“My Step-Dad found this dresser at the side of the road on garbage day,” confesses Shelly at 100 Things 2 Do. She was in desperate need of a place to corral miscellaneous winter gear, like hats and gloves, and decided that the old dresser could serve a new purpose.
After removing damaged drawers and braces, Shelly sanded away the old finish. She painted the dresser a darker gray outside and lighter gray inside. Shelly found baskets that would fit onto the shelves, and enjoys having a taller shelf for bags and other miscellaneous items. What a great idea!
Get more information on this repurposed dresser at 100 Things 2 Do.
Brett from Being Bianca shared this incredible table makeover at I Should Be Mopping the Floor. What she started out with was a basic console that had been sitting in her entryway for years, and Brett tells us, “I just couldn’t stomach spending a small fortune on a new table without attempting an upcycle on this one first.”
What makes this makeover unique is that Brett didn’t just change the color or finish of this table, she went for an entirely new look by changing the texture, too. After cleaning the table and removing the drawer hardware, she painted the tabletop with white chalk paint. Then, Brett took basic crafter’s twine and began wrapping it around her table, hot gluing it as she went. The result is amazing–a beautiful neutral, very textural table.
You are going to want to click over to I Should Be Mopping the Floor to get Brett’s directions for wrapping furniture in twine.
“Our neighbor gave us this old stereo console for free last Summer,” says Julie at Redhead Can Decorate. “I loved the
lattice on the front, and it had good bones.”
Deciding it was definitely worthy of a makeover, Julie had her husband rip out the mechanics inside. She painted it with Behr Ultra Black Paint in satin. “Then I added Christmas lights to light up our crystal, which I decided to store inside,” Julie explains. The finishing touch was the addition of some real firewood to add a touch of rustic charm. The former stereo cabinet is now the focal point of her foyer. What a transformation!
Get all the details on this stereo console makeover at Redhead Can Decorate.
Liz Marie, the gal behind Liza Marie Blog, got this old TV console from a Craigslist ad. When she brought it home, she discovered it was much more beat up than she had realized. So, she put some elbow grease into fixing it and giving it a painted makeover.
Once the console was painted, Liz Marie realized that it could potentially be a much more versatile piece of furniture than she had realized. So far, she’s tried styling it as a mudroom/storage bench, extra seating, and as the media cabinet it was meant to be. It looks and works great as all three! Seeing Liz Marie’s takes on the different uses for a single piece of furniture really got my mind working on how to switch up things at my own house.
You can view all of Liz Marie’s different styling ideas for a console like this at Liz Marie Blog.
Gloria from Potentially Beautiful is able to envision the potential beauty in other’s castoffs and sometimes feels amazed at what people will throw away. Take, for example, this dresser that her sister found on the side of the road and graciously gave to Gloria.
Sure, the dresser was in rough shape, but Gloria knew it was not without hope. A coat of chalk paint and some distressing was enough to bring new life to the base, but the veneers on top were in pieces. Not deterred, Gloria covered it with book pages. Pure genius I tell you! The book pages were the perfect solution for this dresser and only add to its vintage style.
Go to Potentially Beautiful to get all the details.