diy furniture contemporary dresser gets a poetic french makeover, painted furniture

DIY Furniture Dresser Gets A Poetic French Makeover

In the recent past, I flipped a French Provincial dresser that I purchased on the side of the road for $40. Once I flipped this DIY furniture piece, I listed it online and someone purchased it in San Francisco! I was very excited when that day came. Since that piece shipped, my boyfriend was able to move his original dresser (that was in storage) into our bedroom. HE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO AGREE TO LET ME GET CREATIVE WITH THIS PIECE. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with it, but I did know I wanted to lighten it up a bit. I am not a huge fan of dark furniture. This piece was just not my style at all. I had to add some personality and femininity to this piece to match the rest of the decor in the room. As you can see it acts as a TV and Xbox 360 stand in my bedroom.

1920 s dresser rescue, chalk paint, painted furniture, rustic furniture

1920's Dresser Rescue

I bought this gorgeous 1920's dresser, in need of lots of TLC, from a local Goodwill two years ago. I put off the refinishing because I wasn't sure I could manage to save this beauty, nor did I think I had the time. I finally found the time, and the courage, to attempt the rescue. I'm glad I waited and took my time because now I'm beyond happy with the results.
The veneer was peeling, cracking and literally falling off the front where the two bottom drawers meet. The sides of the dresser had major veneer damage as well, not to mention the top of this piece was gouged, scratched and missing pieces of veneer.
I was able to fix the peeling veneer by using wood glue, painters tape and clamps. Then once I had the veneer lying flat on the wood again, I used a high quality wood filler to fill in all the cracks and spots of missing veneer. I had originally hoped to save the wood and not paint at all, but when I attempted to stain the piece (after sanding) the wood filler would not take the stain as well as I'd hoped. This meant all the filled parts stood out and were a major eye sore.

sentimental old dresser into a beautiful storage bench, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, storage ideas

Sentimental Old Dresser Into a Beautiful Storage Bench

My great gramdmother gave me this dresser when I was born. It travelled with me to college and then 3 different houses. It's definitely seen better days. But I just didn't have the heat to throw it away. So, instead....

mint gold french provincial dresser, painted furniture

Mint & Gold French Provincial Dresser

I got this beautiful French Provincial Dresser for a steal off of Craigslist and couldn't wait to transform it. I've been dying to paint something mint for a while and this turned out to be the perfect piece!

an old dresser given new life, painted furniture, woodworking projects

An Old Dresser Given New Life

Saving this dresser from a trip to the dump made for an interesting project.

country grey chalk paint sideboard, chalk paint, home decor, painted furniture, After

Country Grey Chalk Paint Sideboard

This Summer I was busy trying to furnish and decorate our Farm house…spending the least possible amount of money. We found a local farmer that builds furniture and had some pieces custom-made. All unfinished and ready for my favourite paint…Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

distressed finish farmhouse bed

Distressed Finish Farmhouse Bed

Our daughter really wanted to make the bedroom at her new apartment look nice, so she asked her dad (we call him Mr. DIY) to make her a Farmhouse Bed. He dropped all his other projects and got right on it. You can see how we built it on a previous post on Hometalk or you can just do a Google search with "DIY Design Fanatic How To Make A Farmhouse Bed".This post will show you the finished bed and how it looks in her room.

dresser refresh inspired by vintage sheets, painted furniture

Dresser Refresh Inspired by Vintage Sheets

I am honored to be part of a SUPER awesome new group called Furniture Refresh. It’s made up of some really amazing bloggers that will be following monthly themes and Refreshing old pieces of furniture. This months theme is: Inspired By. YOu can check out all of the other projects from the group by going clicking HERE:
Such a fun theme to start us off.

art deco dresser in taupe walnut gold, how to, painted furniture

Art Deco Dresser in Taupe, Walnut & Gold

I dug this art deco beauty out of a warehouse full of treasures last summer. I usually don't go for this style, but I liked the lines and could see the potential.

fast easy faux bed frame

Fast & Easy Faux Bed Frame

Make this DIY faux bed frame in minutes for cheap!

repurposed dresser to bench, chalk paint, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Repurposed Dresser to Bench

This $20 garage sale find was pretty beat up.

how to create a hidden vertical space to store large size paper, craft rooms, how to, organizing, storage ideas

Create A Hidden Vertical Space To Store Large Size Paper

Do you have large size paper and similar sized items like poster board, cutting mats, art canvas and bits and pieces of cardboard that you hate to throw out just in case you need it?
Storing these kinds of items can be a problem. You don't want to store them so they take up a lot of room, don't get damaged and you want them to be easily accessible. Typical storage options are under a bed or at the back of a closet.
I came up with a storage solution that works perfectly in my craft room!

headboard bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Headboard Bench

A client of mine ordered a headboard bench with storage for one of her daughters. She brought her daughter out to the farm to pick out the headboard, paint and fabric and this is the headboard she picked out. She also requested storage under the seat.

turning an old dresser into a media console, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Turning an Old Dresser Into a Media Console

When we purchased an abandoned storage unit at an auction, it came with this very sad old dresser in it. I tried to sell the dresser, but nobody would take it, even for next to nothing. So it sat in the garage, forgotten, for months.

building an inexpensive king sized headboard

Building an Inexpensive King Sized Headboard

Three years after the husband bought the king size mattress, I finally got around to building the headboard I'd always imagined.I had a day off and I knew the weather was going to be lovely so I didn’t waste any time.

painted teal blue mirror furniture dresser, painted furniture

The Queen of Teal

I have had this mirror for a long long time, it has seen many different paint colours but I really wanted to paint it teal. I just needed a base for it!

dresser makeover with stenciled drawers, chalk paint, painted furniture

Dresser Makeover With Stenciled Drawers

This dresser was in desperate need of a makeover. The color, while beautiful at one time, had turned dingy and splotchy over time. Time to remake it into something beauiful!

quick rustic headboard

Quick Rustic Headboard!

Wood, Stain, and some screws you get this easy to make cute "cabin feel" headboard! Watch the video to see me make it or scroll through the steps below!Don't forget to check out my other headboards and furniture flips on my YouTube channel:

a bed with canopy

A Bed With Canopy

A client asked me for a romantic bed. But she said she didn´t want a bed, she wanted THE bed. So I had to think of something special...

from headboard to chalkboard, chalkboard paint, crafts, how to, painting, repurposing upcycling

From Headboard To Chalkboard

Hello Hometalkers! I teamed up with my friends over at DecoArt, to bring you this project! Their line of paints are seriously to die for! Easy to use, and their bright crisp colors will leave your projects looking ahhhmazing!

art on furniture

Art on Furniture

Inspiration came from an image I saw in the web. After that it was not difficult to carry the idea to a piece of furniture.

bondo and wood filler saved this vintage chest , chalk paint, painted furniture

Bondo and Wood Filler Saved This Vintage Chest.

This poor vintage cedar chest had seen better days. The base boards were bowed so bad, the corner was flipping out. The hardware was so rusted, the screws no longer worked.
Was I up to the task? You bet!

painted french provincial triple dresser, painted furniture

Painted French Provincial Triple Dresser

Some finishes were meant to last a lifetime.. just not a lifetime of abuse. My best friend had originally rescued this bedroom set and then decided it wasn't large enough for her room. So, I was tasked with bringing a lot of love, hard work, and a beautiful new life to this once beautiful French provincial triple dresser. I love the way she turned out.

fake reclaimed wood, home decor, painted furniture

Fake Reclaimed Wood

Here's a technique to create the illusion of reclaimed wood...

how to make a headboard with embedded nightstands

How to Make a Headboard With Embedded Nightstands

This is a simple woodworking project and you don't need to many tools, it is very practical and you can add as many shelfs as you want and they work as Nightstands also!