This antique piece of furniture, literally, went From Trash to Treasure, and I am absolutely in love with how it turned out. It was a project taken on by Jennifer Tasso, who is one of my blog followers in Syracuse, New York. It is with her permission that I share the photo, and her DIY success story. Can you believe, she found it on the side of the road!?! Continue reading
A Repurposed Nightstand is now ready for playtime as a child’s kitchenette. It’s one of my favorite projects to date. Learn how to transform an old piece of furniture, that is unwanted and unused, into a one-of-a-kind family keepsake. For this video tutorial, I use items found entirely at thrift stores. I use craft paints, used hardware, and even a thrift store pillowcase to achieve a darling kitchenette. Get ready to get cookin’ with this Repurposed Nightstand!
Check out another one of my repurposing projects; a vintage trunk turned treasure as a one-of-a-kind coffee table.
My daughter’s Bedroom Makeover is finished, and now it’s time for The Big Reveal. I certainly made you wait long enough for it! But there was just so much I wanted to show you, so I had to break it up into five parts. Now that you’ve seen most of it, let’s talk about the walls.
So far in this Bedroom Makeover, we’ve turned a twin captain’s bed into a stylish day bed, and we’ve made our own upholstered headboard. Now comes my favorite project in this makeover: A Hand Painted Dresser. It’s painted to combine my daughter’s love of all things vintage…and more importantly to capture her passion for music. And, I have to say, I am positively in love with how it turned out.
I realize I’ve been blogging heavily on furniture projects lately, but when you see this Turquoise Dresser with Damask Detail on top, you’ll understand why I couldn’t wait to show it off. I LOVE how it turned out. It’s kind of bold, kind of classic, and it’s definitely a statement piece. I guarantee, you won’t find another one like it anywhere.
No matter how long I’ve been doing this, I still seem to learn from every project…and in the case of this Boys Dresser, I actually learned two things: One, sometimes I picture things way differently in my mind. And, Two, you should really read directions. You’ll see what I mean as you continue reading on. For now, let me take you back to the beginning, when this cute and colorful dresser was plain white.
And now time for an important Furniture Flip Update… (Insert news bulletin soundtrack here.) Last month, in a Murals by Marcy video tutorial, you saw me take an old piece of furniture that had been sitting out in the elements, and had the water damage to prove it…and I turned it into this darling dresser. It’s now pretty in pink with black piping and a striped top, accented by pink crystal knobs. Well, I’m happy to report, it’s SOLD.
In Part 1 of this blog, I showed you how Sanding, Priming, & Prep Work are necessary when taking on a project like painting an old dresser. Now, in Part 2, I continue where we left off: the priming. If you buy paint with primer already in it, you don’t need to prime.