I posted this dresser the other day that I re-freshed....
just a bit of paint really because it was in pretty good shape.
But here, as promised, is my real love - upcycling furniture and making it into something NEW or entirely different; giving something new life; giving it a new purpose.
Here's piece #1.
A poor sad dresser
Ugly brown veneer covered, and missing both pieces of and entire drawers.
And here it is, cut down to size, painted a beautiful Cloud White and new black hardware. If I had a little girl, I'd put a nice pink cushion on the top of this and tuck it at the end of her bed for when she's learning to tie her shoes :) Or maybe under her window so she could read in the sunlight. Can't you picture it??
And piece #2:
An entertainment unit that wasn't going to hold together much longer.
Solid wood (at least solid, from the mid-point down LOL), but in need of a new purpose.
...turned into this: A great storage bench. This one I'm picturing in the entrance somewhere with big baskets full of mitts and hats, or maybe in a classroom at the edge of a carpetted area - books stuffed in and seating for the teacher and possibly the "star" student that day.
That's it for today.
I feel really accomplished getting these 3 pieces finished this week. In the words of one of my favourite Youtube videos, "I feel happy of myself!!"
The dresser is already in it's new home, but the other 2 (benches) are for sale. If you're interested and in my area....shoot me an email :)
ETA: Nevermind....both are sold already LOL....NOW I'm completely hooked - my connection for old furniture will never get rid of me now Mwahaha.
Taking a break from painting today and blogging instead - both my own, and hopping around on other blogs - including this one (Paper Smooches) where I intend to be fully, and completely inspired to make cards tonight!