Refinished Patio Dining Set

Meg from A Little Knick Knack had been yearning for some patio furniture for quite awhile when she realized she could refurbish a used one to save a little green. The hunt began, and Meg was fortunate to find this huge real wood table for sale on Craigslist. She wasn’t deterred by the hardened gum […Read More]

Painted Vanity Desk

Virginia from LiveLoveDIY is a super frugal gal who loves thrift store excursions. On one of her trips, she came across a little, outdated wooden desk for $20. It reminded Virginia of a gorgeous $2000 vanity she’d just seen at Crate &Barrel. Virginia knew just what to do and transformed the piece with some high gloss black paint and a sleek chrome handle.


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Two-Tone Stenciled Dresser

Kristi May from KrisKraft scored a “dark, beat-up, ugly dresser” from the Goodwill for only $12 and turned it into a gorgeous Anthro-inspired piece for her son’s room. The transformation involved refinishing the drawer fronts in a dark walnut, painting and distressing the dresser frame, and then lightly stenciling numbers onto the drawer fronts. I […Read More]

Antiqued Blue and Chestnut Coffee Table

Suzy from Saved by Suzy finally had a vision for the coffee table that had been sitting in her garage with a coat of primer for awhile. After stripping the primer from the top, Suzy stained it a rich chestnut. She coated the legs with blue paint, added some stain, and then distressed them to […Read More]

Moss Green Console Table

Bridget from Windgate Lane rose to the challenge when a friend of hers fell in love with a pricey sideboard from Ballard. After weeks of searching Craigslist (and lots of patience), she finally nabbed a deal and went to work refurbishing the piece. After all the fun stuff that goes with refinishing (aka sanding and […Read More]

Refinished Mahogany Farmhouse Table

Sarah from Three Boys found a farmhouse table on Craigslist in need of a little TLC. After sanding down the top, she stained it with a rich mahogany and then applied five coats of poly to keep it protected. (I can say from experience that refinishing a piece of furniture is truly a labor love!) […Read More]

Library Table with Stenciled Numbers

Amy and Emily from Sisters of the Wild West gave a plain Jane library table a more creative look by refinishing it and stenciling numbers of various fonts and sizes on top. The girls got this solid oak piece for only $15! What a steal! I love the contrast of the dark walnut stained top […Read More]

Black Distressed Ordinal Dresser

Korrie from Red Hen Home gave this 6-drawer dresser with clean lines a new look by lightly sanding it and then adding some vinyl ordinal numbers. She then painted and distressed it for this worn yet modern look. I love the stately look of the finished piece.  I gotta say that I am lovin’ Korrie’s […Read More]

Distressed Antique Grey Buffet Table

Amanda from Amanda Carol at Home was overjoyed to find a Bassett dresser for $50.00 at Goodwill. She gave it a weathered look by applying a white wash followed by grey stain. The dresser now gets to flaunt its new good looks as a buffet in Amanda’s dining room. Amanda’s hours and hours of sanding […Read More]