Category Archives: furniture redesign

Side Table Side Project

Back when I painted this dresser and this dresser, I also fixed up a small side table. The table was a garage sale find from a few months back, and I figured since I was already painting the dressers white … Continue reading

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Color Washing an Armoire

This summer while I was out shopping at garage sales I found this $20 armoire.¬†Even though it was a little rickety I thought it was a pretty good deal so I bought it. To help give it a little more … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Find: Oval Mirror

This summer I went to a garage sale and found this awesome oval dressing mirror for only $3! Yes, you heard me correctly. Three dollars. It did have some flaws though. As you may notice, part of the stand on … Continue reading

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Old Dresser Number Two

After finishing the dresser in the previous post, I moved on to fixing and painting this one: This dresser had a thick layer of glossy finish that needed some sanding before any paint would be able to stick to it. … Continue reading

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Old Dresser Number One

Of the two free dressers I acquired, I decided to start working on this old dresser first: It still had areas of old yellowish paint that weren’t sanded off so my first step was to use paint stripper. This stuff … Continue reading

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Roadside Freebies: A Couple of Old Dressers

My sister’s father-in-law found this dresser on the side of the road for free: As he was loading it up, the owners asked if he’d like a second free dresser too: He was going to use them as storage in … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Find – Desk Chair

I got this awesome chair from a garage sale for a whopping $5 and I decided to make it my new desk chair. I started off by lightly sanding the chair frame to rough up the glossy surface so the … Continue reading

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An Ugly Dresser Gets Painted White

I scored this less than stellar dresser for free from my aunt’s garage sale last year. Turns out it once belonged to my brother… then my sister… then my cousin… then it sat in my aunt’s garage. The finish was … Continue reading

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