I was putting a new bathroom cabinet into a bathroom redo. The cabinet coming out was too good to just throw away. So I hung onto it to use in another project later.
I needed a housewarming gift. So, I did what I always do. I went through my scrap wood. I just stare at the pile of scraps until a project pops into my head. Once I have the basic project, I can tweak it until its something I love.
My niece was given this old dining table. The top was scratched and the chairs were worn. It was in desperate need of a makeover. I decided to give it a French facelift.I started by taking the seats off of the chairs. They unscrewed easily from the bottom. I took the four wooden back slats off the chairs and then the wooden top off of the table. Leaving just the metal frames of the table and chairs. They had lost most of their finish. I spray painted all the metal frames a flat black.
Before: It was an old built-in dresser in a kids room in an old log cabin that someone was sending to the dump. The top was ruined and was thrown away. The sides were just made from plywood. I was told to just let it go to the dump because there was nothing I could do to it to make it pretty or usable.
My daughter and her husband bought a new house. They are just starting out, so they are still trying to get the house decorated. Below is their bed needing a headboard to finish the look.
I got this old mid-century side desk for free from an office that was closing. It had been in the basement and was headed to the garbage. I thought with the right top, I could turn this into a dressing table to match a chair I had recently reupholstered.