Antique footstool makeover

This antique footstool holds a lot of fond memories, but has seen better days as far as appearance goes. A bit of elbow grease and she’s (almost) as pretty as new.

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2021-10-04T07:54:07-04:00October 4th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Antique footstool makeover

Finally! A round side table that fits!

Another Kijiji find, this round side table makeover was about as easy as they come. Sand, stain, seal and enjoy!

Are you sick of my endless side table makeovers?

When it comes to finding a round side table to sit between our two lazyboys, I am.

It has been so hard to find a side table that was wood, round, of the right height and large enough to hold tea, books, glasses, remotes etc.  I thought I had a winner with this round […]

2021-09-27T13:42:29-04:00September 27th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Finally! A round side table that fits!

Card table makeover – or is it called a game table?

You’ve seen folding tables on Kijiji or Craig’s list – but did any of them look this good? They can with this inexpensive card table makeover!

I’m pretty sure my Grandparents would have called this a card table?

damaged card table, damaged game table, damaged folding table

Maybe I’m wrong?

After a Pinterest search for what to call this, I found that these old folding tables are listed under card tables, game tables, AND folding tables?

Regardless, […]

2021-08-09T12:06:56-04:00August 9th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, GAMES / FUN, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Card table makeover – or is it called a game table?

Black bookcase stunner

A $30 find, patched, painted and finished with a bead board backing, turned into this black bookcase stunner!

Thursday I showed off the black desk makeover and gave a little sneak peek at the bookcase I refinished to make an office combo.

I won’t go through every single step again, if you want to know how I refinish furniture you can read the desk post or the “How to refinish furniture” post I […]

2021-04-25T10:30:01-04:00April 25th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Black bookcase stunner

Black desk makeover… to black?

This desk makeover is a bit different than the furniture makeovers I usually show… because I stripped it down and refinished it to the same colour.  Yup, an ugly and damaged black desk to a clean and almost-new black desk – that’s a great makeover!

There is a method to my madness though; first off,  I couldn’t stain this oak desk because there was just too much damage that had to be fixed and filled and stain wouldn’t have covered all […]

2021-04-22T11:31:03-04:00April 22nd, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Black desk makeover… to black?

Grandma’s corner cabinet makeover

This corner cabinet makeover took this piece from ornate and dated to crisp black and shaker-style with just a few pieces of trim, some wood filler and paint.

 I have had this corner cabinet (my grandmother’s) since my grandfather passed away about 25 years ago.

Grandma's corner cabinet

It was a gift from him to her and it’s beautiful.  I’ve had it on display everywhere I’ve lived and have had it chock-full of her china and […]

2021-04-13T07:57:55-04:00April 11th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Grandma’s corner cabinet makeover

Refinishing a side table – and my first circle round!!

A $10 table can look like a million bucks with just a bit of elbow grease and a hint of confidence.

Hellooooo my friends!

I have been chugging away in the background building a board and batten wall in my dining room, refinishing an old oak school chair, building a cabinet for my daughter’s guinea pigs and refinishing some bookcases that are going to be SPECTACULAR.  I’ve also been planning and plotting the rest of my dining room makeover, including refinishing my […]

2021-02-25T12:48:02-05:00February 25th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Refinishing a side table – and my first circle round!!
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