Finally Finished - Before & After Furniture Makeovers

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I have been working on these furniture projects off and on for the past several weeks!  I never thought I would get done with them but persistence paid off and I am sharing the fruits of my labor with you now!  Nothing complex or complicated here, just the usual (dreaded) sanding, priming, painting, and stapling.  

Got a pair of these end tables, circa 1966. Sanded, primed, and painted them.

Is it me or do you see a double smiley face on these? 









The husband questioned my judgement when I got these home (something about what 1960's trailer park they came out of  - he's lots of  fun like that!) and I must admit I had some doubts myself but...







I think they turned out pretty cute, and maybe a little Swedish in feel.



I actually found two of these stools at two different times from two different places and they are identical.  The seat cushion comes off and there's a bit of storage underneath.








And now the Mother of my furniture makeover post.  I bought this sideboard from craigslist.  I specifically asked the owner if the wood was in good shape and she assured me it was, but after I made the 30-minute drive over there, I found that the wood veneer had "let go" in several places and was separating from the wood beneath.  After haggling with her some more (I am so my mother's daughter) I got it at a price that made it worth the extra trouble.  I had to removed the wood veneer from the top and one of the doors.  I did not get a before picture, I just didn't remember to take one until the project was underway.  so here are some "durings".


Can you tell the top has been removed?  It took lots of scraping and sanding.  



And thankfully, after..




This one makes my heart happy!

Linking up to Metamorphosis Monday.  Click on the butterfly  image below and check out lots of before and afters!






I love Mondays!  A whole week of possibilities!  Hope yours is a great one!!



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28 comments:

Kendall said...

Good job! That sideboard looks really great!

Ann said...

Wow! Such great transformations. I love them all and your fabric choices for each piece. Those night stands are amazing. I never would have looked at the before and thought a transformation was even remotely possible. Good eye!!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

susan said...

Oh I can see why the sideboard makes your heart happy! I love that the veneer had "let go"---I know exactly what you mean! Your other projects are great too--looks like a lot of hard work with beautiful results!

kathie said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm your latest follower :) Love the furniture makeovers, especially the sideboard... that piece is to die for! You made it gorgeous!

mydesignchic said...

Wow!! What transformations, especially those chairs...and that fabric-darling!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

You have been a busy girl!! I love all the furniture makeovers especially the sideboard! Is the fabric on the benches Schumacher??

Erica @ Decorica said...

Wow, I love those nightstands. The zebra was a surprise - great idea.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love your transformations!! The sideboard is my fav! Great job!

chair up said...

These are all such wonderful makeovers, I don't know which one I like best. I did see the double smiley faces :o):o)
I think those white and pink/red(?) chairs really show what can be done with something old and kind-of ugly (no offence). They look so fresh and fun now.
Angex

kayce hughes said...

well done!

Style Attic said...

Whew, I'm worn out with you, but celebrating your great finds, hard work, happy heart and beautiful new pieces! Good for you!! I just finished an old sewing machine that turned out looking much like your last piece. Great minds ;) Kelly

Maureen said...

Wow! When you get busy, you get busy! Great job on everything.

Leah said...

These are all so wonderful! I love furniture makeovers!

Luvs!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Kim, I love this! Did I tell you that I have gotten obsessed with painting furniture since I painted this hideous chest of drawers of my husband's? We're in the midst of moving right now, but as soon as we get situated, I plan to be scouring craigslist, and will definitely be coming to you for advice! These came out beautifully, particularly the last one, I love it! XX!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You've been busy! Yes, the sanding, priming and painting is dreadful, but just look at the results!

Bri @Meyouandawienerdog said...

I need your motivation to get stuff done it takes me several months to get one thing done, great afters!

monkeygrasshill said...

Wow! You have been busy. I love all of them. I think those chairs are cool--White was the way to go to make them chic.

Your sideboard looks great too. I was in a boutique home store a couple weeks ago and they had one just like it priced at $1500.

Julie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

WOW!! These are gorgeous!! I love them all but that buffet would make my heart happy too!

It is stunning!

Lou Cinda :)

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

Wow Kim, these are fantastic! I especially love the fabric on the stool. So sweet.

I've been working on a lot of projects too. I know what you mean- sometimes they seem to drag on and on!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Kim, WOW! Everything look so great!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

everything looks amazing! i know you must feel so good, getting all of those projects completed. i have a few i need to work on, thanks for the motivation, i need it!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

wow! you did an amazing job--I love the side tables with the zebra tops-so clever! congrats!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

These are all so great! Amazing job!

kids furniture said...

Wow.. Those are really nice furniture. But what I value most about furniture is its durability. Well it depends on the kind of wood that is used.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Wow, the sideboard is wonderful!!

Pemberley said...

Those chairs look amazing! You are inspiring me to do more. I have a few projects that are waiting for me. I bet that side board was a LOT of work, well done!

Amy R. said...

I need you to renew some pieces for me. Terrific job!!!

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