Old Record Cabinet to Apothecary Cabinet

Jen from Girl in the Garage found a secondhand record cabinet for only $10 and couldn’t pass up the bargain! She added character to the rather plain cabinet with wood panels and knobs that give the illusion of apothecary drawers. Jen made this a very simple and inexpensive DIY by cutting basswood with a hand […Read More]

PAINTED Books for a Streamlined Look

One thing that has always driven Lauren from Bless’er House crazy about the bookshelves in her home office is that the books look like a jumbled mess. She found a rather unconventional way to make them look more streamlined and “fancy schmancy” – paint! Yep, Lauren painted all of her books with chalk paint and […Read More]

Thrift Store Table Makeover in Restoration Hardware Style

Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors had originally purchased this end table at a thrift store with the intention of fixing it up and selling it off. However, after giving it a beautiful painted finish inspired by Restoration Hardware, Rachel couldn’t resist keeping the table for herself! Rachel shares her tried-and-true technique for achieving this […Read More]

Chalk Paint Armoire with Antiqued Mirror Insets

When she no longer needed the hutch in her dining, Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane decided to give it new life and purpose in her daughter’s bedroom. The entire space was inspired by Restoration Hardware, and Deb knew a gorgeous French style armoire would be the perfect addition. Deb painted the exterior with chalk paint, […Read More]

Chalk Paint Mirror Makeover

Allison from Refunk My Junk got a request from a reader named Heather who needed a little assistance with a Horchow knock off. Heather had found a wall mirror that had an almost identical look to one from Horchow but couldn’t quite pull off the desired finish. That’s where Allison came in to save the […Read More]

Aged Teal Media Cabinet

Carrie of 27 Knockoffs recently made her blogging debut with this beautiful aged teal media console that she built following plans from Ana White. Carrie modified the plans to fit her space by eliminating the drawers and then used her own technique of layering stain and paint to achieve the distressed finish. She walks you […Read More]

Chalk Painted Retro Alarm Clock

Morena of Morena’s Corner is definitely a girl after my own heart, saying “I love to repurpose old items, especially when I can use them to recreate a designer look for much less!” She shares at Blitsy how she took an old-fashioned alarm clock from the thrift store and breathed new life into it with […Read More]

Chalk Paint Round Pedestal Dining Table

Beth from Farm Fresh {Vintage Finds} loves a good deal and helping others get one too! She recently refabbed a client’s dark dining table and chairs with chalk paint to give it a lighter, airier look. While a similar pedestal style table will run you well over $1,000, this entire dining set makeover cost only […Read More]