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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:


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:


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

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.


  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.

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

  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!