I went into the thrift store looking for mirrors.
And came out with this.
Isn’t that the way it always works?
Just between us? I couldn’t help myself.
It was on clearance.
I guess no one else saw the beauty in this piece of furniture. I guess no one else opened up the drawers or opened up those beautifully carved doors and saw what was inside. I guess no one else wanted a hutch for the price of dinner.
Because it was waiting for me.
Here’s another before picture and what it looks like now.
Here’s the before.
It’s a little worn and tired and only has three casters on the bottom of it.
But look at that carving.
And look at that potential.
Here’s a sneak peek of what it looks like now (see those drawers and cubbies on the inside).
I’m going to show you the rest next week.
This is just the base coat.
I’m going to add a little something to the inside and then something to highlight the front of it.
So to furniture-makeover tide you over, I’m sharing some of my favorite furniture befores and afters.
Here are 11 easy furniture makeover ideas you could finish this weekend.
1. Farmhouse hutch
This before hutch.
We turned it into a farmhouse hutch that’s in the living room now.
You can see it here.
2. Built-ins to bookcase
This before bookcase.
We made it into a built-in.
3. Bookcase makeover
This is where this bookcase started.
We added tile to the back of it.
I know, right? Tile. It was just leftover tile we had from another project.
You can see the after here.
4. Painted office area with table
This built-in space.
There’s a bookcase and then we cut a thrift store table down to size to make an office and completely transformed it with paint.
5. Faux finish table
This thrift store table.
We painted it white and added a faux finish to the top.
It’s a distressed antiquing finish that’s one of my favorites.
6. Coffee table makeover
You’ll never guess what I used to makeover this table.
Glue. Can you believe it?
7. This table makeover
Here’s a simple idea to makeover a table in under an hour.
I’ll give you a hint.
Just add painter’s tape.
8. Painted armoire project
This was a find from the thrift store for under $25.
It just needed a little makeover
9. Planked farmhouse table
This was about to go to the donation bin.
Until I came up with an idea to save it.
10. Filing cabinet makeover
This is a filing cabinet I got for $10.
11. Stenciled dresser makeover
Here’s where this dresser started.
I added a stencil and a little gray paint.
And one more for the road
This piece a testimony to the fact that not every furniture find needs a makeover.
Sometimes they just need a little love–especially when they started here.
Here’s to all the rescued furniture everywhere.
PS Can’t wait to show you my newest makeover next week.