We recently moved into a rental condo where, among a bazillion other rules, we can't paint our walls. Which is unfortunate, because the last tennants "touched up" with flat paint over the existing eggshell finish. It makes for an interesting pattern on the walls, but I digress. Our drab laundry room not only was white beyond all sterile imagining, but it had zero shelving or storage. The solution to our blah laundry room was found in a few castaways.
Kristin took a plain dresser and some old National Geographic maps and got all Mod Podge crazy with 'em. Delightful outcome, no?
It's not Monday so I hope Curbly doesn't ground me, but I just HAVE to share this makeover with you. Why the hurry, you ask? Because on Tuesday I read a comment left on a big important design blog in which a disgruntled commenter got his undies in a bunch over not being privy to the writer's step by step re-do process. To soothe some unnecessary DIY angst, I hope he finds his way to this very thorough tutorial by Mrs. Adventure.
I dunno. Maybe it's me, but it seems like I've come across a lot of makeover misses or 'not quite rights' these days. What do you think?
Remember the purple chandelier from awhile back? The color has popped up again in this dressing table makeover. The makeover-er, Lia, guessed the deco-style piece had been used in a salon as its drawers were badly stained
When we remodeled one of our bathrooms awhile back, we had contemplated finding a dresser and converting it into a vanity. We ended up building the vanity from scratch, but I still LOVE the dresser idea so it's still on my to-try-someday list. Until I write that
This is one of those pieces of furniture that I might overlook because of the turned legs and that applied molding on the drawers. However, Barb from knack studios subdued those overwrought elements with a delicious painting
Re-doing a flea market dresser (or a plain white Ikea number, as pictured) doesn't have to be a time-sucking drag. If you've got two measly hours and a few feet of interestingly patterned wallpaper, you're halfway there.
Not much needs to be said about this dresser turned bath vanity project, except that it epitomizes secondhand chic!
Judson Beaumont's little black dresser is too cute to relegate to a closet with its namesakes. Oh, no. A special display hanger situation or even a
Good choice! For $75.00 each, two outdated, chipped Bombay chests were converted into updated, reflective silver leaf stunners. This silver leafing process is not nearly as intimidating as it looks. See step by step how Jenny at Little Green Notebook de-frumped her bargain Bombays and turned them into glamorous showpieces
Ikea's Rast dresser/side table/nightstand is a solid wood gem at only $39.99 USD. Lindsay from Penny People upped its knotty pine finish up a whole heap of notches with this simple update. This is what Ikea Hacks are all about...or, in this case, a thorough un-Ikea-ing.
"I was flipping through my latest issue of Style at Home Magazine last week I came across a set of side tables that were PERFECT for our bedroom. It had a little hint of glam...
Lena Corwin , super-talented author of Printing By Hand (which is totally on my Christmas list) has a tutorial on Etsy for this swanky looking dresser, complete with cute downloadable animal stencils.
To make it you'll need
- A piece of furniture to stencil, (old pieces should be sanded or stripped)
My three-year-old niece just moved from the nursery to her first “big girl room,” and the only thing holding back her new space’s style is this worn dresser from the 1960’s. It’s in good shape, but the finish is tired, and there are several broken pieces that are simply unacceptable for a toddler’s room. So, as a birthday gift, I wanted to turn this tattered piece into a sparkling pop bureau that suits her personality perfectly.
"What's the perfect way to spruce up cabinetry and furniture? Knobs and pulls, baby! Terrific hardware is where [it is],, especially if you're in the mood for a fast, inexpensive way to breathe new life into a tired piece." So begins Decor8's Holly Becker on the vast world of cabinet knobs and pulls. Her article for Real Simple details some of the resources for both new and vintage hardware, as well as matching to the piece.
Designer Thomas Wold created this graphic shelving unit using mostly recycled materials: dressers, drawers, cabinets, as well as scrap material from his own shop.
The best thing is: you can too! Wold provides a description of his process, from design, to having the fronts laser cut, to installation. Read about the process here!