Upcycling Furniture


Post by Julie

Before I remodeled my guest room, I upcycled some of the furniture in the room. My rolltop desk was 40 years old and was falling apart. The same for the dresser that was once used by my Mom. I didn't want to paint it, but it was in sad shape. However, the mirror and headboard were in decent shape, so I decided not to paint them. The room needed some warm wood tones. 

I was able to find a nightstand that matched the dresser at a Goodwill. What a nice surprise that was. It needed painting as well, so the pair still looks like a set. I painted a couple other pieces and updated a floor lamp. I will show the before and after of each item.

floor lamp before

floor lamp after
I added various sizes and colors of jute around the stand.

table lamp before

table lamp after
All I did was to change out the shade to a smaller glass one.

roll top desk and chair before

roll top desk and chair after
I always wanted to paint this yellow and just went for it.

I decided to distress the edges to give it a worn out look. Sharon painted sunflowers on the knobs for me.

end table/nightstand before

This table started out as an end table in my Mom's living room. When she moved, I took it and used it as a nightstand in the guest room. It was badly damaged, so I painted it white with chalk paint.

Mom's old dresser and Goodwill find nightstand before.

Dresser paint white with plants adorning it.

The nightstand looks fabulous white as well.

I found this small kid's school chair at an antique mall. The yellow paint was faded and the seat had a water mark where I had a plant sitting on it. I had yellow paint to match, redid it and distressed the edges. I love how it came out.