Monday, January 16, 2012

Furniture Makeovers

A new piece of furniture doesn't have to be "new". In fact, most restored pieces of furniture end up with a lot more character and charm than those in the department stores. Not only can you save money, but you can make restoring furniture a fun afternoon project. Lets look at some fabulous makeovers brought to you by BHG.

Storage Piece

This piece seems pretty easy to accomplish! You will need to sand, prime and paint, add a new cushion and casters and the look is complete. I love the white and green scheme here, and I do believe that rug s from posh living!

Accent Chair

As always, sand first, prime and paint. Add a new fabric, burlap would be a great choice, and stencil in an initial. This would make a great chair in a little girls room or an accent corner chair.

Bed turned Bench

I do have to admit I love this bed as a bed, but it also makes a fabulous settee. They vertically cut the foot board in half to make the arms. Use MDF to make the seat and the front rail, screw and glue the pieces together. Sand, prime and paint then add nail heads for an additional accent. Make or buy a cushion and your transformation is complete!

Vanity to Desk

A dreadful vanity can be turned cute! Remove the mirror and you know the drill! Sand, prime, paint. They recovered the drawers with a decorative paper use decoupage and added new knobs. This could be an inexpensive solution for a new desk or you could still use it as a vanity and hang a mirror on the wall above.

Now my challenge to you! See what you can find at your local flea markets or garage sales, restore the piece or if you want to get really crafty transform it into a piece with a whole new function. As always be inspired and create!  

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