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Rather than toss your old furniture to the curb, we want you to consider giving it a stenciled makeover. What sounds like an advanced project is actually so easy that even a beginner can do it. Today we're sharing a stencil tutorial showing how easy it is to makeover old nesting tables using our Passion Mandala Stencil. Let's take a look...
These pumpkins are so cute. They are super versatile and take under an hour to make.Depending on the size and the amount of pumpkins you do this project can take you from 20 minutes to 2 hours to make. (not including setting times) A small 6″ pumpkin will be in the 20 minute range. Take into consideration that I mixed my concrete in small batches by hand (with a metal spoon). So it took a bit longer than if I would of had a mixing attachment to help mix my concrete. I’m sure that would shorten my projects time almost in half.Total Cost : $17-$20.(price may very. Depending on what you already have at home. My pumpkins cost me around $17 to make)
The 80's vanity in our small hall bath was always an eye sore but with other more important projects looming, I made due. Last summer, a flood forced us to renovate the space on strict time and budget constraints. This bath is mainly used by my boys, so I had to have something sturdy. I shopped around and was not impressed with anything I could find locally. I just could NOT make myself pay $400 + for a pressed wood vanity with no character! So, I decided to convert this antique dresser into a bathroom vanity. The project was quite simple with the off centered plumbing being the most challenging part! See all the details and more about the repurposed gate I used as a backsplash on the blog!
I think I’ve just set a new record: fastest DIY dresser makeover ever on this cute little French Provincial dresser!!
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you’ll know that I’m infamous for lugging furniture and thrift store goodies home and hoarding letting it pile up in my garage for years.
It’s unheard of that I found this French Provincial dresser at the thrift store for a mere $40 and turned around and gave that baby a makeover so quickly!
I never thought I would be one to get into furniture restoration but trust me if I can do it, you can too. Grey is such a classic, calming, and neutral color, so I just knew this piece had to be in grey family!
Before purchasing this dresser, I did a lot of research on furniture rejuvenation and makeovers. There are tons of blogs and forums dedicated to such topics. I didn’t find one blog that had everything I needed, but with the hours of research spent, I collectively found out great information to help me complete this project. Luckily for you, I’ll detail the entire process in my blog post!
The process and the steps are very much straightforward. There are just some times that the tedious and time-consuming but trust me the results are well worth it! A detailed “how to guide” and tips and tricks will be posted on my blog here: http://bit.ly/1ScG1Wf
I am so excited to share this project with you! It's one that we have been talking about doing for quite a while and have finally gotten around to doing it!
My husband brought into our marriage his beat up little dresser that he has used for probably most of his life (don't tell him I called it "beat up", please!). When we were planning Hayden's nursery, instead of buying a new dresser we decided to just give him Daddy's old one. We have been planning on fixing it up for a while, it just never happened. Until now...
I introduce to you, Daddy's old dresser!!
I had been making different seasonal crafts and building furniture and my sister approached me and asked if I would refinish her Waterfall Vanity. With the confidence I had with the other things I had been working on I was up for the challenge. This post does contain tips that I learned along the way.
During my recent music room makeover, I found myself looking for ways to incorporate some extra seating. My sights settled on an old cedar-lined storage chest, which was the right height for seating but didn't present the most inviting surface. I considered simply upholstering it, but one day while listening to The White Stripes' song "The Hardest Button to Button," I thought, why just wrap the lid in fabric when I could do something WAY more complicated? Wouldn't that be FUN??
And so, the plan for the diamond-tufted storage ottoman was born.
The hard part about settling in after moving is figuring out where all the things GO. I have WAY LESS cabinet space in the new kitchen. So I bought a used china hutch to add additional storage in our eat-in kitchen area, right off the kitchen.Hutches are big projects. But well worth the work - they make such a difference when they are painted. Let me show you how I modernized this outdated hutch.
Give your bedroom a modern rustic look with these 'build in' wardrobes made from reclaimed doors and an Ikea storage unit.
My bedroom is in the attic and has slanted ceiling so my old wardrobes unfortunately didn't fit. Buying new ones wasn't an option either due to the restricted head space so building my own it was! I thought it might be nice if one whole wall will be transformed into a wardrobe, it looks like a build in but in fact I can take it apart in case I want to take it with me in our next move.
To make the build a bit easier I used Ikea Ivar units as the base of the wardrobe. I love the Ivar range and used the 50x226 cm units for my build. The stands are made out of pine wood and super easy to cut to make them fit the slanted ceiling, have a look at the video to see how I started the wardrobe build.
I recently discovered a technique for creating a denim look and tried it out on a sign board with my daughter & her friend. I thought I'd apply the same faux denim look to some furniture for a teen or tween room.
Last year, I came up with how to build a bench in sixty seconds and I’ve always wanted to create another similar idea. So, without further ado, here it is. Yesterday, I showed you how to build a simple cubby dresser using four crates. Today, I am showing you how to add three stair treads and create an amazing storage unit. This storage unit can be used as many things. I plan to use it in my daughter’s room as a dresser. My daughter hates to put her clothes in drawers. I hope this is a solution that wI’ll both of us happy. I seriously wouldn’t mind one for myself. It would be great in a mud room using each crate for a child or an item. Such as one bin for hats, one for gloves and so on. Maybe a bin afor rain gear.
"Ivy" was sitting in an abandoned house amidst piles of trash.We almost missed her while walking through. She had been used as a printer table.Ivy turned out to be a beauty with just a bit of effort, using Saltwash and Pure and Original Classico Paint.