Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, and/or Craig’s List are a GOLD MINE of furniture projects that you can get for next-to-nothing and makeover to look like a million bucks – like this upcycled coffee table I refinished in a two-tone.

 I couldn’t call this a “coffee table makeover” because I have 4 or 5 posts that are already titled that and SEO would give me a slap on the hand.

Instead I’m hoping you found me either because you follow my awesome adventures 😉, […]

2021-08-30T10:42:48-04:00August 30th, 2021|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

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, […]

Updating an old ceiling fan

Upgrade and update an old ceiling with a bit of spray paint! Less than an hour of work and less than $20 in supplies!

I know to some, ceiling fans are the scourge of interior design.

To me, it’s about function over form – I NEED to keep the air moving.  In the summer (obviously) it helps to cool a room, but in winter – when put into reverse – it actually helps warm a room too.

All of our bedrooms have a […]

2021-08-01T08:20:56-04:00August 1st, 2021|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

Upcycled dresser turned hall tree

In a time when wood prices are crazy and landfills are beyond capacity, let me suggest to you that upcycling / repurposing is the way to go.  Save money, save the environment and have fun creating – like this upcycled dresser turned hall tree!

I love this so freaking much!

I don’t know what to tell you – I’m a genius!!

Okay, an accidental genius, but I’m still taking it because (for once) my idea turned out spectacularly!

See this dresser:

Making over Muskoka chairs

I’ve said this a thousand times, but I’ll say it again; if you have solid wood furniture, DON’T EVER, EVER get rid of it!  These Muskoka chairs are solid cedar – something not many can afford anymore – but all they needed was a little makeover to bring them back to new.

Not really a makeover, but I was looking for some alliteration in my title.

I’m sitting here, having just finished the refinish on the Muskoka chairs and I’m rewarding my […]

2021-07-02T13:04:42-04:00July 2nd, 2021|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

CHEAP garage cabinets to organize your space

You want the look of the sleek, new, steel garage cabinets to organize your garage or shop, but can’t afford the price tag? Here’s your solution!

You guys!

You guys, you guys, YOU GUYS!!!

I am SO EXCITED about this idea that I only just finished organizing my garage yesterday and I’m already jumping on the computer to share the transformation!

So, you know my garage is my “She-Shop”.  I’d like to park my car in there, but it’s usually full of projects in […]

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 […]