Hello, amazing friends, and Happy New Year!! Amen to a fresh new year, right?
I hope you all enjoyed your holidays! Ours was more low-key than usual as we were trying to be safe, but it was still very enjoyable. I chose to take a week off for the first time in several years, and it was so nice, but I did miss y’all! Of course, I have a hard time sitting still and the downtime led to a much-needed room redo ha ha. It is almost complete, and I’ll share that with you when I’m done!
I am so excited to get this new year started! 2020 was full of drama, so today, I’m kicking off the new year by sharing the most dramatic furniture makeovers of 2020! By dramatic, I mean these makeovers came a long way from where they started!
In the number 11 spot as one of the most dramatic furniture makeovers from this year is my mom’s hutch:
It was time for an update! My mom has been wanting this painted for years and I decided to tackle it this Spring.
My mom chose Buttercream to coordinate with the rest of her home:
Buttercream is a beautiful cream color with a very slight yellow undertone that really brightens it up.
Painting this hutch really made a dramatic difference in the whole space!
See more of this pretty redo HERE.
At number 1o is this antique side table from my Mother’s Day Haul:
Many of the pieces from that haul made the cut since they all needed so much TLC.
This one came to life with Caviar and a little reworking:
I was so grateful for these pieces as furniture was hard to come by this past year, especially with thrift stores being closed for months and yard sales practically non-existent.
This one was once a night table, but the drawer was not able to be salvaged. It would be great in any room for a little extra storage though!
You can revisit this charmer and see what tip I share for a beautiful finish when using dark colors HERE.
Coming in at number nine is this $60 thrift store dresser. It was one of the very few pieces I scored big on this year:
I included this one because it was a fan-favorite!
You can see more of this one HERE.
Number eight in this countdown is this dressing table bench that I scored for only $5 at the thrift store:
Fresh paint in bright white Cotton and a new cushion in one of my favorite fabrics did wonders for this sweet bench:
I faux distressed this one using this technique.
See all the fabric layers I uncovered and how I replaced the cushion HERE.
At number seven in our countdown is this ornate sofa table I picked up just before the shut-down for $28:
I really was tempted to keep this one!
You can see more of this makeover, including my tip for applying darker waxes HERE.
Number six in this dramatic flashback countdown is this Secretary I found for $34 at the Salvation Army in November of last year:
It’s hard to tell by the above photo, but it needed lots of TLC! In January, I loved it back to life with some Caviar and a fun stencil:
And a little gingham on the inside…
I do love some black and white gingham! My MIL bought this the day after I dropped it off at my booth!
See more of this pretty makeover, including the gorgeous fabric I used on the drawers HERE.
This next one was done for the sweet lady who blessed me with my Mother’s Day Haul. It had been her grandmother’s and she wanted it restored so she could use it again. I agreed to paint it for her since she had given me so many treasures:
It had sustained a lot of damage being stored in the garage for so many years as many of her beautiful pieces had. However, as we know, paint has magical powers:
Cotton is always a win for me, and that is exactly what Ms. Mary wanted for this piece.
This one makes my heart go pitter patter.
See more of this gorgeous makeover, including how I dealt with the bleed-through HERE.
At number four is a more recent makeover, this vintage secretary I shared in November:
I really had fun with this one using transfer paper!
The inside got a moody makeover to contrast with the cheery outside:
I really had fun bringing this one to life!
See more, including how I applied the transfer paper HERE.
I’m including two pieces in the number three spot, this antique dresser:
Which after a lot of work, became this amazing beauty:
With all those stunning carved details…
And her taller brother:
Which needed just as much work and also became a gorgeous piece:
If you missed the story behind these two, they were also part of my Mother’s Day Haul. Once Ms. Mary saw what I had done with the taller one, she wanted to buy it back from me. She also wanted the match to it painted the same way, so we settled on a price, and in September she was reunited with these pieces that had been in her family for generations. It was a tearful reunion and so sweet. It was an honor to bring these amazing pieces back to life for her to enjoy for years to come.
To see all the fixing I did, including how I remedied the very musty smell, you can see the first one HERE and the taller one HERE.
We are almost there! At number two in the countdown is a very dramatic transformation! This is a project that my sister and I worked on together for her kitchen. She had this table and chair set for years:
The chairs were in great shape, but she was over the table and set out to find a new one for this space. She spied this one at the thrift store that was perfect:
That is the leaf to it on top. She is not normally a thrifter, so I was so proud of her for giving it a go!
It is unrecognizable!
The Voodoo Gel Stain is gorgeous on this table:
It has been a year and has held up amazingly well!! And her family of five uses it every day!
You can see how we did and all the products we used HERE.
*You can also see the rest of her VERY 80’s kitchen makeover we did just before this HERE.*
She did finally get her new luxury vinyl floors in November, so I need to share an update! It looks SO good!
And finally, this one will probably come as no secret if you follow me regularly. This is one more piece from my Mother’s Day Haul that I recently reshared:
Here is a reminder of what the top looked like before:
This one needed all the TLC, and with the help of Caviar once again and a gorgeous transfer, this antique dresser was magically transformed into the most dramatic makeover of the year!
It will be hard to compete in 2021, as furniture as gorgeous as this is hard to come by for the price I want to pay (free lol)!
See all the ways this piece was loved back to life and how I fancied up the other large drawer HERE.
And that’s the most dramatic furniture makeovers of 2020!
Were there any there you forgot about? Any favorites??
I’ll be back on Thursday with my favorite non-furniture makeovers of 2020:
UPDATE: See how these thrift store gems turned out HERE now!
See y’all then!
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