Here’s a great idea for your next furniture makeover – layer on some wallpaper! This tutorial shows you how to decoupage a table with wallpaper – use this method on any piece of furniture to add unexpected interest and pattern!
Restore Wood Furniture with Just Two Things from Your Kitchen
If you’ve got old furniture that is looking worn, dull and dated, then give it new life with these simple steps for how to restore wood furniture. You’ll just need a couple of things that I bet you already have on hand – no chemical stripper or sanding required!
Easy Furniture Painting Techniques That Still Bring the WOW Factor
Bring the WOW factor to your painted furniture pieces without spending hours and hours in the garage! These furniture painting techniques are simple, but still result in a gorgeous “after.”
9 Unique Ways to Makeover a Side Table
Looking for a clever way to update a side table, end table or bedside table in your home? You want something more – something that pops! Here are nine unique DIY side table ideas that are totally doable – even for a beginning DIYer. You’ll be running for your paint by the end of this post!
The Best Painting Tools List for Furniture Refinishing
Last week, I got an email from a reader.
I just love those. 🙂
They asked if I could do a post on what kinds of tools and supplies I use when I’m stripping or painting furniture.
And I thought to myself, “Duh. Why haven’t you done that before, Jenna?!”
So here it is. These are my must have products, tools and supplies for stripping and/or painting furniture. I’ve used these over and over again and I love them.
What kind of paint do I use on that? Types of Paint and When to Use Them
A trip to your local hardware store to select paint can often become overwhelming. There are lots of different types of paint out there and knowing which type of paint to choose for a project can get confusing. Use this guide to learn about the different types of paint and which would be the best paint for furniture, wood, plastic, metal and laminate surfaces.
DIY Ottoman Coffee Table
This post is sponsored by Velvet Finishes and Boho Luxe Home provided the fabric for this project. All opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links included in this post. This project isn’t anything groundbreaking. If you’ve ventured on Pinterest anytime since it’s invention, then I’m sure you’ve seen a few versions of how to turn a…
How To Get a Layered Caribbean Blue Look When Painting Furniture
This post is sponsored by Velvet Finishes, however all opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links are included in this post. Rarely do furniture projects go as planned around here. In fact, they often go full speed ahead, jump the track and end up over the bridge in the opposite direction of where I had intended…
Two-Tiered Table Makeover | How to Remove the Top Tier
This post is sponsored by Velvet Finishes, however all opinions are 100% mine. I see these little two-tiered end tables all the time at thrift stores and yard sales. For the most part, I tend to pass them by. Some are pretty nice, but I’ve just never been a big fan of the whole two-tiered…
Mid-Century Modern Dressing Table Makeover
This post is sponsored by Velvet Finishes, however all opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links may be included in this post, which means if you purchase something through one of those links, I may earn a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. This project is the kind of project that keeps me going…
How to Turn a Side Table Into a Bench
This post is sponsored by Velvet Finishes, however all opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links may be contained in this post. Sometimes I forget how much I love painting furniture. Before this project, it had been too long since my last furniture makeover. With a few furniture painting projects prior to this one, there seemed…
Prepping Furniture to Paint: When to Sand, When to Degloss, and When to Prime
Not sure if you should sand first before painting that table? Could you skip the sanding? Maybe just degloss instead? Or maybe prime? This guide to prepping furniture to paint should answer all those questions and more…
FAQ: Painting Furniture
I feel like I should preface posts where I give tons of information like this with “I’m not a professional!” I don’t have a degree in painting furniture, interior design or anything like that. What I do have is nearly a decade’s worth of painting furniture, decorating and things of that nature under my belt….
How to Create a Beachy Colored Look with Paint + Video
Disclosure: This post was a partnership with Velvet Finishes. However, all opinions and negligence of trying out the colored stain sooner are 100% mine. Last year, I figured out a way to make furniture glazes in any color. When I did that, I had just tried out different colors on spare pieces of trim I…
My Best Tips and Tricks for Painting Furniture
I started painting furniture 10 years ago. I had no “how-to” guide and my internet was still dial-up, so needless to say, that wasn’t much help. I had no clue exactly what I was doing, but I dove in anyway. Needless to say, those first few pieces didn’t turn out so great. But, I kept…
The Circus’ Yellow Bookshelf Makeover
This project was sponsored by HomeRight, however all opinions are 100% mine. About a year ago, a friend and I went out one Saturday morning thrifting. We got to the first stop, but it was wasn’t opened yet. However, outside was a bookshelf. A bookshelf that wasn’t anything to write home about – except for…
How to Paint a Plaid Pattern for Lazy Gals
This post is sponsored by Velvet Finishes, however all opinions are 100% mine. You guys. You guys. You guys. No. Really. You guys. I did something. I did something I wasn’t sure I could do at all. I was sure it would be an utter failure. I held my breath with each brushstroke and removal…
When in doubt…go polka dots.
I’m ashamed to tell you how long I’ve had this chair sitting in the garage ready to be made over. I’ll say it’s been the better part of a year at the least. It was one of those purchases that went like this:
It’s $10! I can’t pass it up for $10!
But you don’t need it Jenna.
I know that. But it’s $10!!!
You don’t need it.
Make a smart decision, Jenna.
Ok. I’m buying it.
Said conversation was between myself and myself of course.
So since I really had no clue what to do with it or where I would put it, it just sat for a while. And then one day, I got a wild hair and decided I would attempt to paint the upholstery on this piece rather than re-upholstering it since I’d never tried painting it before. I only had $10 to lose. Here’s how it turned out…
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Show Me Your Grain…Your Wood Grain.
I won’t lie.
The sight of a beautifully bold painted piece of furniture (preferably either kelly green, navy blue or a bold red) makes my heart soar.
Not as much as Grunt Labor makes my heart soar, but pretty close.
However, I have come to really appreciate a good grain…a good wood grain that is, because chocolate isn’t a grain yet, is it? I’m still waiting for chocolate to be classified as “good” for me.
Here are a few of my favorite stained and painted furniture makeovers…
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Business in the Front, Party on Top: 70’s Credenza Makeover
I got my first and only Achy Breaky Heart t-shirt at the flea market in the middle of town.
I was seven.
It was heather gray, with a big multi-colored neon heart and multi-colored neon lettering on it.
I was so damn proud of that t-shirt.
Billy Ray Cyrus and his mullet essentially had overnight success with a song that had a terrible title.
It was the age of the achy breaky heart craze.
It wasn’t until I was in at least middle school, if not high school, that I realized the name for Billy Ray Cyrus’ infamous hairstyle was a mullet.
And that people described it as business in the front, party in the back.
Well that’s just what this credenza makeover is. Business in the front, but the party’s up top…
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How To Refinish Wood Furniture Without Sanding or Stripping
There once lived a man.
He was a farmer who wore Liberty overalls.
And he was a wood worker too.
He made lamps and a baby cradle when his first granddaughter was born.
The granddaughter slept in the cradle and her daughter slept in the cradle.
And the granddaughter doesn’t remember a time when a lamp her pap made wasn’t in her grandparent’s den.
They were floor lamps with a small table halfway up – nothing anyone would probably consider in style.
A few months ago when the granddaughter went back home, she found her grandfather’s lamps in an outbuilding.
And that just wouldn’t do.
So along with a huge gold mirror and some old farm equipment that she just couldn’t let get thrown away, she brought the lamps home.
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Power Tools 101: The Ultimate Guide to Using a Paint Sprayer
I had a revelation the other day.
A hold-the-phone-shut-the-front-door-smack-myself-on-the-head revelation.
I realized that for two years I’ve been showing you all these awesome (if I do say so myself) furniture makeovers that I’ve completed with my paint sprayer, but never once have I actually told you how to use the paint sprayer from start to finish.
See why I smacked myself on the head?
So here it is. The ultimate guide for how to use a paint sprayer from set-up to cleaning.
Sorry for the two year delay.
Using Velvet Finishes Paint in a Paint Sprayer
It’s no secret around here that I have a love for both Velvet Finishes paint and my HomeRight Paint Sprayer.
In fact, last year, when Kellie from Velvet Finishes asked me about trying her paint, one of my first questions was “Can I use it in my paint sprayer?”
Luckily, the answer was yes.
Now if she would have said no, it wouldn’t have been a deal breaker. There are lots of times when the weather isn’t cooperating with me and I can’t use my sprayer or other times when the project is small and it just doesn’t make sense to use the sprayer.
But on big projects and pieces with lots of little details and nooks and crannies, I like to use Velvet Finishes in my paint sprayer to cut down on my work time.
Because I like having more time for cheap beer, ya know?
Am I right or am I right?
Many of you, my dear people, have asked me if you can use Velvet Finishes in a paint sprayer and I’ve said, “Yep, you sure can!” Just like with any other paints though, you do have to thin Velvet Finishes before spraying it.
So here’s how it all works. Even though there’s a lot of writing, its really easy – I promise.
The Bold And The Beautiful Furniture Makeovers
Yes, I did try to make that title sound like a soap opera on purpose.
Because these furniture makeovers deserve a title that is just as dramatic as they are.
Because they are bold and beautiful.
The Bold and The Beautiful Furniture Makeovers
Add a punch of color to your headboard.