15+ Furniture Makeovers (you can do!)

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I’m sharing 15+ furniture makeovers today….all you can do!

Hope you are all having a great week so far. I’m heading out to Atlanta today to attend a blogger’s conference and I’m so excited!
I might even be in the air as you are reading this. ;)
I am so thrilled to finally be able to meet, and see some other bloggers I’ve already met, very, very soon!

I hope to do a post once I come back and share some of it with all of you here. :)
I would bet I will be surrounded by many other bloggers you read and love!

So, since I’m heading out of town I thought I’d do a round up of a bunch of my furniture makeovers and redos.

All in one place! And all things you can do too!

You can also find more in my DIY Tutorials link and the Before & After links above.

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I have to start with what is probably my very most favorite piece.

This Aubusson Blue Chalk Painted Thrift Store Dresser. You can see the before and read about it here.
This is also the dresser I made a missing handle for.
Yes, I made it! See all the info on that here.

Aubusson-Blue-Dresser-Re-do-after- artsychicksrule.com #aubussonblue #chalkpaint

Compass Rose Table Tutorial. Painted with Chalk Paint®. See it here.


Another compass rose. Modern Masters Metallic Paint Makeover. See the details here.

Modern-Masters-Metallic-Paint-Makeover-Compass-Rose-Table-artsychicksrule.com #metallicpaint #compassrose #nautical

Staying with the coastal theme (which I love!)….this Custom Graphic Coastal Chest. (also Chalk Paint®)
Read about it here.

Knots-Nautical-Thrift-Store-Dresser-Custom-Graphic-Provence-Chalk-Paint- artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint

This armoire went through a few changes before I got it right. You can read about the 3 paint technique I used for the “blue” makeover here.

Blue Armoire - Chalk Paint - Stenciled - Before and After - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint

Thrifty Coffee Table Makeover ($5!)…with another of my favorite products. Minwax PolyShades (and Chalk Paint®)
Details here.Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeove - Minwax Polyshades - Chalk Paint - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #polyshades

Mahogany Thrift Store dresser. I sanded, restained & poly’d (the whole works!) this one….and added a little paint.
Read about the entire process here.

Mahogany Thrift Store Makeover - Paint and Stain - artsychicksrule.com #stain #paint

How about painting upholstery? I did….and have several times. Like this thrifty chair makeover.
Read all about it here.

Chalk-Painted-Upholstered-Chair-Makeover-After-Makeover-artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint

I’m including my kitchen island because it’s furniture, right? Sort of.
I painted it in Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint. I also redid the rest of my kitchen cabinets.
You can see them here.
You can see the before of the island and read about how I had a “happy accident” and got that great “washed” effect here.

Kitchen-Island-Duck-Egg-Blue-Chalk-Paint- AFTER - artsychicksrule.com #duckeggblue #chalkpaint

Thrifty 1970’s Craigslist find…that I turned into a “Baker’s Hutch”.
See the before and read about it here.

Baker's Hutch Makeover - Styling - $35 Hutch - artsychicksrule.com #thriftydecor #diy #chalkpaint

Second time’s the charm on this estate sale sideboard.
I painted it and got is so wrong the first time. See what I did to it the first go round…here. ;)

Antique-Sideboard-Before-During-and-After-with-Chalk-Paint-artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #graphicsfairy

I love this little shabby, coastal treasure. It sits in my family room right beside my couch.
See how it looked when I got it and how I added some “flair” to the inside of the drawer here.

Lamp Makeover with Chalk Paint - After Styled -artsychicksrule.com #thrifty #chalkpaint #homedecor

I recently shared this furniture makeover with you. It’s actually more of a furniture repurpose.
I turned an old thrift store, glass topped, coffee table into a tufted ottoman.
See the before and all the details on this project here.

Coffee Table turned Ottoman - Yellow Throw Added- artsychicksrule.com #thrifty #diy #homedecor

Another one of my very favorites….this “old thrift store dresser turned Coffee Bar”.
Details, tutorial and before photos are here.

Coffee Bar Station (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) with Shelves

I painted 2 upholstered chairs…this is the other one.
Thrifty French Arm Chair Makeover–details and before photos here.
(it was blue before :))

Thrifty-Chair-Makeover-Annie-Sloan-Chalk-Paint-artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint

My most popular post at the end of last year…..and remains my most popular.
Super Easy Way to Update Wood Stained Furniture. See the details and a few other makeovers with this product in this post here.

Easy Way to Makeover over Stained Wood - Minwax Polyshades- artsychicksrule.com #polyshades #makeover #stain

And lastly….a collection within a collection. :)
In this post here you’ll find several of my makeovers all in one place.

Here is one of them…. (night stand makeover..picked these up at the thrift store for $15 for the pair)

Collection of Before and After Furniture Makeovers - artsychicksrule.com #makeover

I hope you enjoyed browsing through some of these furniture makeovers. These are truly all projects anyone can do.
You have to just get started and do it!

PIN it to save it!

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Start with something small and work your way up. That’s the best way to try anything new. :)

I will be back next week with a new “Beach, Sun & Sand” sign and am giving you a glimpse of my Foyer.

From day 1 til now. Before and After.

My favorite kind of photos/posts! Whether it’s furniture makeovers or room makeovers.
How about you? Are those a favorite of yours too?
I can’t wait to share–>our house was still living in 1978 when we moved in so I think you will enjoy seeing the transformation. :)

Plus, I hope to share a bit from the blogger’s conference I’m attending.

Until then, happy weekend to you!

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  1. Hi Nancy-
    What beautiful work you do.
    After viewing all your before & after it has inspired my to redo a beautiful table we just purchased at an estate sale
    the top of the table is beautiful but the bottom is a little old looking –
    This will be my fall project…
    Have a wonderful day..

    1. Thank you so much Rose!
      Oh…so glad it inspired you…thanks so much for letting me know! :)
      Have a great week

    1. Thanks Andi!! It was great fun!! Super tiring, super info overload…but also super fun! :)

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