Restoring old furniture

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How to Repair Damaged Veneer: makes me want go thrift something damaged

How to Repair Damaged or Missing VeneerA to Z Custom Creations

Damaged or missing veneer can be very unsightly but it can be repaired! This tutorial will walk you thru the process of reconstructing with bondo.

Ridiculously Awesome Shabby Chic Furniture Makeover Using Krylon Looking Glass Paint.

Ridiculously Awesome Shabby Chic Furniture Makeover Using Krylon Looking Glass Paint - Do-It-Yourself Fun Ideas

I am so excited to share this dresser and night stand transformation. You won’t believe the before and after pictures or how easy it was to do. These are the after pics… (The color of the dresser is accurate. The night stand picture has the sun pouring in which sort of warps the color […]

Ornate Dresser in Turquoise with Black Glaze ~ Before & After. Find more painted, glazed & distressed inspiration on our Pinterest boards, or on the Facelift Furniture DIY blog.

Turquoise Dresser Glazed Black – Before & After

One of the most exciting things about glaze is how it accents detailed, ornate furniture pieces. Combined with a great paint color, glaze draws out all the character of a weary and worn piece of fu…

Go with stunning contrasts for a bold effect.

25 Beautiful Furniture Makeover Ideas Using Paint

Tired of looking at your old dresser or wardrobe, but don’t want to thrift it? Sometimes we get attached to old furniture items which have sentimental value—or we simply do not have the money or


Recycle and reuse

With a little ingenuity and creativity, you can turn a worn piece of forgotten furniture into a custom showpiece for your home.

refinishing old wood with coconut oil, painted furniture, Apply coconut oil with dry rag

Refinishing Old Wood with Coconut Oil

To refinish old dry wood simply sand and wash with warm soapy water. Let the wood dry out (after washing it). Now using a clean dry rag apply a thin coat of coconut oil. Let it sit for 5 minutes or so, and then buff (wipe in a circular motion). Repeat if the wood is really dry. For this piece I also applied a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax as added protection. The coconut oil brought out the natural color of the wood, re-hydrated the wood, and took away that old musty barn…

Dresser Makeover

Dresser Makeover

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15 Painted Dressers That Will Make You Want to Bust Out a Paintbrush ~ 24 Cottonwood Lane24 Cottonwood Lane

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I'm fairly obsessed with furniture makeovers, which you probably already know if you've followed this blog for any length of time. Painted dressers are a quick way to bring some style and storage just about anywhere you need them. The nice thing about dressers is they come in all shapes and sizes from the petite, like the infamous Ikea Rast.... [caption id=attachment_4890 align=aligncenter width=500] Source[/caption] to the statement piece (ie huge). [caption id=attachment_4891…

99¢ Thrift Store Table Makeover | Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

99¢ Thrift Store Table Makeover | Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

You read that right, Friends, 99¢ for a table!! Hey there, and welcome to Trash-to Treasure Tuesday, one of my favorite days of the month! Not only am I sharing a thrifty makeover today, but four of my favorite treasure-maker friends are too! Look for their posts at the bottom. This table is a perfect trash-to-treasure project! Clearly the person who priced it thought it was trash. I found it while thrifting, just before the holidays. (When I was supposed to be Christmas shopping, of…

ROCOCO BEDSIDE This elegant, handmade carved wood bedside is finished in gold leaf and has a pretty rattan shelf.

Furniture, Fabrics and Fine Things | Angel and Boho

Painted furniture specialists, we have been selling painted furniture in Farrow and Ball colours and our own paints for 20 years alongside beautiful velvet and linen fabrics and quirky homewares.

Dress up Drawers & Cabinet Doors with Rope Handles

Get a handle on rope and add rope handles to drawers and cabinet doors. It's an easy way to give a furniture piece a beachy nautical look.

Fine French Art Deco Giltwood Bergere, circa 1920 image 2

Fine French Art Deco Giltwood Bergere, circa 1920

Fine Art Deco Giltwood Bergere with new upholstery and fine fabric. Restored surface.