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.
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. ...
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....
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgju0S9Klu8Saki1RJSGlDg
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!
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!
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. http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/2014/01/painted-french-provincial-triple-dresser.html
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!