Dresser Refresher

At her blog, I Dig Pinterest, Christine shared a fun makeover.  This dresser had been on her to-do list for a while, so as soon as the weather got better, she went to work giving it a new look.

wardrobe dresser

The dresser was a hand-me-down from my in-laws soon after my husband and I were married,” Christine explains, so it holds sentimental value in their home.  The finish was dated, and she wanted to spruce it up for her daughters’ bedroom.  She went for a two-tone look, opting to paint the drawer fronts a different color from the rest of the dresser.  She used chalk paint.  Pink and white looks so feminine and fun!  


You can learn more about this project at I Dig Pinterest.

Cabinet Makeover for a Little Girl

Here’s another gorgeous rescue from Ama of Ohoh Blog.  Ama had an old cabinet that wasn’t very tall.  She realized it was the perfect height for her little girl to used as a dresser.

The cabinet didn’t start out very pretty, but a few coats of paint changed all that.  I think the hardware painted bright pink is especially stunning on this piece.  Those knobs and pulls add a fun, subtle pop of color.

You can get more details on this makeover at Ohoh Blog.

Vintage Window Art

When Kelly from The Pink Hammer removed a wall decal from her daughter’s room in preparation for a house showing, she hated to just throw it away. Instead Kelly looked for a new home for the decal that could travel with them and came upon an old window from her stash that was a perfect match.

old window

Kelly simply applied the vinyl to the window for a unique piece of wall art with lots of character. The little detail of the bird and leaves creeping onto the window frame is my favorite part. So cute!

old window with wall decal

Read more at The Pink Hammer.

Reupholstered Storage Bench

Heidi from My Beautiful Mess got this upholstered storage bench at a garage sale years ago and was about to take it to Goodwill when she decided to save it and make it new.

leather storage ottoman

With a fun new color and fabric, the bench has found new life in Heidi’s daughter’s room. It’s the perfect place to store all those pretty princess dresses. I just love the yellow chevron hidden underneath. What a fun surprise!

reupholstered storage bench 2

Get the details at My Beautiful Mess.

Handpainted Forest Table

Catherine from Paisley & Polka Dot Threads had been on the lookout for a desk for her daughter’s room. When she saw this little table sitting in the rain, she grabbed it up for the job. It was pretty nasty, but that kind of comes with the roadkill rescuing territory.

curbside table 

Catherine’s plan for the table’s makeover involved handpainting a magical forest on the tabletop. Catherine says, “The design features a little girl, a squirrel, snail and other forest creatures, as well as words I hope will inspire her.” I am so glad the dirt and other nastiness didn’t stand in the way of Catherine creating this darling table!

magical forest refabbed table

Get all the details at Paisley & Polka Dot Threads.

Geometric Stenciled Dresser

Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts made a u-turn when she saw this dresser sitting on the side of the road. The piece was solid wood and in pretty decent shape. It’s always a wonder what people will throw away! But, hey, Mandy’s gain since the dresser was perfect for her daughters’ bedroom.

before Dresser

Mandy “girlied” it up with some white paint for the base and purple for the drawer fronts. She then added a decorative element to the drawers using with a feminine, yet modern stencil. The detail of the stencil is a beautiful complement to the dresser’s simple lines. A lovely new dresser for two lovely little ladies!

Stenciled Dresser

Check out the transformation at Sugar Bee Crafts.

Decoupage Bedside Table

Kristen from Inspired Whims had a 1980s bedside table that would be perfect for her daughter’s nursery. However, it needed a little updating before it could make its way from the garage into the house.

bedside table

Kristen purposefully chose a paint color and paper pattern for the drawer fronts that wasn’t too babyish and would grow with her daughter. After some sanding, priming, painting, and Mod Podge, it’s new finish is fun and colorful. It’s the perfect accent piece to liven up a nursery or kid’s room.

refabbed bedside table

Go to Inspired Whims for the tutorial.