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Striped Table Makeover

January 5, 2014 in Furniture Makeovers


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Big Guy needed a side table in his old apartment. The nightstand with custom sunglass organizer was a hit, so I thought I’d press my luck and try redoing another piece for him. Behold – my Striped Table Makeover <cue suspenseful music>.

This won’t be my most dramatic before and after… because well… I can’t find the before. <Sigh>  I swear I had one, but the photo seems to have disappeared.

Picture this -

I’m casually trolling scrolling Craigslist one afternoon and come across a very southwestern/rustic side table.  It has a rusted-finish wire drawer pull and gold accents on the legs. Yup. Gold. I sweet talk Big Guy into swinging by and picking it up… and to our surprise – it’s pretty dang big for a side table!

I removed the wire drawer pull and went shopping for something simple that would match the black/bronze legs. Then I used painters tape to create lines of varying widths across the top, wrapping them down the sides. I gave it a couple coats of stain, allowed to dry a bit and then carefully removed the tape. Voila! Love it! Two coats of water-based Minwax Polycrylic and a new handle. Bam!  Oh… and I used a black paint pen to color over the gold bands on the legs. Sorry… just wasn’t feelin’ it.

Welp – here ya go!

Table Before and After

Striped Stain Table Makeover

I love the idea of creating patterns on wood with stain. What do you think – did this striped table makeover turn out well?  I’m cooking up another project and can’t wait to show you! I think you’ll LURV it just as much as I do!

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Milk Crate Shoe Organizer

April 8, 2013 in Bedrooms, Building and Repurposing, Furniture Makeovers, Living Room

I’m on a milk crate roll!  First the milk crate wine caddy, then the milk crate dog bed… and now, a milk crate shoe organizer!

Milk Crate Shoe Organizer

Confession – I may… or may not… be hoarding a stack of milk crates in my shed. Ok, maybe that was a non-committal confession, but the first (half) step is admitting you (may or may not) have a problem, right!?!

Today’s post will be short and sweet… less babble, more pictures. Sound good? Yeah, I thought so.

I had this idea over the weekend and in a matter of minutes, realized it was PERFECT for what I needed!

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And for those of you with elephant memory, you might have noticed that my antique armoire has been replaced with a pie safe. My Mom brought it up this weekend for me to use. She’s owned it since the early 90′s… and as it was born in the 90′s – it of COURSE started out with heart cut-outs! My Mom gave it a facelift a couple years back and swapped the hearts for squares. (…and she’s given me permission to give it an updo! So stay tuned for that!)

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Milk Crate Dog Bed

April 1, 2013 in Do it your Dog-Gone Self, Furniture Makeovers, Gettin' Crafty, Pups

It’s no secret that I love dogs… as in fall to my knees babbling baby-talk when Fido sports some puppy-dog eyes and flashes some droopy jowls my way. Yeah… That kind of love.

I was lucky enough to stumble across some antique milk crates last year and have been hoarding storing them in my shed ever since. (Houston, I have a problem.) I have a few throughout my house as decoration and even have two stacked in my bedroom as a TV stand. …and yes, I still have an entire stack in the shed. Don’t judge me!

Long story short, I broke out some power tools and turned an antique milk crate into the cutest little dog bed you ever did see! My pups are too big, so this fun milk crate dog bed is available in my Etsy store.

milk crate dog bed

Here’s a quick photo collage to give you an idea of how it all went down:

milk crate dog bed

Trust me, the saw will work a LOT better when you use a blade specifically made for cutting through metal. I learned the hard way, even managing to snap my wood-blade. Whoops!

With a little more magic, I whipped up this cutie-pa-tootie:

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The bed is cushioned with a removable pillow. Plus, the pillow cover zippers on and off, making it a cinch to toss it in the washing machine!

I just love the stamped letters on this crate. If only I was from Forestville, Connecticut!

I’d love to hear what you think – would your little pupper-nut look overwhelmingly cute in this milk crate dog bed?

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