Hello amazing friends and welcome to one of my very favorite days of the month, Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday! Not only do I have a fabulous makeover for y’all today, so do four of my favorite treasure-maker friends! That’s five great makeovers for the price of one!
I had planned to share a smaller project today, but I ended up getting my desk finished and I was too excited to share it to wait!
It is not exactly what one would call trash, but it was showing its wear for sure. I actually considered replacing it. I’ve included a couple of affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
It originally started out like this before I painted it several years ago:
Then I painted it in Behr’s Cottage White back in 2013:
But more recently it was looking a little worse for wear:
And it really needed a refresh to go with my new office space.
And a refresh it got!
I am so pleased with how it came out!
I sealed it all with MMS furniture wax.
Then I decided I needed to cover that ugly bulletin board that was on the back, so I found this pretty fabric at Hobby Lobby:
That back piece came off with just a few screws, so I was able to stretch the fabric taut across the bulletin board and hot glue it in place all around the edges where it wouldn’t be seen. Then I screwed it back in place.
I found that fun block calendar at Hobby Lobby on the same trip.
If you look in the reflection of the computer screen, you can see I still have a few boxes stacked in the corner of my office!
When I was completely done and setting it up for photos, I was trying to decide what to put in the upper cabinets. They still had the glass in them so you could see what was in there. That’s when I had the idea to switch out the glass door panels for bead board like I did with this very dated hutch.
They were just held in place by these rubber pieces that I was able to pull out with pliers:
The beadboard was left over from when I added it to the back of my son’s cheap Target shelves. (I should share those!)
I used my Ryobi circular saw to cut them:
Yep in my socks.
I had forgotten all about this saw until we were cutting all the plywood to raise the floors. It cut those larger pieces in nice straight cuts and it is very petite so it is easy to handle. I need to remember I have this the next time I make a batch of chalkboards for my booth!
Ten minutes later I had new doors! I used the original rubber pieces that were holding the glass to hold these panels in place…
Now I have more much-needed closed storage space!
I also replaced the knobs.
I used a mix of glass knobs and pretty mirrored ones, both from Hobby Lobby:
And how about that chair?
It is pretty, but so hard it almost put my butt to sleep. Thank goodness I don’t have to sit in it for long periods while I blog ha ha!
This is one of my dining room chairs that I redid just for the photo. I LOVE my desk chair (See it HERE.), but it is going to be a bit more work to redo and doesn’t go too well with the desk at the moment.
This is how I am going to redo all the dining room chairs though. I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby also and I thought it would work well in my new dining room. What do you think?
Here is what the rest of the chairs still look like:
Only they look a lot more yellow in real life. One down, five to go. Grrr…
The desk won’t be staying in front of this window. I didn’t want you to see the feature wall yet so I moved it here for photos. I’m hoping to share a sneak peek of it on Thursday! I just love how it turned out!
It’s miles from where it started!
Oh and here is a peek at the curtains I chose for this room:
I also chose these for the dining room. I found them on clearance at HomeGoods. In person, they have a pretty silver thread that runs though them that was hard to capture in photos. The pretty florally print ones I shared a peek of not too long ago were just too skimpy at the windows.
And of course you can see our new floors as well. I still need to add the quarter round trim in both rooms.
These spaces are surely coming together though! Can’t wait to share more!
In the mean time, check out what my friends have been up to!
I’ll see y’all on Thursday with the makeover of this $3 thrift store lamp:
UPDATE: See how this lamp got a pretty makeover HERE now! 🙂
Have a fantastic day!
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