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.
“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.
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.
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.
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!
Read more at The Pink Hammer.
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.
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!
Get the details at My Beautiful Mess.
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.
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!
Get all the details at Paisley & Polka Dot Threads.
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.
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!
Check out the transformation at Sugar Bee Crafts.
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.
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.
Go to Inspired Whims for the tutorial.