Friday, February 7, 2014

Dressers re purposed into tv stands

One of my favorite things to re purpose are dressers into TV stands.  I love how simply removing a couple drawers can change the look of a dresser.  The great thing is if you later decide to make it a dresser just add baskets :) Here are a few before and after pics.

Before a pretty little girls dresser

 After.  I painted it a black chalk paint and dark waxed.  Changed out the pulls with leftover ones from a previous project.  Totally changed the look of the dresser!

 This was a beautiful piece I got at an estate sale of a friends.  It had great contemporary shape but needed an update.  I hated painting over the wood grain so I decided to paint a chevron design leaving parts of the wood showing. Spray paint the pulls and she is beautiful!!



 Wow this piece was borderline dead :) it was so dirty and beat up that I couldn't save the top two drawers.  After cleaning her up and building boxed for the shelves she was ready for paint.  I painted her ASCP Paris grey and yellow for the accents.

 This was my very first project.  The one that got it all started :) I still love her~~

 This was a very heavy dresser I thought would be perfect in a game room or family room.  You can fix a big screen TV and still have tons of room for storage of movies and games.  I painted it a homemade chalk paint in black and grey.  Love the industrial pulls :)

Another great Chevron dresser used as a console or TV stand.  You cant ever have too much chevron :)

 TV cabinet cut down into TV stand.  Painted homemade chalk paint in mustard and ASCP old white.  Distressed and waxed.

Ugly 1970's china cabinet gets new life!!

I originally saw this piece on a local FB for sale page.  I  thought maybe it had potential but it sure was ugly.  I forgot about it and then about  a month later it was still for sale.  So I decided to see how low they would go on it since they were moving and it was soooo ugly.  :) Well I got a great deal $50.  I decided to go take a look at it in person.  I was having a hard time telling from the pic if it was solid wood or particle board.  I don't waste my time and money on PB :) It was 90% wood so that was good.  Let me tell you, even standing in front of it I wasn't convinced it could be cute and actually sell.  But, the people we super nice and I got a good feeling from them so I got it.  Well I am glad I did!!  You totally won't believe the makeover on this piece.  It sold the day I finished :) I LOVED IT!!

Can you say UGLY!!!!!
 Hello Beautiful :)

 Painted her ASCP old white with accents of Duck egg.  Top of buffet was painted a dark black, distressed and waxed
Thanks to The Graphics Fairy I was able to paint a cool design onto the back of the cabinet.

Like I always say, never throw out a piece of furniture, paint is amazing :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wow it's been a looooong time :)

Just wanted to share some projects before and afters.  I will add details for some of the projects a little later unless someone asks sooner :) Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!

Barn Wood Boxes :)

Before pic of trunk

 Here is another trunk re-purpose into a coffee table with barn wood for top

 Inside is lined with old grain sacks

 Here is a Buffet a client brought me and wanted turned into a tv console.  Before

 After, painted ASCP Olive and dark waxed with barn wood top (the original top was press wood, strange because the rest of the piece was solid wood.  weird)


This was one of my favorite redo's  so far.  It was an antique table that someone was throwing out because the top was broken and over all it was pretty beat up.  I cut the pedestal down to make it into a coffee table hight.  Stripped, sanded and stained the top dark.  The base is painted ASCP duck egg , lightly distressed an waxed with clear and dark wax.  I LOVE IT!!!!

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