vintage school desk gets modern makeover, painted furniture

Vintage School Desk Gets Modern Makeover

During one of my trash picking adventures last summer, I discovered this amazing vintage school desk sitting road side. I absolutely loved the shape of it and could not resist shoving it into my car to take home for a future project.

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Two End Tables Get a Sweet Country Makeover - Before and After

The weekend before last I ran over to an estate sale not far from us and scored big. For $100 I picked up a wooden sofa, matching chair and coffee table, a rocking chair and these two end tables. I am planning on refinishing the rocking chair and selling it on craig's list to try to recoup some of that $100 I spent. But the sofa, matching chair and coffee table I have big plans for on our deck. Meanwhile, I went to work on these two old end tables almost immediately thinking that we could really use them in our living room. On top of that, I've just been chomping at the bit to try the refinished top and painted base that I've been seeing online so much lately that I just love.

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Stenciled Rug!

I needed a new rug for my outdoor patio but didn't want to spend too much so I found a rug at Home Depot for $17, applied a stencil pattern to it and sealed it with spray on poly. Not sure how it will hold up but our weather in South Texas is mild so I'm curious to see how it does! At this price, I may make another one for the holidays!

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Kitchen Blah to Kitchen Ta-Da!

Sarah from Hilltop Florist transformed her once-drab kitchen into a modern masterpiece with Lazy Linen, Liquorice, and Clear Coat!

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How To Stencil A DIY Bone Inlay Dresser

We can all agree that bone inlay furniture is gorgeous but the hefty price tag that comes attached to it is not. If you've been daydreaming about owning your own beautiful bone inlay piece of furniture then we have the perfect DIY project for you. Stencils are an easy and inexpensive way to create that designer look you've been lusting after. Today we're sharing a DIY bone inlay mirror that was created using our Indian Inlay Stencil Kit.

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Vintage School Desk DIY is a Head of the Class

Hubby and I found this adorable vintage school desk when we were out antiquing. I couldn’t help but take it home and give it some love. This DIY will certainly take this sad little desk to the head of the class.

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Add A Graphic To Furniture The Easy Way

I want to show you How To Add A Graphic To Furniture The EASY Way.
I decided to start with a little cupboard that was a gift.

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Spray Paint a Pillow? #FallPreview

Sure, why not? My front porch needed an injection of color. Stat! So I used what I had on hand - burlap from Home Depot garden dept., spray paint., and a dollar store felt leaf.

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Desk Flip - September FFFC Geometric Design Contest

This month's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest is sponsored by General Finishes. They donated a quart of milk paint for my project. The winner of the contest gets a full case of General Finishes product in quarts or pints!

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Up cycled Army Field Desk

A friend scored on this curb find with a well traveled Army Field Desk. She requested that it match her office furniture, which was not Army green. This transformation is so chic!

furniture transformation with cosmetic surgery and milk paint, painted furniture

Furniture Transformation With "Cosmetic Surgery" and Milk Paint

I found a pair of night stands at the Goodwill, and while perfectly solid and usable, the style just wasn't my cup of tea. Nothing a little furniture cosmetic surgery and some milk paint couldn't fix.

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Lane Traditional Desk Makeover

This desk was an estate sale steal, thanks to my husband's awesome negotiation skills. I forgot to take a picture of it before I started work, but here's a good start.

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Swirl Paint for a High End Furniture Finish

I love the look of layered colors on furniture. But the process can be time consuming. To save a little time I decided to swirl my paint colors and brush it on in one coat.

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DIY Wall Stencil

I was browsing tile for absolutely no reason since I have no bathroom or kitchen renovations in my near future. I came across some tile, fell in love, and couldn’t get the pattern out of my head. I decided to put my design crush to good use and created a wall stencil out of the same pattern. Using a pieced of paper, a pencil and a paintbrush I created a stenciled wall in my entryway.

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Kitchen Makeover for $100 With General Finishes Milk Paint!!

Oak cabinets....anyone else have oak cabinets and want something different?! My sister did, so I grabbed my paint brush and favorite General Finishes milk paints and went to town!

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Moroccan Nightstands

A client asked me for a pair of nightstands for her bedroom, which she described as a moroccan style. I was enthusiastic about it because I thought of brilliant colors and nice patterns.

look how adorable this wooden stool is now

Look How Adorable This Wooden Stool Is Now!

There are a lot of possibilities when it comes to updating an old wooden stool because it's easy to give your wooden furniture a new life with some paint and our stencil patterns. Today we're sharing a DIY stenciled wooden stool makeover using our Summer Blossom Flower Stencil one of our NEW Flower Stencil Patterns.

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Peacock Blue & Silver Vintage Glamour Desk Makeover ‪#‎BackToSchool

Time for one of Rescuing furniture. Check out the Vintage Glamour Makeover this beat up old desk got.
I saw it at Goodwill priced next to nothing and I knew I could save it!
Using some gorgeous Peacock blue paint and a slate color for the top I transformed this from boring to Beautiful. To add a little more spice, I used silver paint and a stencil down the drawers and 3 different handles to give it that eclectic vintage feel.
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diy cuban tile on any surface

DIY Cuban Tile On Any Surface!

I am seriously in LOVE with this new 12" x 12" Cuban Style Rubber STAMP! I have a painted concrete floor in my studio that I am going to try this Cuban Tile Design on.

how to stencil an outdoor rug

How to Stencil an Outdoor Rug

When your front porch needs a little love and you want a rug that is a little more unique and shows your personality- you paint it!

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DIY Dinosaur-Themed Nursery

After battling loss and infertility for three years, my husband and I are happy to announce that we have a baby girl arriving on Christmas Day! We wanted to do something really special for her nursery, and being dinosaur fanatics ourselves, we decided to share that love with her. This nursery was to be a fun, bold place for her to grow up in and further her imagination, so we fueled that by choosing a bold color scheme.

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Furniture Makeover Idea

I transformed this $5 garage sale table with milk paint, fabric, and trim! Check out my post on even more furniture makeover ideas. It's so fun!

end table makeover and a personal challenge, home decor, living room ideas, painted furniture

End Table Makeover, and a Personal Challenge.

My family is away for 10 days so I am challenging myself to doing 3 furniture makeovers in that time. Wish me luck!
Here is the first one completed.

ugly barn wood cabinets get an elegant make over, painted furniture, woodworking projects

Ugly Barn Wood Cabinets Get an Elegant Make Over

If you hate your cabinets, there are always ideas to help you make them beautiful.

antique linen cabinet makeover

Antique Linen Cabinet Makeover

We live in a century home which really means....zero storage space !!! We found this gorgeous linen cabinet at a great deal and use it now to house towels in our bathroom ....I actually want people to see my bathroom now :)