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Roundup: Our All-Time Most Memorable Painted Furniture Makeovers (So Far!)

Roundup: Our All-Time Most Memorable Painted Furniture Makeovers (So Far!)

Over the years, we've seen countless furniture makeovers done with nothing but paint and a lot of creativity. Today we give you the ones that top our all-time most memorable list...for good and, yes, some for ill too, based upon the collective conscious of our  readers. Check them out and then chime in: are these painted furniture makeovers remembered for all the right reasons?

We're going to start out with Beth & Nick's buffet (kitchen cabinet base? Note the "sink hole" on top). Personally, I thought its aged appearance was a bit TOO aged, but others didn't think so.

Photo: Sawdust and Embryos
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What do you think...is it better after?

Photo: Sawdust and Embryos

Remember Jesse's colorful side table makeover?

Photo: Nine Red

Once you see the "after," it's hard to forget!

When Reeves realized wood stain wouldn't hide the blemishes on  this sweet little nightstand, she opted to paint it.

Photo: The Weathered Door

Here it is after with a little peek-a-boo original wood showing:

Photo: The Weathered Door

This MCM dresser definitely had finish issues before, but according to some of our commenters, its makeover was a travesty. 

Photo: Visual Heart

What do you think?

Photo: Visual Heart

Another controversial makeover, this time from Billie who took this MCM dresser from blonde...

Photo: Billie Monster

to leaf green! (Love how the painted hardware pops.)

Photo: Billie Monster

I'm still impressed by the fact that when Alicia saw this Broyhill 1970's dresser, she thought "desk." 

Photo: Thrifty & Chic

Here's the dresser turned desk now:

Photo: Thrifty & Chic

Remember Lauren's roll-top desk resurrection? I certainly do.

Photo: The Thinking Closet

Now it's fit to be in the pages of a glossy magazine. 

Photo: The Thinking Closet

Three words: plastic grandfather clock.

Photo: Little Red Chair

Four words: RED plastic grandfather clock.

Photo: Little Red Chair

I'm all for roadside rescue, so this makeover impressed the pants off of me. Talk about trash...

Photo: Goodwill Glam

to treasure:

Photo: Goodwill Glam

This TV stand might not have been found in a trash heap, but I've seen plenty similar items at the end of driveways on garbage collection day. Based upon this makeover, the next time I see one, I just might swoop in for one of those roadside rescues. 

Photo: Sarah Eddy

Now the trashy TV stand is a beautiful and breezy bar cart:

Photo: Sarah Eddy

Oh, yes, the "Incredible Wardrobe Makeover." It kinda blows all those "the finish was is really bad shape so I had to paint it" arguments out of the water. But then again, not everyone is as patient with a makeover as Tami is, I'm guessing. 

Photo: Curb Alert

And before you say that Tami didn't paint the wardrobe, look closely at the top. A lesson in painting restraint if ever there was one!

Photo: Curb Alert

And, finally, Mandy's chair makeover. It's still hard to believe this turned out so well, considering it's--you know--painted upholstery. But, hey, the proof is in the after picture. 

Photo: The Project Queen

Amazing, no??

Photo: The Project Queen

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