My biggest stress reliever is painting. A few months ago I purchased this small chest of drawers for $50. It has been sitting in the middle of my dining room waiting for me. I figured that when I got some housekeeping done I could start on it. I finally realized that I would never get the housekeeping done so I went ahead and did the project.
When looking for furniture to paint I look for solid wood furniture and my price point is typically $50, unless it is a really unique piece. Sometimes the furniture needs a lot of work and I can get it cheaper. This one was in excellent shape so it didn't need much prep at all. I sell my furniture for a small profit so I can afford to buy another piece. If I kept everything I painted you wouldn't be able to walk in my house.
This was actually a very simple project. For painting all I had to do was take off the knobs, clean and lightly sand it.
For the zig-zag I used a new tape product that I found at Lowe's called Shape Tape from Frogtape. It was a little costly (about $14) but I loved it. For this chest of drawers I used less than one roll of tape and best of all there was no bleed through.
I did strip the knobs and reuse them. This was a very simple project and was completed in two evenings during commercial breaks.
I found another little chest of drawers for $50 so my next project is sitting in the garage.
So share, what do you do to relieve stress?