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  • Distressed White Clothing Armoire. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.Tiffany & Ben purchased this great armoire on craigslist.  In place of the natural pine finish, they wanted it custom painted white with light distressing–which accentuated all the great detail.  An additional shelf later placed in the upper storage area provided even more storage.

    The original hardware was also spray painted white.  The armoire is now part of their girls’ bedroom.  You can also find the finished armoire featured at That Village House.

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    Custom White Clothing Armoire open

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  • SOLD:  This small end table has lots of great detail.  Painted turquoise and distressed, with detail accentuated with heavy black glaze.  Measures 23″ long, 18″ wide, and 15″ tall. 

    This end table is the fifth in a series from the Nine Needing a New Look, an eclectic group of nightstands and end tables awaiting transformation.
    For more on this series, and transformation photos of the first and second pieces, go here.  The third is featured here, and the fourth featured here.  
    This series is also featured on our Facebook page in a before and after album titled Nine Needing a New Look.  It can be viewed by clicking HERE (no Facebook account required).
  • Distressed Black Twelve Drawer Maple Dresser.  Facelift Furniture DIY BlogClassic twelve drawer maple dresser made of all wood.  Simple drawer design made for a great light distressed look, with new Thomasville brushed silver hardware included. This is one of the best made dressers I have worked with–dovetail joints, solid wood top to bottom, front to back. This piece will provide many years of use. A great investment.

    White-SPACEBlack 12 Drawer Dresser

     

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  • Yesterday, Julie and I celebrated 8 years of marriage.  With the kiddos in bed, we marked the occasion over brownie sundaes.  Then we did something that was, strangely, a bit sad. We decommissioned one of our tall red bookshelves from the house to the garage.

    When Julie and I were married, we were in a tight budget.  Yet  we made the best of what we had and created a warm home in the process.  Back then, I worked for a non-profit ministry, and in my home office I had these tall, narrow, sturdy bookshelves made of very sturdy composite wood.  Initially an unattractive grayish-beige, Julie had an idea of what they could become.

    Red paint in hand, Julie recruited me to the project. She showed me how furniture can be painted and given a new life. And those two bookshelves became a mainstay in our home. Photos on them captured the story of our new life together.  We’ve since lived in 4 different homes with varying amount of space, and they’ve always been a bright focal point in any room.

    Since those early days, we’ve continue to make the most of what we have.  Recently, I surprised to count over a dozen pieces of furniture in our home we’ve painted.  They are in every room of the house.  Initially Julie was the furniture painter, but I’ve taken it up, largely due to seeing what she’s done with several pieces in our home. 

    The number is growing, which is why one of the red shelves has been bumped from the play room, to the garage.  I recently found a $12.99 entertainment cabinet at Goodwill that, well, looked pretty bad–AND had lots of potential as a new addition to the play room!  It will hold books and toys, and once the walls receive their new paint this weekend, I’ll show you how it looks in the playroom.

    In the mean time, I am very grateful for my wife, who has embraced making the best of what we’ve got, verses feeling like we’ve got to have the best in life to be happy.  Julie, you make our marriage all the sweeter for approaching life that way.  Thanks for trusting God through thick and thin.  I’m so grateful for you!

  • Nightstand Red

    I recently completed this dresser and nightstand for Callie & Tony, who are expecting their first.  The dresser will serve as a changing table, and the color they chose is “Posh Red” from Lowe’s.

    Instead of distressing, we simply went with black glaze.  The pieces already had a lot of character, and with new pulls, they took on a great new look.

    In Callie’s own words…

    “We absolutely love that red color and the finished product. We get a lot of compliments on those pieces and know they’ll stay with us for a long time! Couldn’t be happier.”

    I am now a big fan of this deep, vibrant red, and have recently used it on several nightstands and an end table.

    Dresser Red

     

  • SOLD:  Vintage pedastal end table painted chili pepper red and glazed black.  Sleek, modern look with a great update in red.  Two front doors open up completely to open storage area within.  Nice back side look as well.  24″ wide, 18″ deep, 21″ high.  “Before” photo below.
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    This end table is the fourth in a series from the Nine Needing a New Look, an eclectic group of nightstands and end tables awaiting transformation.  Learn more about this series, and see full photos of how the first and second pieces turned out here.  The third in the series can be found here
    This series is also featured on our Facebook page in a before and after album titled Nine Needing a New Look.  It can be viewed by clicking HERE (no Facebook account required).

  • SOLD – French provincial nightstand painted turquoise with brass metallic paint trim.  Light white glaze over turquoise, heavy glaze over metallic paint.  Distressed down to original white and gold paint colors, creating a great multi-toned shabby chic look.  20″ wide, 17″ deep, and 24″ tall.  See the “before” photo below!
    This nightstand is the third in a series from the Nine Needing a New Look, an eclectic group of nightstands and end tables awaiting transformation.  Learn more about this series, and see how the first and second pieces turned out here.   
     
     
    This series is also featured on our Facebook page in a before and after album titled Nine Needing a New Look.  It can be viewed by clicking HERE (no Facebook account required).

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