Furniture makeovers - one of my favourite things! It's so much fun to see how different a piece of furniture can look with a change of paint or stain colour or by adding something to it. Here are my 2013 makeovers - click on the captions for more details.
In the case of this first piece, I took a large butcher block cutting board and glued it to the top of a metal table that I picked up for a song at a yard sale. Easy industrial look!
My vintage writing desk got three makeovers this year. It went from shabby chic white to a milk paint look that I loved (but it didn't work with the room) to a chippy aqua blue that I fell in love with.
I created some funky storage to hide my tools in the mudroom.
I wanted a mini display stepladder so I built one from scraps - now it's my new kitten's favourite "toy". Go figure!
I just love checkerboards! I made over my kitchen step stool using red chalk paint and taped off the checkerboard with masking tape. A quick roll-over with white latex paint and a hand drawn design gave me a super cute country look.
After that project, I got right into using masking tape to create patterns on my furniture. Here's how a shelf desk turned out:
Then I went a little nuts and started painting stripes on everything!
Here's the new dining room table. It went from being a light stained wood to painted white to being stripped right down and made over again! The top is Minwax Provincial stain and the base is Rustoleum Canyon Black. I like it so much better.
I built a pantry cabinet for myself too. It's just a big rectangular box made out of plywood with shelves and shutters that I used for doors. It's not finished yet. I'm still working on the kitchen makeover.
I found a coffee table at the dump and dragged it home. It's solid maple! I sanded it down, stained the top and painted the legs with chalk paint.
|Coffee Table Makeover|
I made over another table by adding a new wood top to replace the one that was badly scratched. Unfortunately, the type of wood made it impossible to refinish the original top so new was the only way to go.
|How to Swap a Table Top|
Here's a quick recap of some of the easy decorative projects from this year:
|Tea Towel Curtains & Shams|
|Raised Letter Sign|
|Dollar Store Letter Sign|
If you missed Part I - the Big Projects - click HERE
and you can find Part III - the Room Makeovers HERE