DIY Show & Tell – Fabulous Furniture Makeovers

Time for some furniture makeovers! Ready? Click the link to visit the DIY Show Off behind the masterpiece!

RockyBella
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RockyBella
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Copy Cat Creations


From Shannon: I wanted to show off my dresser. I needed a dresser for my 2 year old who is obsessed with cars. It was gonna be like 200 dollars for a cheap 5 drawer particle board dresser from Target and I wanted something of quality…but couldn’t afford it. I bought this dresser off craigslist for 30 dollars. Its solid wood. I painted it black and then sealed it….I wish I would have primed it first….but what are you gonna do…it was my first DIY project. I then bought new knobs at Home Depot…if I had to do that again…I hear you can get a better deal at ikea online…anyways, I taped off the lines for the road on top and painted that white white acrylic paint (only b/c that’s all I had on hand) I then cut out whole cars from car magazines and decoupaged them onto the fronts of the drawers. I think it turned out sooo great. He loves it and so do I! So, in total for the dresser, new knobs, paint, sealer, magazines and decoupage, It cost a total of $80. Not too shabby for a solid wood 6 drawer dresser.

Yoga Gal
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From Misty
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From Barbara: (The before picture is from WICKER WAREHOUSE; I did not take a before picture.) I used a mahogany gel stain to darken the dresser. I bought the drawer pulls and legs on ebay. It still looked too plain to me so I bought copper sheeting online. I sprayed it with an ammonia/salt/vinegar solution and left it outside for a week to give it an aged patina. Then I cut a piece for the top and for each drawer and used copper tacks to attach. Finally, I outlined the piece in copper liquid leaf. It turned out so much better than I had imagined. Before:


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Classic Campbell
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Home Sweet Home
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Living in the Moment
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Now…it’s your turn. Link an old post or create a quick recap showcasing your hard work again…perhaps new readers haven’t seen it! Show it off!
In either case – please post the button/link back to The DIY Show Off. Share the link in a quick note on your post today so everyone can enjoy the DIY Show & Tell!

What is it? It’s always a surprise with a different theme and no specific date planned…just pops up out of the blue. I just knew you were looking for something to blog about today.
Show it off!

If you’d like to link YOUR DIY FURNITURE post to the party:
  1. You must use the button above and link to this post to share the linky love.
  2. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your Show & Tell post url). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.
  3. Or email your link to thediyshowoff@gmail.com and I will add it for you.
  4. The party will run for a few days…so showing up fashionably late is acceptable. I will probably take tomorrow off from blogging so keep checking back for more links!
  5. If you notice your link has disappeared please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today with a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Also – this Show & Tell is for FURNITURE makeovers and DIY ONLY. Links not related to DIY furniture will be deleted.


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