This old doll rocking chair needed a few simple repairs and some overall TLC. After the repairs were made it was given a fresh coat of paint. Tips on painting, glazing and distressing to get the perfect aged look of this old rocking chair.
Old 90’s furniture gets a new look. A little TLC and paint, the set of bookcases are hardly recognizable. An easy bookcase makeover that will surprise you. Make your own chalk paint to make this not only easy, but very frugal!
Yes, I painted it. Free furniture is anything goes around here. Only family heirlooms get restored. This easy chest of drawers makeover may have you looking at your thrift store items differently. What have you painted lately?
This oh so easy brass table makeover is a project that may inspire you to pick up a can of spray paint today! Painting is the quickest way to upcycle thrift store items.
Today’s easy project is an antique sewing drawer set makeover. Using sewing machine drawers as a stand alone set is apparently quite popular. Who knew? With a little paint and some wipe-on poly, it hardly looks the same afterwards.
I have the easiest antique chest of drawers paint makeover ever! Seriously, this was so easy. I did have to make a few repairs, but this gal was in sad shape. But when it’s free, I don’t say no. I hope you love her great neutral color. I think she’s going to find a home really quickly. I’d love to keep her, but no room, and no need for her.
Who could pass up this awesome record cart table for $5? Did you know that for years, that was my thrift store limit? It had seen better days, but I felt I didn’t really have much to loose if this ended up being a project fail.
I have a great simple sofa table makeover to share with you today. This roadside find still has a lot of years left to give. All it takes is a little paint, stain and TLC. I’ll show you the easiest way to get a perfect fresh look.
Sometimes ya just gotta redo a redo, know what I mean? I first refinished this vintage mirror TEN years ago, and it never found a new home. It was time to change things up a bit. Who knows, if it doesn’t sell, maybe it needs to be a cute chalkboard?
A friend gave me a couple of ladder back chairs last year. She had found them on the side of the road. I felt they were the perfect project for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Challenge! For painting details please visit Homeright DIY. Do you like them after I glazed them, or should I have stopped with the white paint?
It’s the second Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for our Thrift Store Decor team challenge. For this month’s challenge I chose a small side table to makeover. It’s perfect for a Fall porch! Be sure to check out the projects from my friends. They are soooo creative!
How to take an old, outdated dresser mirror and make it pretty and useful. Don’t pass up these items at the thrift store, especially if you can get a great deal. With a little TLC, paint (and maybe a saw) these old mirrors can shine again. I think you will love the end result and be amazed that it’s the same mirror.
Ohhh, how I love easy projects! That’s what Friday’s are all about here on My Repurposed Life. KISS Keep it simple, stupid. With a little TLC, paint and glaze, this side table makeover is complete! Bonus!! Remove (or open) the door and it converts to a pet bed, giving your furbaby peace of mind and security to keep them from being underfoot.
Our monthly Thrift Store Decor project post might just be my favorite. Y’all really seem to LOVE these small makeovers because each month it continues to be the most popular post on My Repurposed Life. I always look forward to seeing what my friends will makeover.
You need a new bed, but the matching nightstands are $500 extra. Your nightstands are still in good shape, but they are outdated and don’t match the new bed. Not a problem. A quick DIY paint job is in order! Step by step directions on how to give these nightstands an updated vintage black paint job with gentle distressing.
It’s time for our Thrift Store Decor Team monthly project! I’m so happy with how my trinket box turned out. It’s really larger than it looks in the pictures. I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do with it. The thing would hold all of my remotes, but it would take up too much room on my coffee table. What would YOU do with it?
A small French Provincial nightstand or side table gets a new look with a little gray paint. This easy furniture makeover really updates an old piece of furniture. A Finish Max paint sprayer really made a difference in painting the sides of this small table. I hope you love it as much as I do!
I have an oh so easy project for you! It’s a mirror frame chalkboard. The mirror was broken, but the frame was perfect to make into a chalkboard. I even used the masonite board that helped hold the mirror in place. Spray paint, and chalkboard paint sprayed with my Finish Max and this project was finished in record time! Oh, bonus! I added a Chalk Couture transfer to take it to the next level.
It’s time for the Thrift Store Decor team to get together to show you our easy thrift store makeovers! My project this month is a small footstool that I redid for the camper. On a recent trip I realized that my feet don’t touch the floor while sitting at the dinette set. With the table removed, it’s more like a sofa and I need a way to work on the laptop. You will love the projects from my friends!
As I was moving my furniture items out of Vendors Village I spied this half price vintage piano bench. It looked lonely, but was at least double my regular budgeted thrift store amount. What can I say, I brought it home and got right to work giving it a little makeover. I love how it turned out!
How to glaze painted furniture–full of tips I’ve learned along the way. I spent years looking for a way to stop waxing and buffing chalk painted furniture. Now I do it all in one easy step. I love the hint of antiquing the glaze gives to all colors of painted furniture. Red paint, blue, and especially white painted furniture will look beautiful with this Smoked Glaze!
I did a long overdue bedroom makeover. Small updates can make a big change in a room. After laying the new laminate floor and building the wall to wall closet I was ready to call it done. Even though it still needed a few tweaks. I’m calling it
Sometimes when I finish a project I just can’t wait to share it. This chippy white dresser is one of those makeovers! It looks like it was a fairly easy transformation. However the sanding alone took hours. Was it worth all the work? Totally! I hope you love the decoupage knobs. They are the original knobs with paper and Mod Podge!
I have partnered with Maytag® to sponsor this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m so excited to show you how I’ve updated the kitchen island. I’ve sort of got Spring cleaning fever and and decided it’s time to do some sprucing up, tidying and organizing. As I was cleaning out the…
Fun Flea Market Finds get makeovers! Lots of easy projects you can do in an afternoon. Shopping at thrift stores and flea markets is the perfect way to pick up unwanted and outdated pieces that just need a little TLC. What will you make?
This free computer desk was a fairly easy project. Who needs a keyboard tray these days? I removed the tray and gave the new craft desk a quick and easy paint makeover. Checking the chair department in the storage garage, I found the perfect chair to compliment the new craft desk. Where do you do your craft projects?
I’m very excited to share this tutorial for glazing an outdated ornate frame that no longer matches your decor. I’ll give you step by step directions on how to paint and glaze an ornate gold and black mirror frame. I love glazing thrift store projects.
An old forgotten plastic garment clothes rack in the basement laundry room gets rescued. Instead of buying a new garment rack that matches my space, I cleaned up the old one and spray painted it with a metallic paint to make it fresh and pretty again.
Do you ever have one of those projects that you start and then wish you had never laid eyes on the furniture pieces? This is one of those projects. Sure, it looks beautiful now, but you will want to click over to see how it all took place!
Have you missed DIY with MRL? I’ve taken a few weeks off, but I’m back this week talking about redoing all kinds of furniture for your home. This includes cutting, sawing, and painting furniture you find on the curb, in a thrift store, or in your own home. These are the projects I discuss in…
Welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Decor project. Okay, so this is suppose to be a thrift store makeover, but I actually got this side table free last Winter when my neighbors moved. It was a free for all kind of situation, but my storage situation made me make some tough decisions. I couldn’t…
I love two toned furniture projects using dark stain and almost any color. This two toned modified dresser makeover involves navy and Jacobean stain. This month’s power tool challenge post is all about modify—which is what I normally do to all of my projects. But I took a step back this month and made it…
Here’s a great library table makeover I think you’re going to LOVE. Well, if you don’t like painted furniture you may not love it. I don’t really have anything against refinishing furniture, except it has been too hot to do all that work! I got this sweet desk or library table from my hairdresser…
Some makeovers are easier than others, but the best makeovers involve at least a little sawing. If you know me, then you are aware that I’m happiest when cutting up furniture or lumber. This mid century side table was mostly unchanged during it’s makeover, just some paint and a new top. You can see I…
Hi folks! I have a special guest post today from my friend Tommy! He explains how we “met” below. Tommy is such a funny guy, and very talented. He actually did the revamp of my logo a few months ago and I LOVE it still! Hello, everyone! My name is Tommy, and I am handy…
How to makeover a free dresser – found on the side of the road. I love junky furniture! Rodney actually picked this old dresser (chest of drawers) from the side of the road and brought it to me to see if I wanted it. Of course I said yes! Want to know something funny? Apparently…
I found this cheap little chair last fall at a yard sale for $5.00. I had an idea of what I wanted to do with it, but it didn’t work out. Not all projects involve a saw and drill. So, I decided I wanted an easy fix. I love using drop cloth for projects, so…
I have an easy project today! No tools involved. Last summer while I was out of town, my niece Missy stopped by to take care of things at my house, and noticed these mirrors at a nearby yard sale for $5 each. That’s Missy taking a picture of the mirrors so she can text…
Homeright has issued another challenge to the Brand Ambassadors. Our mission, should we choose to accept it was to get our hands on a regular ole cubby and work our magic with a Finish Max and paint from Lowe’s. Homeright sent me a gift card to purchase a Closet Maid cubby and paint. Off I…
Last week I showed you how easy it is to assemble the Homeright Spray Shelter and although I love using it with my Finish Max, it’s also great to use with spray paint! I’ve been using spray paint a little more lately doing some sponsored posts for Krylon. Not only is it quick and easy,…