15+ Fabulous Furniture Makeovers!

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Good morning eveyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday with your family and friends! It was nice to finally settle down a bit and relax after all the rush, rush since Thanksgiving.


Today I am sharing 15+ furniture makeovers with you! (from myself and a bunch of my talented blogger friends)

If you read my blog regularly, you know that furniture transformations are one of my favorite things to do.
I’m so excited to share these with you……

So, grab your cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy!

Please be sure to visit my friends at the links below to see the full details, before and afters, etc.

And don’t forget to pin them to your boards so you’ll have easy access to them when do your project. ;)
*Just be sure to click on the link and pin directly from each project’s own page so you’ll be able to find them easier later on!1513307_229463957234395_800125582_n

I’ll start with my own first….one of my favorite pieces.

Antique Sideboard Makeover - Chalk Paint-Graphics

This one went through quite the transformation.
It was first painted with Primer Red (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)….which was just wrong for this piece. Can you imagine?
You can see the full before, during (Primer Red) and how I did this “after” -> HERE.


Christy found this beautiful antique desk in really bad shape at a yard sale for $15. She used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to revive it for her teen son’s room. You can find the complete how-to at Our Southern Home.

Dresser- Emperors Silk-collage

Emperor’s Silk Dresser with dark wax by Sonya from At Home with the Barkers creates a striking piece!

Vintage Dresser

Lani from Simply Fresh Vintage has a tip involving White-Out that she used on this dresser! Why didn’t I think of it?!


Paint and Mod-Podge rescue this Goodwill table from Jeanette over at Snazzy Little Things

Painting a Laminate Dining Table Emerald and Gold - Rappsody in Rooms

Yes, you can paint laminate! Megan from Rappsody in Rooms shares the how to! Her entire porch is full of thrifty do it yourself ideas!

Ballard Design Inspired Shutter Gray Hutch

Gorgeous redo from Beth over at Farm Fresh Vintage Finds! You won’t believe the before! Removing a few lower panels and replacing with bead board really updates this stunner!

white wash furniture details on a turquoise chest

Beautiful piece from Petticoat Junktion. Kathy is fearless in her creativity! She is always generous in sharing her techniques with readers.

Dining Table Makeover

Are you sitting down? This dining set was $85! Visit Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer for the details! The transformation is amazing!

Racing Stripes Dresser Update by Just a Girl and Her Blog

You can even update a piece with just stripes from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Abby adds grain sack stripes to an already painted chest for a quick update! Stripes are hot right now!

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Chateau Grey is my absolute favorite Annie Sloan Chalk paint color. Sharon from Mrs. Hines Class painted this old dresser, and it is now used as a media cabinet! Where is the “Love” button? 

Check out this whimsical beauty by Amanda from Mommy is Coo Coo. The fabric and color choice are such fun!!! I have a major crush on this chair!

Trash to Treasure Dresser Reveal by virginiasweetpea.com

Beautifully painted furniture doesn’t have to just be painted in chalky paint brands. This is lovely finished in gloss from Lowe’s! Visit Paula from Sweet Pea for the color and details!

Loving this retro table.  Jen from Girl in the Garage has awesome tips for painting geometric designs on furniture! She does lots of furniture so be sure to click around on her blog!


This piece by Pamela From My Front Porch To Yours shows that you shouldn’t look over a badly damaged piece. This water damaged secretary is painted with not one, but two chalk paint colors. The inside is left stained! 

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Serena from Thrift Diving has an amazing twofer (is that a real word?) for you! Not only will she share with you the paint project, but shares how to reupholster this chair in detail!

Last, but not least by any means is Julie from Lilacs and Longhorns. She transformed this Craig’s List find with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint AND added bun feet. Visit for the how-to.


Do you have anything in your home that’s been begging for a makeover? I’d bet you do, everyone has at least one! ;)

Or maybe an old garage sale or thrift store find?

Why not try it?

It’s only paint? Or stain or poly, right? ;) Nothing that can’t be fixed!

If you don’t have anything, visit your local thrift store and pick up a piece to paint/refinish.
That’s the perfect place to find something inexpensive to start with.

But, be warned, it is addictive! ;)

I have a storage unit full of furniture just waiting to get transformed. I’ll be sharing it and what I do with it in the New Year.

But first, on Monday, I’ll be doing a wrap up post “Best of 2013”.

Be sure to check back!

Hope you all have a fun and relaxing weekend!

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  1. Some gorgeous pieces you’ve shown!!
    Sadly it has added to my frustration of running out of paint halfway through a large piece myself!! I want it finished yesterday!!
    Going back to pin some of them now for future reference!!

    1. Thanks Rebekah! Oh we have all suffered frustration too!! ;) NO doubt!!
      I totally get ‘wanting it done yesterday’ too!
      Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Sandra!
      Thank you ….there is definitely a lot of talent in those bloggers!
      Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year as well!

    1. Thank you Karen! Yes, they certainly are!! Lots of talent out there in blogworld! And you are one of them!! :)
      Happy New Year to you friend!

    1. Hi Katie,
      Thanks so much! There’s some great inspiration in these projects for sure! :) Furniture transformations are my favorite too!!
      Have a great day!

  2. I love your projects. They are exactly the type of things I love to do. I am a “no sewer!” will paint anything from glass to wicker to pillow cases. My dream is to paint a bedcover, drapes, rug, shower curtain! Now I must try the Sculpty clay!
    It looks wonderful. Until now I wouldn’t spring for it, made my own porcelain clay. Good for beads & small things so far!
    In the west we have to look much harder for furniture like these. They are expensive in antique stores, far and few here.
    Only find may be yard sale! And I have not seen “chalk paint.” Few here would even know the pattern “grain sack stripes!” we would pay hundreds for a secretary or many of the pieces you probably have stacked up for later!
    I love looking at those pieces I would never find here. Oh well, give & take! Was 80 here today! So glad I found your
    Web-site. Beautiful and very talented. Thank you for the inspiration

    1. Thank you so much Cocoa…I can’t claim all of these since they are a collaboration of work from myself and other bloggers! (on this particular post)
      But you are correct, I am a “no sew” kind of gal! ;) I have done many no sew projects featured here on the blog. And yes, the sculpty clay is great for making missing hardware!
      I would love 80 about now (it was 29 today..crazy weather here!..not typical!)
      Thank you and I’m so glad to have you here!

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