I’m always flipping over furniture makeovers…taking something unused, old, worn, discarded and making it new again. My neighbor thinks I’m nuts, but quite honestly, I’m not afraid to say that I am a self-proclaimed “dumpster diver.” I prefer the old tattered and torn side of the road finds over the thrift store finds just because of one simple word, “FREE!” My husband on the other hand, well let’s just say he plays deaf when we are cruising down the road and I spot an item of interest. After passing, he throws the comment, “Oh, you didn’t really want me to stop, did you?” Seriously, if I didn’t want him to stop, would I have said something to the tune of “LOOK, a dresser. I want…?”
Well anyways, I don’t know about the rest of you but when the year comes to an end it’s the beginning of a whole new season for me. It’s the season of cleaning out, refreshing and getting ready for some southern sunshine. Let’s face it, here in south Louisiana, after Christmas, we are ready for spring,..redecorating, spring gardens, picnics, bike rides, ball games and days on the water.
So, while looking for inspiration for some furniture makeovers I thought I would share with you some of these flipping fabulous furniture makeovers I came across.
- Dresser to Bench Makeover: Brooke of the blog, Start at Home, converted this old drawerless dresser into this beautiful bench. I love the color combinations and how she used the empty drawer areas as display shelves. So before you throw out that dresser with broken drawers, you may want to consider this DIY project.
2. Antique Dresser Face Lift: Love this furniture makeover of an antique dresser by a local artist, Colleen of The Old Cypress House here in Prairieville, Louisiana. Love the chippy look and the combination of the slate grey and white. This piece would be perfect as an entertainment center, serving piece or even a diaper changing station (with a pad added, of course).
3. Under the Bed Storage Solution: This is genius and I’m putting this project at the top of my “to do list!” I found this tutorial on Pinterest. Who would have thought to lay a bookshelf on it’s back, add coasters and shove the sucker under a bed? Well, I guess, Jenise over at DIY Fun Ideas would. Thanks, Jenise for sharing this great idea. These bookshelves can be found at Walmart for less than $20…they can also be found in my daughter’s room taking up space and holding junk! Well, not after this weekend. With a little bit of work, her room should have less “visible” clutter. Plus, since she likes hiding things under her bed, it’s a win, win for both of us!
Well, gotta run now. It’s trash pick up in my neck of the woods. Here’s to hoping I find some treasures among other’s trash! Just joking, no seriously…well, maybe not!