Do you have a spot in your house that bugs you? For Allison at The Golden Sycamore, it was a corner in her dining room. No matter what she tried to do with it, “It just never felt right.” Then she spotted this corner cabinet on her neighbor’s curb and dragged it home. She put it in the problem corner just to keep it out of the way but fell in love with how it looked there! And once you see what she did with it, you’ll fall in love with it too.
Every so often when I feature painted furniture here, the furniture police show up, ready to make arrests because an original finish just got covered up with paint. My attitude about this is expressed very well by Sam from The Junk House, when she explains why she decided to paint the hutch she’d inherited from her grandmother. “At first I was hesitant to paint over such a nice piece, but I know that my grandma would prefer I paint it and enjoy it rather than give it away because it didn’t fit my style or begrudgingly keep it out of obligation.” If paint keeps a perfectly useful piece of furniture out of the junkyard, go for it!
Over at Cutesy Crafts, Jessica tells us that her sister was beyond thrilled when she inherited this jewelry armoire from their Grandmother. The only thing she didn’t love about it was the orange tone of the oak finish. She asked for Jessica’s help to give the large jewelry box a new look.
Annie blogs at Unexpected Transformations. “I was given this dresser from a friend who didn’t quite know what to do with it, she says. The finish was worn and on some of the upper drawers, the slides had broken off.
Dean and Shannon blog at AKA Design. Recently, they shared the evolution of one piece of furniture in their home. I think it’s a great example of how creative thinking can keep just about any item in your home from going curbside.
Brooke blogs at Start at Home. While perusing the flea market with her mom, Brooke came across this china hutch–an outdated color, but still in great condition. So she took it home and got to work giving it a makeover!
At Aurora Patina, Kris came across this sturdy pine hutch on Craigslist. Excited about the display shelves and storage options, she brought it home for a makeover.
Sara from Thrifty Treasures scored this armoire through Freecycle. That’s right, someone gave this sturdy piece up for free! It had great lines and was in pretty decent shape, but Sara couldn’t resist the urge to give it a new look.