Amazing friends, I am so excited today because not only do I have a fun makeover for y’all, I also get to brag on my dear friend, Jen! You may know her from her blog, Girl in the Garage. We have been teaming up with our blog friends sharing furniture makeovers for several years now. I have also had the pleasure of meeting her in person, and she is just as sweet in person as she comes across on her blog! **Be on the lookout for an awesome GIVEAWAY she has put together at the bottom as well!
I’m bragging on her today because she wrote a book and not just any kind of book, but MY kind of book! It is gorgeous and filled with beautiful photos and step-by-step instructions for 25 brand new never-seen-before furniture makeovers! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
It’s called Amazing Furniture Makeovers: Easy DIY Projects to Transform Thrifted Finds into Beautiful Custom Pieces:
And it is amazing!
BONUS: You’ll also get some fun pre-order gifts if you order before June 4th:
Visit HERE to claim your gifts after you pre-order! You’ll just need your confirmation number.
How cute is this dollhouse she created from a bookcase?
She shares exactly how she did it in her book.
And how about this awesome dresser made to look like stacked suitcases:
I love this makeover!!
Or this Frenchy beauty:
Perfection! Jen shares the before photos as well as each step of every makeover.
Today I’m drawing inspiration from this pretty stenciled dresser:
And here is what I’m using that inspiration on:
Yup. I’m telling y’all, it was hard finding inspiration for this one!
I found this chair for $6 at the thrift store a few years ago. Yes, this chair moved with us two years ago and has just been taking up space ever since. I finally gave up and decided to sell it at my yard sale:
Everything in that photo sold EXCEPT for the chair. Go figure. I had it priced at $5 and NO takers! Clearly, they weren’t inspired by it either!
So I added it to my yard sale rescue pile and here we are.
As soon as I saw that dresser in Jen’s book, I knew what I wanted to do with this sad chair!
And here is my take on her idea:
I didn’t use the exact same stencil that she did. I found this one HERE on Amazon.
But cute, no?
I used Dixie Belle’s Manatee Gray (Available in my shop HERE.) as the base. It is a little darker than these photos show. All the light brightens it up a bit. (The photo below is more accurate.)
Then I used my stencil and similar pouncers that Jen used to add the detail…
Then I sanded with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth everything out. This does wonders for the imperfections as well.
I had a lot of fun with this one!
It could be great for a dorm or any small space that could use a folding chair.
What do you think? Isn’t it awesome to be inspired??
And now for that incredible giveaway I mentioned!
One lucky reader will win all of this:
How cool is that? Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter! The more tasks you follow, the more chances you earn to win!
Good luck! I’d love for one of my awesome readers to win!!
You can find more information on Jen’s new book Amazing Furniture Makeovers: Easy DIY Projects to Transform Thrifted Finds into Beautiful Custom Pieces HERE!
And I am one project closer to wrapping up this yard sale rescue pile:
If you missed any, you can see them here:
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I did with the bowls!
UPDATE: No need to wait woohoo! See how these bowls look now HERE!
See ya then! Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂
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