It’s Makeover Monday! And what better way to kick off the last one of the year than by showing you seriously the best furniture flips I saw in 2014!! Each one of these stopped me in my tracks and just made me stare…. and stare…. and… (you get the idea). Beautifully finished and professionally staged. I think that combination is a must in this furniture flipping business!
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So, in no particular order…
Salem Red Empire Dresser by Picked & Painted
Helen is the empire dresser hoarder in St Louis (I kid I kid…) and I LOVE the chippy finish with the updated arrow hardware on this! You def want to see her close up texture shots…. to.die.for.
Lacquered Grasscloth Coffee Table by Chronicles of Home
mmm mmmm mmmm does Jen know how to build a fancy shmancy coffee table or what?!?! AND she shows you step-by-step how to do it! It’s your next weekend build project!!
Gray Antique Buffet by rooms FOR rent
Bre picked the perfect color for this buffet, in my opinion. Her styling always impeccable and she gives a lovely review and comparison of Country Chic Paint!
Free Dining Room Corner Cabinet by Golden Sycamore
Allison is just a genius. This girl just intuitively KNOWS the color combos which will wow and this one is no exception. I mean. I (big, huge) puffy heart love this.
Fleur by Finding Silver Pennies
This sweet dresser caused some issues initially for Danielle when she refinished the top, but the finished product was worth it, as this piece caused quite the buzz online among both stencilers and Chalk Painters alike!
Meagan has been inspiring furniture refinishers for awhile, with her flawless finishes and magazine-worthy styling. This girl can do no wrong. The color on Ian is one of my favorites EVER (I’ve been gravitating toward navy tones lately) and you have to see her close up shots of the curves on this beautiful empire.
Heirloom Dresser Makeover by So Much Better With Age
There aren’t many dressers that I would pass up, but the before on this one I think I might have! Which goes to show the vision and talent that Jamie had for it! You don’t want to miss the before pics and how she repaired it! Plus I have a crush on that Graphite/Paris Gray combo with the dark wax. Brilliant.
Sea at Dusk Dresser by Turquoise Iris
LOVE this beautiful transformation Dionne gave a simple dresser. This is THE BEST example of the decoupage technique I have ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot.
Thrift Store Bar Cart by AKA Design
Shannon completely gave the cart a shiny, glamorous new life, and staged it beautifully for several seasons… you HAVE to see all the details in her post!
Roadside Rescue Game Table by Town & Country Living
Jen made a lovely and creative use of this end table. This is another that I would have looked right past, but she used layered of paint for a beachy look, then -get this- used a SCRIPT STAMP for the drawer fronts! I think it would be so fun to have a game table on the porch, don’t you?
Emerald Green & Gold Greek Key by Primitive & Proper
I think it is impossible for me to not love everything Cassie puts her paint brush on. She has a deep and abiding love for Mid Century Modern pieces and she updates them in a classy way constantly. This is one of the most creative pieces I’ve seen this year for sure. The greek key inlay? Not original. She DESIGNED IT and had her neighbor cut them out of MDF! What the?!?! Go see what she used to get the perfect glimmery gold on those inlays!
And last but not least, I wanted to include my favorite from 2014:
I created this design from a combination of several different sources of inspiration, but mostly from my favorite season: Spring! I love the bright color, with variations in that coral tone. This one was quite popular for me this year, as it was featured several times, and it was also included in a furniture refinishing book that is due out next year! Stayed tuned for more information on that!
I really need help. It may be hard to advise. I have a velvet love seat with lots of tufting. I followed some blog advice and painted it using latex paint, fabric medium, and water in equal parts and tried to paint it a dark brown. I’ve ended up with a very deep purple. Not what I’m going for, I have earth tones on my game room. Also it is pretty crunchy. Sanding helps but lightens the color. Still way darker than the original but I’m wondering about sanding really good and starting again with Annie Sloan chalk paint?? It’s a pretty big project but it seems like the AS paint cover s better and I don’t have to buy fabric medium. Please comment.
Anne, I would do what your gut says and sand it really good until it is pretty soft (or as soft as possible) and then paint it using Annie Sloan chalk paint. Don’t seal it with wax, since it is velvet. It is NOT recommended by Annie Sloan in her book (and by me since I’ve done both ways) and you will not have to worry about it tranferring… It won’t. Annie Sloan doesn’t make a dark brown, since her colors are a European color palette, but I would instead try Coco. Good luck, and don’t forget to water down the chalk paint when you paint it!