Hi Friends! It’s time for Themed Furniture Thursday! That’s where I get together with a bunch of my furniture paintin’ friends and we all transform a piece that fits a particular theme. This month’s theme is animals. Wait until you see how creative my friends have gotten with this one! You can see those at the bottom of this post.
I decided to transform this little French provincial beauty:
She was a thrift store find and was marked at $49, but all furniture was 40% that day yippee! So I paid around $30… not too bad.
When I was considering what to do with this piece, this side table I did for our Metallic-themed makeovers came to mind right away.
I knew I had some of that paint left over and it was just enough to paint this piece too!
Because the original finish was that yellow/gold combination, I really wanted a look that didn’t need distressing so those colors wouldn’t show through from underneath.
This is Martha Stewart’s Thundercloud. It goes on like a dream. I sanded this piece first, then primed before painting with two coats. The drawers were painted in white chalk paint and sealed with clear wax.
I originally purchased this color at the Home Depot, but when I went to buy more just in case what I had left wasn’t enough, they said they didn’t sell it anymore. I did find it available on their site here though, so you may be still be able to find it at a store near you. Luckily what I had on hand did the job.
But wait…didn’t you say this was an animal themed makeover?
SO fun! This is scrapbook paper that I found at Hobby Lobby. I used a glue stick to adhere it to the bottom this time around since it worked so well for the wallpaper I used on my Antique Dresser Revival I shared a couple of days ago.
I kept the original hardware…
Satin white from Rustoleum made them fresh again. I sanded them a bit just to make the details pop more.
This is definitely a different look for me.
I had planned to photograph this beside my bed with my gallery wall I shared not too long ago in the background.
Wouldn’t they have gone perfectly together?
The problem was that I had this on my calendar for next Thursday…oops! It was around 5:30 late yesterday afternoon when I realized (thanks to my friend, Christy!) that our Themed Furniture projects were scheduled for today!
Thank goodness I was working ahead this time and had my piece pretty much done, but I had to settle for where I could photograph at that hour.
The dining room it is. Oh well at least I figured it out in time. 🙂
Here are several more fun animal furniture makeovers to check out:
What do you think about me straying from my norm? It’s fun to step outside ma wee box every once on a while. 🙂
P.S. Want more themed furniture makeovers? Check out my favorites from past themes…do you spy one that would have fit this theme perfectly? 🙂
Thrift Store Side Table Goes Glam (Metallic)
Duck Egg Blue and White China Cabinet (Two-Toned)
Sewing Stool with a Secret Drawer (Numbers)
French Secretary Desk (Inspired by)
Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench (Distressed)
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to share at these great parties:
The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Between Naps on the Porch Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista Our Southern home