Friday Favorites {Furniture Treatments/Revamps}

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Happy Friday!

This week on Friday Favorites, I wanted to share some of my favorite furniture revamps & tutorials found throughout Blogland.  I  have a long list of furniture pieces just waiting for a little bit of my time and I would like to try several of these techniques featured today.  I think you’re going to love this amazing collection!

The top of my list is this stunning chevron dresser revamp done was shared on Flickr by Ampirlot:


Chevron dresser, hand painted dresser, green dresser

Source: Flickr Stream


This dresser is just fantastic! Without having any details, the dresser looks like someone used tape to create a chevron design and then simply painted the piece. Gorgeous! I was so inspired by this photo that I immediately started a dresser revamp this week with this concept in mind. Hopefully it will turn out!

Another furniture treatment/revamp that I am dying to try is using a high gloss lacquer in a fun color like this spectacular project created by Alison from the blog My Little Happy Place:



Orange console, My Little Happy Place

Source: My Little Happy Place


Wow!! So amazing!  Alison nailed the color and finish!  These two pieces are dressers that Alison purchased at Ikea and transformed them! I want to do something very similar as this in my dining room as well. Alison has inspired me to start thinking about colors and pieces. Hopefully I can get to this project this summer.

You can read all of the details of this revamp and get specific paint colors on Alison’s blog here.

Another high gloss tutorial that I want to try is thanks to Jenny of the blog Little Green Notebook. I just love her revamped side table:



High gloss side table, Little Green Notebook

Source: Little Green Notebook



High Gloss Side Table, Little Green Notebook

Source: Little Green Notebook


Jenny’s table turned out so fabulous and I loved that she went into details about working with enamel paints. You can read all of the details and get color and paint information on Jenny’s blog here.

I really love the look of high gloss and its not just for modern/contemporary interiors. A piece finished in a lacquered high gloss adds a wonderful pop of color and finish in traditional decors.

Next up is this beautiful French poem painted dresser created by the Marion of the blog Miss Mustard Seed:



yellow dresser, hand painted dresser, miss mustard seed

Source: Miss Mustard Seed



Yellow dresser, hand painted dresser, stenciled dresser

Source: Miss Mustard Seed


I just love this piece! Marion transposed the French words using a stencil. Simply gorgeous!! For the details on how Marion revamped this piece, you can find it here on Marion’s blog.

Another one of my favorite furniture revamp tutorials in Blogland was this dresser done by Kate from  Centsational Girl:


chalk paint dresser, Centsational girl

Source: Centsational Girl


Kate really did a beautiful job on this dresser using chalk paint and you can find details and paint colors here.  Kate loves to do furniture revamps, so be sure and check out her project gallery on her blog for ideas and inspiration.

Chalk paint is a really beautiful way to transform and update an old piece of furniture.   I stumbled across my own recipe about a year ago and I have been using it every since then. It just works really well for me and I get the exact color and finish that I want. I know there are tons of variations of chalk paint recipes and discussions throughout Blogland that you can search, but I settled on using 1/3rd satin paint, 1/3rd cheap primer and 1/3rd lightweight spackle compound. Yep, spackle compound! If I want my finish more translucent and wash like, I reduce my spackle and increase my paint. Works like a charm for me and there is no need to prime the piece.

I wanted to close with one of my favorite posts/revamps from another one of my favorite blogs, The Nesting Place.  I just love this gray hutch revamp:


Gray Hutch, The Nester, painting furniture

While this is an older post, The Nester makes several really great points about getting started in revamping furniture and just experimenting to see what works on smaller pieces. This post just makes me laugh and is a really great place to start if you are looking to get started in revamping a furniture piece.

I’m really curious what furniture revamps are on your project list. Hopefully one or several of these projects featured today have inspired you! I want to find the time to try them all!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



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