Hello amazing friends!! Today my Furniture Fixer Upper Crew and I are sharing our favorite Furniture redo of this year past from this series! That means there were 11 furniture makeovers to choose from.
There were a couple favorites actually. My all time number one favorite redo and the one that got the most love from you guys was our kitchen island:
I beefed it up and added bead board, then brought it to life with color:
See more of this makeover HERE.
However we’ve seen a lot of our new kitchen lately, so I wanted to pick a makeover that would be fun to revisit that you may have forgotten about!
Ya’ll’s second favorite makeover and one that I loved too was this TV armoire:
With so many of these old cabinets taking up space in thrift stores these days, I knew this would be a fun challenge.
I see old TV cabinets every time I visit thrift stores. They have usually been marked down a time or two and are really cheap. The poor things are becoming obsolete and I just want to rescue them all! I always think what great storage pieces they could be if only given the chance.
This one wasn’t super cheap at $50, but I jumped on it because with its petite size, I knew it would actually fit in my jeep.
Plus the size of this cabinet makes it perfect for extra storage in just about any room of the house, and so I set out to transform it.
First I removed the innards:
They were held in with several screws. I also removed the back since it screamed TV cabinet.
Then I busted out my HomeRight spray tent and sprayer. It can get quite windy around here so it isn’t the easiest place to spray furniture, but this past weekend was unusually calm so I took a chance. I sprayed one coat of Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.) I make a fresh batch to use in the sprayer since it is a bit thinner when I first make it.
Then I gave it two coats of a mix of Annie Sloan’s French Linen and Bit of Sugar:
I did add just a tablespoon or so of water to the mix to thin it first.
Cleaning your sprayer is so much easier if you have this tool HERE. I use it with a five gallon bucket and clean up is super easy.
After it was dry, I decided to add a damask stencil to the top panels:
I used this one HERE. I used spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place, spraying the back of the stencil. Then I used a small brush and my white chalk paint to fill it in. I tried to brush away from the edges as much as possible. I used the full pattern at the top, then flipped it around and used a portion of the same stencil on the bottom of the top panel so it would fit.
Then I added my favorite… stripes to the bottom using FrogTape for a little more interest:
You can see how I easily measure out my stripes in this post HERE. I only added one coat of paint, and then removed the tape as soon as I was done.
I sealed with something new this time: Clear Coat Satin Finish by Dixie Belle Paints, using this brush made especially for sealers to apply it. I bought it a couple of months ago and had finally decided to give it a try.
And here she is:
I quite liked the ease of using a brush-on sealer this time, and I noticed no yellowing so far. That has always been my fear when using brush-on sealers with chalk paint, and probably why I had taken so long to try it out. I’ll try it on something white next and report back. UPDATE: No yellowing on white woohoo!
This color combination is so soft and it is nice and neutral to match any color scheme.
I picked these handles up at Hobby Lobby…
These are one of my favorites of theirs!
For the insides, I cut three shelves out of 12″ X 48″ pine pieces from the Home Depot, using my miter saw. Then I cut two supports for each shelf out of the scraps:
I cut those 2″ wide.
Everything got a good sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of Behr’s latex enamel in satin in Ultra Pure White. (Leftover from my kitchen cabinets.) I used that since the shelves might take some abuse over time.
Then I predrilled the shelf supports and the inside of the cabinet before attaching them to the inside with screws…
Ready to see how the inside turned out??
This sad throw-away is functional again!
You can see I added a new beadboard backing that I had cut to the size I needed at Lowes…
This is perfect for linens, games, clothes, or even as a pantry if you don’t already have one!
Did you enjoy seeing that one a second time? It didn’t last a week in my booth, so I’ll be keeping my eyes open for another one this size!
Don’t forget my Furniture Fixer Upper Gal pals are sharing their favorite furniture makeovers today too, and actually two of these are brand new and never seen before!
I always think it’s a shame that posts come and go never to be seen again, so it’s nice to reshare every once in a while!
Visit all of my past Furniture Fixer Upper makeovers in one place HERE.
I will be signing off until after the big day. Then I’ll be back with my Top Furniture makeovers for 2018:
UPDATE: Check out how these furniture pieces turned out HERE!
For those of you that celebrate Christmas, I wish you a blessed and wonderful holiday!
Love ya’ll, and can’t wait to start a whole new year together!!
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