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A refurbished chest of drawers.

Salvaging a Basset Chest of DrawersOn a trip to the laundromat, I saw what appeared to be a chest of drawers. I pulled over and stopped so that I could get a closer look. Indeed it was a chest of drawers. Looked ugly enough. Some sort of mustard yellow puke color. All 5 drawers were there. The bottom of the chest looked as though it had been sitting in 5 inches of water. Long enough so that the lower decorative part of its foundation and bottom slat of wood had disintegrated. I opened the top drawer and it appeared brand new, albeit dusty, dirty and webby.

 

A painted table top.

Recycled Painted TableAfter finding this bent and torn child's table, we recycled it into an adult side table.

 

An Alice in Wonderland Painted Cedar Chest

Alice in Wonderland Painted Cedar ChestCedar chest restored and hand painted with Alice in Wonderland. Polyurethane finish. Donating it to a group that help children that have been abused.

 

table painted pink and light green with a decorative vinyl top

Upcycled Wooden TableI got this table for free and upcycled it for about $5. (I already had basic supplies of paint, brushes, stain, varnish, and sandpaper. The only things I purchased was the vinyl and a small bottle of acrylic craft paint.) The top was not wood, but the legs of the table were, so I decided to do a combination of wood, paint, and vinyl for the top. It turned out rather unique!

 

The wrought iron table after being painted.

Paint Touch Up on Side TableJust a little color can change the look of something and add a new "feel" to your decor.

 

Double Distressed Farmer's Table - finished table

Double Distressed Farmer's TableAlthough this table was already distressed, I distressed it again using the "wet" method for distressing.

 

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Distressed Finish Stool - wooden stool with a light blue distressed wash finish

Distressed Finish StoolThis project involves using a "wash paint" technique to make a distressed look on furniture.

 

Boxy to Shabby Chic Cabinet - finished cabinet

Boxy to Shabby Chic CabinetThis was a boxy looking little cabinet with drawers and I wanted to upcycle it to make it look shabby chic. So this is what I did. I found the cabinet set out for trash pick up, but didn't know what it was or what to do with it. After a couple of months, we came up with this idea for storing my daughter's Bath and Body Works collection!

 

A chair with a woven fabric seat.

Repairing an Old ChairI love this little chair, but it needed help. I sanded it, stained it with natural Minwax stain. Then I started the seat. I made the seat by using rag strips, braiding, and finally weaving.

 

A vintage sewing machine before restoration.

Vintage Sewing Machine RestorationIf you have a vintage sewing machine in its original cabinet, you might want to consider a makeover. The restoration can include getting the machine into good working order and restoring or refinishing the cabinet. Whether you use it for sewing or as a piece of decor this can be a very rewarding and enjoyable project. See how it was done here.

 

Decalicious Dresser Makeover - painted three drawer dresser with large rose decal.

Decalicious Dresser MakeoverRefinishing an old or castoff dresser can include the use of pretty decals along with new paint or stain. This page offers a dresser makeover including the addition of a lovely rose decal motif.

 

Decalicious Dresser Makeover - painted three drawer dresser with large rose decal.

Decalicious Dresser MakeoverThis was an unwanted, inexpensive dresser someone had set out in front of their house. I took it home and decided since it was free, I could be a little adventuresome with it. And this is what my husband and I did!

 

Double Distressed Farmer's Table - finished table

Double Distressed Farmer's TableAlthough this table was already distressed, I distressed it again using the "wet" method for distressing.

 

Boxy to Shabby Chic Cabinet - finished cabinet

Boxy to Shabby Chic CabinetThis was a boxy looking little cabinet with drawers and I wanted to upcycle it to make it look shabby chic. So this is what I did. I found the cabinet set out for trash pick up, but didn't know what it was or what to do with it. After a couple of months, we came up with this idea for storing my daughter's Bath and Body Works collection!

 

Upcycled Wooden Table - sanded top

Upcycled Wooden TableI got this table for free and upcycled it for about $5. (I already had basic supplies of paint, brushes, stain, varnish, and sandpaper. The only things I purchased was the vinyl and a small bottle of acrylic craft paint.) The top was not wood, but the legs of the table were, so I decided to do a combination of wood, paint, and vinyl for the top. It turned out rather unique!

 

Sew Pretty Sewing Machine Restoration - finished project

Sew Pretty Sewing Machine RestorationAfter receiving this 1938 Singer sewing machine and cabinet from a friend, my husband and I took on the restoration project together to put our "stay-at-home during COVID 19" to good use!

 

Distressed Finish Stool - wooden stool with a light blue distressed wash finish

Distressed Finish StoolThis project involves using a "wash paint" technique to make a distressed look on furniture.

 

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The wrought iron table after being painted.

Paint Touch Up on Side TableJust a little color can change the look of something and add a new "feel" to your decor.

 

A painted table top.

Recycled Painted TableAfter finding this bent and torn child's table, we recycled it into an adult side table.

 

A chair with a woven fabric seat.

Repairing an Old ChairI love this little chair, but it needed help. I sanded it, stained it with natural Minwax stain. Then I started the seat. I made the seat by using rag strips, braiding, and finally weaving.

 

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