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March 20, 2015




We made it through Winter!

In honor of the official First Before & After Friday of Spring
we're going to take a look at some very interesting projects.


Have you ever run across a good piece of office furniture at
thrift shop but didn't think you could 'domesticate' it?

Think again!  Last year Kim of Sand and Sisal posted a tutorial on how
to paint laminate.  Click here for the surprisingly simple instructions.

Here are a pair of laminate end tables that
weren't just painted, they were also repurposed:

So practical.  So economical. So stylish.  So fleaChic!  





 A vintage Early American coffee table was a broken mess:

After:  So cute!



Three makeovers in one!


A French twist was given to this plain cabinet:
Si Belle!  Parfait!


Here's a similar treatment on a pair of end tables:

Delightful!


The carving on this little bench was a little dated:

Wood filler was used in the grooves of  the hearts and vines
then decorative molding was glued to the bench.  After a
paint job it looks like a completely different bench, doesn't it?  


A traditional (i.e., boring) dresser  . . . . . . . 
 . . . . is now ready for a little girl's room:




Imagine the time and patience it took to create the harlequin pattern.




Repeat after me: "A can of paint is the most
powerful tool in my decorating chest."


I'm not sure that most of us could see the potential in this little table:

Look what a punch of color it adds to the room.


Another little side table that was waiting for a makeover:





This isn't the original half-table but it'll give you
an idea of what the after looked like before:

 Wow!


This antique buffet has beautiful lines . . . . . .
. . . . . that paint helps to accentuate:
Lovely!

Today's last project is truly amazing:
I know!  Great, isn't it?

Go out this weekend and look for your own Spring time
Before and After project.  Today's examples will surely
inspire you to create your own Marvelous Makeover.

4 comments:

  1. Some amazing makeover, quite inspirational. I have a cupboard that needs to be done but I am waiting for it to warm up a little outside, it needs sanding down. Have a good weekend.

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  2. Everything here is so 'fleachic'. Thank you for the laminate how to link~!!!!

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  3. Such amazing transformations! ^^Dixie directed me to your blog, and I can't wait to read back some and see what all I've missed!

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  4. Three cheers for a can of paint.

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