this week’s before & after submissions were packed with great ideas, so i’ve got a full afternoon of makeovers coming up, running a little later today until 2pm (don’t miss the 2pm project, it’s my favorite). first up is a gorgeous wooden coffee table project from camila. camila found this table at a thrift store for only $8.99 and decided that it had great potential. with the help of her husband, she was able to build a new top out of plywood and wooden pallets to get a brickmaker’s table look. when the top was finished camila made a custom finish by mixing flat white paint, water, and a water-based stain. the final result is beautiful and proof that with a little vision, any find can become a treasured piece for your home.
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CLICK HERE for traci’s chair makeunder after the jump!
i love a good furniture make under. i enjoy a nice paint job and upholstery project as much as the next person, but sometimes all a piece of furniture needs is a little cleaning, sanding, and staining to come back to life. this chair makeunder comes from traci fontyn at simple huis. she found these chairs at a resale shop in portland for only $15 each and decided to buy them with the hope that some beautiful wood was underneath that chipped white paint exterior. after stripping the paint and sanding down the wood*, traci added a rich tung oil finish and new cushions to complete the look. great work, traci!
*during her sanding traci accidentally sanded through a veneer layer on the chair. but she managed to find veneer to match the chair and reapplied it. well done!