(Closed) Show me your upcycled furniture!

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have done alot of trash to treasure makeovers for my old house, but I don’t have any pictures.  Do you have a picture of the desk and I will see if I have any tricks to help?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can paint laminate, you need to sand it with a liquid sander or a really good hand sanding, two coats of a good primer and then paint.  They just did it today on HGTV.  I am sorry, the pic didn’t show up for me πŸ™

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@StuporDuck:  I love that!  Yup, some paint, wood putty, and time and that will be beautiful!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

Wow!  What an awesome desk!  Love it!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I have done several pieces! I wish I had pictures but I don’t have them on this computer πŸ™

My fiance and I re-finished a dresser that we rescued from..the trash! ew, gross I know. But it was a great piece and would have costs $$$$$ in the store. The owners had painted it purple, and apparently had 93883 layers of paint on it. It took forever. We used paint stripper several times and sanded the rest off.

We also did the same thing to an old chest that I had a kid. It was a really pretty piece but my mom had painted it white and stenciled it. So we did the same thing as above and stained it a rich, dark color.

Right now I am working on one of those benches that goes at the end of the bed. Not sure if there is a real name for that? The old owners of our house left it behind. But it’s lined with cedar wood so it will be great for storing extra blankets in the guest room. Right now I am finishing sanding it, and I havent decided if I’ll paint or stain it yet. But I am going to get some cool fabric and add some padding to the top, so it can also be used as a seat πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I found an old end table on craigslist for $7 and found my coffee table on the side of the street with a sign that said FREE!.  I hated the finish on the both, so I bought a can of paint from the Home Depot that had been returned for a couple dollars and some sand paper.  (If you need paint, and aren’t too picky on the color, look in the return section of the paint area at Hardware stores)  Anyway, after a little bit of work, I now LOVE my matching funiture! 

I forgot to get any pictures of the coffee table until after it was done.

 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This desk is similar to yours, repainted, and selling for $275 on Etsy!

Mid Century Desk In Pure White

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am currently into repurposing furniture.  I have done a buffet table, my dining room set painted and reupholstered, pictureframes and now im currently tackling an entryway side table that I picked up this morning from a garage sale πŸ™‚ anad Last week I tackled a chest of draws. I will try upload photos later.

The best site I can give you for technique is however http://www.betterafter.blogspot.com it is a great website showing lots of before and after pictures usually with a link of how they have done them.

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