8 Creative Furniture Makeovers (Friday Features + Link Up)

Creative Furniture Makeovers

And just like that, August is coming to an end! Oh me, oh my. I hope your summer has been wonderful and full of great projects. Today, we’ve chosen to share some of our favorite furniture projects from the party and our fabulous Facebook fans — be sure to link up here (or below) or message us if you have an amazing project you want to share with us! This is the last chance to link up to this month’s party — new party starts the first Friday in September!

Creative Furniture Makeovers

It can’t be a furniture roundup with a couple of IKEA hacks, right? Dandelion Patina made over the inexpensive dresser with paint stir sticks and some trim — great two-tone look!

paint stick IKEA rast hack Dandelion Patina

Rast hack #2: Addison Meadows Lane used the small 3-drawer unit as a base for a new craft room desk, which looks fabulous!

IKEA rast dresser into craft room desk Addison Meadows Lane

Paint really does work wonders! Delightfully Noted gave this little dresser a chalk paint makeover.

chalk paint dresser makeover Delightfully Noted

A broken mirror doesn’t *always* mean bad luck — sometimes it means getting creative with a furniture makeover like The Aspiring Home did here!

broken mirror nightstand makeover The Aspiring Home

Furniture makeovers aren’t just for indoor use — see how Seeking Lavender Lane updated her patio set, rustic style.

rustic patio set makeover Seeking Lavender Lane

I love seeing old pieces given new love and style — Redo It Yourself Inspirations updated this old drop leaf table and the result is lovely!

refinished drop leaf table RedoIt Yourself Inspirations

From our Facebook fans:

It’s not often you get to see an upcycled piano! Toni and her husband turned a hand-me-down piano into a great desk!

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From Toni: “Piano into a desk. The piano was given to us for free. My husband removed the keys and metal. The metal is the heaviest and hardest piece to remove. I then kilzed it and painted it. We used all the original wood except the two stained boards.”

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And, I saved my favorite for last… Lori and her daughter took a set of old barstools and turned the seats into outdoor porch swings, and the bases into side tables! Don’t you love it?

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From Lori: “They started out as bar stools that swiveled. We had seen swings made before on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. The most important thing is that they are super sturdy and from there let your imagination take over! We are making the bases from the stools into end tables by adding 3 inch thick old tongue and groove flooring as the table tops…. still working on those but they will be just as amazing as the swings! As far as the top of the chairs we ripped off the ugly green material and painted the chairs with chalk paint and Annie Sloan wax of course! Reupholstered the seats with outdoor material and then water proofed the material for outdoor use. We had to enlist the engineer/husband in where to drill the holes for the rope’s stability and functionality They would be fun hanging from a big tree or on a porch. Could also be hung in a family room!”

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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    1. Loved seeing the transformations. I was the recipient of the family upright piano that had been passed down in the family (through a century). My husband helped me transform it into a sewing table. Every time I sit there to create I am inspired y all of the women that played this piano (that was deemed unfixable.