Well, I have posted to lovely before and after photos of the last 4 projects I took on, but I didn't tell you what a deal they were. Please forgive me, but this post will have no photos. I didn't take any of the actual supplies I used. Sorry.
Let's start with the chairs. They were sitting in a friends barn for year. They were dirty and cobweby and were about to be burned in a bonfire. Well, I took them. Technically, Dad got them since it was his friend. So the cost of the chair was $0. I then purchased a cushion for each chair, fabrics for the seats, primer, and paint. Surprisingly, the fabric was the most expensive trip. I already had spray adhesive, so that saved me about $6.
Total Chair Breakdown:
Primer and Paint: $10
Cushion and Fabric: $25
Total Cost of Each Chair: $35
What a brand new chair similar to these would cost: $50-60
Now, the desk. I found the desk on Craigslist for $40. I was a little skeptical when I went to look at it, but it was perfect. This thing is solid wood (except for the top) and the drawers open so nicely. The only thing I purchased for the desk was primer and paint. Oh, and that weird little roller, but that doesn't count because I will be able to use it for more projects in the future. I will split the paint cost because I used the same on the cabinet.
Total Desk Breakdown:
Primer and Paint $25
Total Cost for Desk: $65
What a brand new desk similar to this one would cost: $300
And lastly, the cabinet. This is such a transformation. The cabinet was sitting in someone's yard with a sign that said $25. Well, since I was still at work, my Dad went and looked at after Mom had seen it. Since it was exactly what I was looking for (a double door cabinet that was almost 5 ft tall), he decided to get it for me. When he went to move it, the right door fell off because of a broken bracket, so he got it for $10. Not too bad. I already has the primer and paint, so that price was split between the desk and the cabinet.
Total Cabinet Breakdown:
Primer and Paint: $25
Wood Trim: $15
Total Cost for Cabinet: $50
What a brand new cabinet similar to this one would cost: $80-$100
Not too bad, huh?