Updating Thrifted Furniture

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If you follow me you know I love ornate furniture and painting it to give it an updated look. Well with this piece I decided to add some gold feet to ELEVATE it to the next level. See what I did there?


I can see the beauty but it was a little short so I bought some new gold legs from Amazon.

While I waited on the legs to come in I went ahead and custom mixed some Behr chalk paints I already had...a turquoise and dark green and got a pretty teal. Once I painted the piece I sprayed the hardware this metallic color. The hardware is brass and the gold legs were clashing with the hardware.

Once the feet arrived we could finally install them to the bottom.

And by we I just mean my husband. He screwed the feet in to the bottom of the wood around the base of this piece.

I dry brushed some paints around the details to make them pop and sealed the entire piece with wax.

I’m certain those legs really took it to the next level! Haha

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  • Dee Dee on Apr 04, 2021

    I just love the turquoise and gold! Older furniture, I think, is better made and has more character than the new stuff. Great job!

  • Cathy R Cathy R on May 05, 2021

    That is stunning ! Normally I would run in the other direction if I saw the “before” .... I absolutely love your transformation !