Wood (Furniture & Decor)

Furniture

Wood furniture is often built to last, and I like to think that everything deserves a second, third or fourth chance. With a little love, everything can be "beautified."

My first opportunity in working with a classic relic from the 1950s/1960s. Lots of learning in how to strip furniture and how to return beauty to wood that had been hidden for decades. For the how-to click here.


Click here to see how this transformation took place and steps on how to do it yourself


One of my most labor intensive projects was this Tiffany & Co. inspired hutch. Using the Tiffany blue and silver accents, it turned out super cute. For the how-to and more pictures click here.



To see how these Target bookshelves were transformed to look like Pottery Barn's, click here

Click here to see how this beautiful table & 8 chairs started out, as well as how it was repaired to be good as new!
(hint: the whole set was in bad shape and was only $75)

 Updated Entertainment Centers

One of my first pieces to redo and sell, this entertainment center provided great learning opportunities. For more info on how I turned this FREE solid wood entertainment center into something pretty click here.
This was a fun and majorly time consuming project that I will never do again, but happy I did once. To see how to do one yourself and the costs associated with it, click here.

Hidden Lego Play Station from Old "Desk"

An old honey oak desk was transformed using General Finishes Gel Stain and Lego Baseplates. Now the problem of Legos everywhere has been solved with a convenient place to play and hide when not in use. Click here to learn more.

It is hard to tell from the picture, but this dresser had nicks and scratches all over it, and in the wrong places. It had a big white spot on the top surface too so with some Rustoleum Black Satin finish spray paint and some Chalkboard paint this dresser looks as good as new. Click here to see how to do this.

This heavily lacquered piece was a cheap find on Craigslist. When I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do. It didn't take long before it was transformed into something I would actually be happy of having in our home.  Click here to see more pictures on how this came to be.

For more pictures and the how-to, click here

To see the orange-oak look this bookcase originally was sporting, click here
and at the same time learn how to make your own homemade graywash.

For more pictures and the how-to, click here
For more pictures and the how-to click here
Got a dresser that is missing drawers, or they're in bad shape?
Transform it into a fun dress-up station. For tutorial click here.

For more pictures and the how-to click here
Learn how regular fabric can cover up blemishes and take your furniture redos to a whole new level of "Wow!" Click here for the full tutorial.
Who knew you could save water damaged laminate furniture?
See the tutorial on how to salvage the expanded "wood" as well as how to paint perfect stripes here.
1970's Lane cedar chest that had seen better days, to an updated, comfy & cute chest.
Click here to see the DIY steps.
Have ugly wicker? Spray it with gel stain! 
Learn how to make your the gel stain spray recipe here so that you can stain wicker or other pieces in minutes!

Nothing that a little paint and hardware can't fix!
Click here to see the quick & easy transformation.

With broken drawers & spider eggs, this dresser was in bad shape.
Click here to see how to save a dresser and make it look awesome!


Reclaimed Wood

Wood is spectacular in itself, but add FREE to it & you have a winning combination! Below are some things I have made using reclaimed wood, with many of the pictures having links to their tutorials:

To fill a large wall space, I typed up lyrics from one of my favorite songs, and framed each using old fence wood.
Click here (& scroll to the bottom of the page) to see how to make these yourself.
No tutorial for sign, but to see how this piano used to look, click here.

Click here for the fast & easy steps.
Reclaimed wood makes excellent wall art. These old fence slats worked perfectly for these two projects.

Click here for tutorial & FREE stencil.

Used lumber is easy to find & gives you endless possible projects.
Click here to learn how you can make your own TV stand.


Painting & staining can make reclaimed wood look like new.
Click here for how you can turn free wood into the perfect personalized gifts.


Leftover mirrors are a dime a dozen so this project can be done for free! No worries if you don't have a kreg jig, they can be made without one too. Click here to learn how.



Collapsible easel style birthday sign that goes in your front yard. Write the birthday boy or girl's name in the chalkboard banner & advertise to your neighbors when it is your special day!


Click here to be taken to tutorial.
Stay tuned for many more to come....

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