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? Maybe I’m wrong? After a Pinterest search for what to call this, I found that these old […]
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 […]
Round coffee table – you won’t believe the before!
You’ve heard me say it again and again – if you can find a piece that is made of solid wood, it is so worth saving! Take this Game-of-Thrones-crazy round coffee table that I picked up for $40 and refinished to a beautiful statement piece for my family room. I finally have a completed project […]
Grandma’s Typewriter Desk
This vintage typewriter desk, and antique Royal typewriter are roughly 80 years old (and looked it), but check out the gorgeous finish I was able to achieve with just a little elbow grease. It’s ready for its next (or first) great novel! This typewriter desk was my Step-Grandmother’s. I include “Step” in there, not because […]
Refinished Antique Secretary Desk
I was commissioned to refinish this antique secretary desk: I don’t know how old this piece is – certainly not an antique by European standards – but definitely an antique secretary in North America. But it was in need of a little love. The earlier varnish had raised and wrinkled, there were scuffs and scratches […]
15 Things to Know Before Painting Furniture
I’ve been refinishin/ painting furniture for over 3 years now, and each new piece brings a new learning experience. Today I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve learned over the dozens of furniture makeovers I’ve done, in the hopes that it will save you some time and effort on your projects. Always, […]
White Nightstand Makeover – Trinca-Ferro Style
I was approached about a month ago by a company called Trinca-Ferro. I’ll be honest and say that I’d never heard of them before, but they inquired as to whether I’d be interested in trying out some of their ceramic furniture knobs on a makeover piece for the blog. QUALITY FURNITURE FIXTURES TO HELP UPDATE […]