. It's fun and I usually love the finished products and I'm proud to sell something to someone that I "made"!