I’m not the best decorator, designer, or photographer, my socks have probably only matched twice in my life, and my cats are rather plump. I’m far from perfect, but one area I’m getting pretty good at is paint. Jesse has definitely witnessed several ‘I JUST RUINED IT!!!!’ mini-breakdowns after one of my furniture makeovers has gone awry, but my goal has always been progress over perfection.
#1. The Flip-Down Desk Makeover
#2. Gold Stenciled Vanity Desk
This little vanity table was one of my first furniture makeovers as well. I painted it and stenciled a gold lattice stencil on top. I’ve since sold it on Craigslist, but it still holds a special place in my heart. For being one of the first makeovers, I totally think this one came out pretty cool.
High five, little guy. So sorry I sold you.
#3. Office Desk Makeover
#4. The Dresser Makeover That Launched It All.
This was the first dresser I ever owned as an ‘adult’, and I eventually decided to paint it, even after the debacle with the heirloom. As fate would have it, it turned out so great that it sent me into a tailspin of painting everything in sight and eventually starting a blog about my adventures.
#5. The French Provincial Dresser Makeover
This is the filet mignon of dressers…as in, it’s my favorite. Also, it was originally $50, so it’s just biding its time before I trade it in for a steak. Kidding. I would NEVER.
#6. Chalkboard File Cabinet Makeover
This little file cabinet was my first ever roadkill transformation, and I’m hoping it won’t be my last. I will never be too proud to drag someone else’s trash across the street. Even if it’s my own neighbor’s, and I totally get stuck in the middle of the street because I overestimate my strength.
#7. Piano bench turned STRIPE.
#8. The Blue Dresser Makeover
I mostly took a break from painting furniture to paint our trim and our cabinetry throughout the house, and when I came back to it, I had really learned so much. My painting skills really started to improve by the time this makeover came around. I started out with an old dresser given to us by a friend. It was in great shape, but needed some updating.
I used my favorite color of aqua blue paint and some fancy new hardware to completely transform this dresser into something that looks amazing in our master bedroom.
#9. The Herringbone Dresser Makeover
This is one of my most recent makeovers. For this makeover, I decided to do something a little different and throw some pattern into the mix. Here’s the before picture of Kevin*.
And here he is after some fresh new blue paint and gold spray painted hardware.
*Update: Kevin lives on in this post even though we tried desperately to go our separate ways.
#10. The Silver Leaf Vanity Table Makeover
This is my most recent furniture makeover, and although it was difficult, I think it might be my all time favorite. I started out with a $15 thrift store desk that had definitely seen better days…
Plus, I still find silver leaf floating around my house sometimes…
so accidental disco = awesome. Or something.