Cynthia from Clockwork Interiors certainly couldn’t pass up buying a wardrobe her friend was selling. It had “great bones” and was solid wood. Cynthia was planning to paint it white until Pottery Barn inspired her with a black cabinet with a very similar design. Cynthia shares exactly how she gave her secondhand cabinet the Pottery […Read More]
Jeanette from Country Design Style purchased a dresser from the thrift store for only $20. While the bones were good, the veneer was in bad shape – bad in a good way though Jeanette says. It was the perfect piece for Jeanette to practice a distressed painting technique inspired by Pottery Barn. Jeanette simply painted […Read More]
Aimee of The Crazy Craft Lady had a very sad and mismatched dining set that either needed to be replaced or have a serious facelift. She had been coveting concrete-topped dining tables but certainly wasn’t paying $1,399.00 for just a table. Aimee says, “I have seen some very clever and crafty bloggers who have used […Read More]
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]
As soon as Sue from Gracefully Restored Furniture saw this mid-century modern buffet, she knew it was “crying out for a good old fashioned wash.” She took her first stab at the process by painting the buffet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, creating a wash with Graphite, and topping it off with some clear and dark wax. With a little distressing, it was finished!
Natalie from Sophisticated Yellow came across an ad for Restoration Hardware’s Montpellier Armoire and fell in love with its dark, bold, and commanding look. Not surprisingly, it was also expensive. However, Natalie happened to have two old armoires sitting in her garage that looked remarkably similar. A few coats of paint later and some light sanding was all it took to transform her old armoires into Restoration Hardware’s black beauties.
Denise from A Girl and a Brush first saw the Bellatrix chest from Horchow a few months ago and loved the black and gold combination so much that she knew she wanted to use it with some of her pieces. When Denise got an old desk at an auction, there was no question what she wanted to do with it. A few challenges popped up along the way, but in the end this is one of Denise’s favorite transformations to date!