How to: Strip Wooden Furniture and Give It a Freshly Painted Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 05, 2013

I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I swear I'll be better the next time.

Painting furniture is an easy and affordable way to give it a quick makeover, but after decades of facelifts, sometimes you gotta get rid of the paint and start as freshly as possible. This mini-dresser has been mine for an eternity, but now it's time to pass along to my daughter Eleanor for her new adopted bedroom on the 3rd floor.

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Before and After: Colorful Painted Dresser Set

By: Diy maven Jun 18, 2013

Last week we had a post showcasing a before and after of an MCM dresser that put some people on edge. The purists were ruffled! Today, we have another example that just might keep the pot boiling. Shari made over an MCM dresser set, giving it a 'campaign' feel. A shadow of its former self, the dressers now sport a lively Benjamin Moore teal ocean, corner brackets to give them a campaign feel, and a new base. Visit Turn Style Vogue toContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful Painted Dresser-turned-Changing Table Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2013

This Mid-Century dresser recently got a kid-friendly makeover and second life as a changing table. What do you think of the transformation?     

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A Tale of Two Dressers: An Incredible Double Dresser IKEA Hack

By: Capreek May 28, 2013

The Rast dresser from IKEA, with its untreated pine and minimalist lines, is common fodder for DIY furniture makeovers. This version, though, takes the Rast to a whole new level -- times two!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful, Art-Inspired Bookshelf Makeover

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern inspiration!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Playful, Budget-Friendly Dresser Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 29, 2013

Ah, the ubiquitous IKEA Malm Dresser. This simple piece of furniture is the perfect blank canvas for a colorful and quirky makeover!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Campaign Chest IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers Apr 22, 2013

The Ikea Rast, only available in a natural pine finish, lends itself to Ikea hacks... it's like a blank canvas. And we've shown Rast hacks before. But this transformation is so complete, you would never even know the end result was achieved using a $35 chest.   

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Roundup: 10 Creative Uses For Mirrors

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2013

created at: 04/04/2013

Most of us have mirrors in our homes. They can be a beautiful addition to a room, making it feel larger. But the reflective power of mirrors can be harnessed in many other ways... as sculptural art, accents on furniture and even functional pieces.   

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Before and After: A Drab Dresser Gets A Classy Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 28, 2013

created at: 03/27/2013

Proof that a coat of paint makes everything better, this thrifted dresser does a complete 180 with some graphite paint and a special-tipped pen!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Scary Basements Turned Dreamy Bedrooms

By: Diy maven Mar 08, 2013

created at: 03/07/2013

We've all seen them. Scary unfinished basements and the dreaded dungeon basement bedrooms. No wonder they provoke nightmares. In this roundup we've found five basements and basement bedrooms that went from spooky to spectacular. Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entryway and Mudroom Organizers

By: Matt allison Feb 20, 2013

created at: 02/20/2013

For most of us the entryway or mudroom is the first insight that guests have into our homes. While many choose function over form, there is no reason you can't have both.  

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Before and After: Mid-Century Herringbone Dresser Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 14, 2013

created at: 02/12/2013

A mid-century thrift store find gets the herringbone treatment in a DIY dresser redo that won't cost an arm and a leg to replicate.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: Seaworthy Dresser Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012
This is probably one of the nicer 'before' photos I've posted lately, but the after is really unique. Check out the this sea-inspired dresser makeover that started with a Craigslist furniture find.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Cool and Colorful Furniture Makeover Idea

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
I ran across this super fun furniture makeover idea recently and simply had to share it! It's a playful twist on the typical painted furniture look, takes a fraction of the time, and has a bigger impact (I think). Check it out!    Continue Reading
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Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

We've got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!    Continue Reading

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