Relove

I love taking old furniture that is ‘unwanted’ and making it into something beautiful that people want to use and love.  I call it Relove. Sometimes a piece just needs a new look and suddenly it’s reloved by its owner or someone else.  Below are some examples of furniture makeovers. Check back periodically to see more!

Vintage Desk Makeover:

Before photo:  Blah and boring…and sadly unwanted 🙁

desk before pic

After photo: Nothing but boring, now with a masculine hint, but delicate lines that keep it feminine.  I used Fusion Ash mineral paint as the first coat, Fusion Coal Black as the second coat. After light distressing, I used a slightly off-white tinted wax followed by a clear wax. Oh…and two coats of tough coat to protect the top as well.  And you have to love that wardrobe trunk!  Want to see more photos? Click here
desk makover

 

Bench Makeover:

This old bench was no longer wanted by it’s owner, all it needed was a little love. A good sanding and cleaning and it was ready for some chalk paint. I chose vintage blue and after painting it distressed it slightly. A new bench seat was made and upholstered with drop cloth. As a decorator of course I had to make a matching pillow. I chose the same material and used chalk paint for the design on the pillow. Using painters tape to create the stripes and a stencil for the design. I think it’s looking pretty cute now! Check out the before photo further below.

bench makeover
Before:
bench makeover before

Side Table Makeover:

Here’s a beautiful side table I recently completed for my client. Please excuse the after photos, I still need to get some good photos of this piece! This piece was painted with a custom colour, I started with Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey but wanted it darker so I customized it. The top was refinished to a darker colour and I used clear and dark wax on the base to give it an antiqued look. Quite the transformation!

side table makeover

Before:
before side table
Vintage Balloon Chair Makeover:

I just had to try my hand at restoring two of these little cuties! I blended some Fusion Mineral paint colours to get this paint. I started with Bedford and added some black to darken it slightly. I went with a dry brush technique but slightly more paint on my brush then your typical dry brush and finished with some distressing. I chose a Parisian script print that I thought was perfect for these cute little chairs. Although not the right style for my home, I am loving them. Now to find a new home for them! 🙂

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