DIY Furniture Makeovers
You Will Save Thousands of Dollars!
My favorite DIY home projects are always furniture makeovers. I love them! I'm always impressed by the transformation.
I've spent the last two decades of my married life scouting out second hand furniture; looking for that special piece of furniture that I can turn into a thing of beauty. I shop garage yard sales, flea markets, and antique shops for unique pieces of furniture.
When friends visit my home, they usually spot a certain piece of furniture they like, and then my favorite thing in the world is telling them how much I paid for it! Their faces usually light up!
For example, look at this coffee table. Do you like it? I love the two drawers on the front. The table is sturdy and just the right size for my living room. Want to know how much I paid for it? I paid $5 for it at a garage sale!
The top of this table was ruined. The previous owner had put glasses on the table without coasters. But, I knew I could just paint the top of the coffee table. Which is exactly what I did! Then, I added some antiquing gel on the top, and finished it off with a coat of polyurethane.
Also, adding polyurethane ensures that anyone can put their glass on my table and I won't be scrambling for a coaster!
This DIY project is by Rebecca from
This piece was the old 70's look, with flowered cushions included. If you are looking for a great example of distressed painted furniture, this is it!
Second hand furniture isn't just a slogan; and "The Nester" knows all about it. But do not mistake cheap and thrifty, with ugly and boring! Her choices are impressive and stylish! But more than anything, she understands that living simply isn't just slogan, it is a lifestyle.
"Yard Sales never cease to amaze me." says The Nester. I couldn't agree more! You never know what you will find!
She purchased this dresser for $20 at a garage sale. It is amazing what a little paint can do! To read even more advice about "The Secret to Thrifting", please visit
This is one of my favorite flea market finds. The vendor painted a light coat of black over this antique dresser, and then coated it with a top coat of polyurethane. I paid $150 for someone else to do a furniture makeover! I love it!!
These are some wonderful examples of turning something dull and boring into sensational! Look for the diamond in the rough. Remember, a little bit of paint goes a really long, long way! Furniture makeovers are not only rewarding, but fabulous on a girl's pocketbook!
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