How to add feet to furniture – a china cabinet makeover

I added feet, skirting, a drawer, and gave this china cabinet makeover a fresh coat of paint and stain to take it from “Blah” to “Blam!”

Good morning sweet friends!

It’s been a dog’s age since I’ve posted a furniture makeover on the blog hasn’t it?

Time to rectify that!

This cabinet was advertised as a “library” when I bought it from auction.

China cabinet

It came with three shelves, but no feet or legs to keep it […]

2022-06-03T11:15:37-04:00June 3rd, 2022|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on How to add feet to furniture – a china cabinet makeover

Half-round side table

I took an old, grungy kitchen table and turned it into this gorgeous half round side table / demilune table for about $30.

What is a half round table called?  I went with “half-round table” hoping that’s what the majority of people looking for something like this might call it, but the ‘official’ name is Demilune table.  (aka half moon tables).

I’m going to call it the $1 half round because that’s where it all began – with an old, very crappy, […]

2022-01-07T11:01:54-05:00January 7th, 2022|BUILD IT, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Half-round side table

TV console turned DIY electric fireplace

Electric fireplace inserts aren’t as expensive as you might imagine.  I found this fireplace at auction for next-to-nothing and upgraded it by repurposing a TV console into a DIY electric fireplace.  You can do this with buffets, bookcases, sofa tables – just about anything really – to really bring some warmth (literal and figurative) into your room.

Happy Christmas Eve!

I can FINALLY share with you a project I was working on as a Christmas gift for my honey… an electric fireplace.

But […]

2021-12-24T12:04:40-05:00December 24th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on TV console turned DIY electric fireplace

Melted crayon desk makeover

I’ve done a lot of desk makeovers over the years – antique desks, peekaboo desks, secretary desks, stained finishes, painted finishes…  desks are one of my favourite pieces of furniture to refinish…

but this one had me questioning the owner’s sanity.

This desk was going to have a melted crayon river in the top of it and the final paint choice was a grey-purple colour.

I was skeptical, but the customer is always right, right?

This is the desk […]

2021-11-05T14:26:43-04:00November 5th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Melted crayon desk makeover

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.

*This post contains affiliate links to the products I used in this makeover.  For full affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar or bottom of the […]
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!

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|Comments Off on
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