Before & After Furniture Makeovers

I just love before and after photos of “reloved” furniture. Paint and attention to detail can make all the difference.

This is an interesting piece of furniture. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. But I really love the “After.”

How cute is that? It was painted white and then a printed paper or fabric looks to be decoupaged onto the top. It is truly beautiful now and looks perfect with the turquoise wicker settee with the striped rug underneath.

This piece of furniture is okay, but kind of ho-hum. Nothing exciting about it. But you can tell it has promise.
A new dolled up version with bright orange paint completely transformed this piece. Who wouldn’t want to sit at that desk and get things done?
This is a rather plain dresser. Maybe found at a flea market. But it has some curves and detail that would catch my eye.

Painted green with white accents, it is so classy now. Those curves and the detail is emphasized and really sets off that apple green paint. This could be a dresser for storage. Or perhaps a beverage bar? There are certainly a lot of possibilities for this piece.

This chest looks to be possibly an antique. I’d probably hesitate before slapping paint on it. But the after is something else.
Wouldn’t it look gorgeous in a child’s room or nursery? Or even a whimsical novelty piece in a dining room? The various colors really makes this furniture piece special. 
Now I’d probably see this end table and pass right by it. It looks too 1950s or 1960s to me. But with a bit of vision, it is completely transformed into a unique piece.
Bright apple green paint spruced it right up. I’d take notice of it now! The dark hardware sets off the bright green paint. It could be used as seating or as an ottoman to put your feet up on after a long hard day. Great transformation!
This chair looks like something I might put at the curb. It does not seem to have very many redeeming features. But someone with true creativity could change my mind.

Just look at it now! Painted green and given a much prettier cushion than that torn vinyl one. This actually invites you to sit down and stay awhile. The striped fabric layered on and tied to the legs with ribbon really gives it personality.

Everyone needs more storage, it seems. But as plain and unfinished as this armoire is, it certainly doesn’t make any bells ring.
Now it’s been painted a beautiful shade of blue with the addition of a place to tack messages just inside the door. Without the doors it is a great display piece for any room.
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  1. LOL…..well it's pretty bad when I liked almost all the befores better. Haha – well it is a good thing we're all made differently or life would be so boring. I adore your sincere love of color, Brenda. I think of you every single time I see something really colorful now. Have a wonderful week. Hugs.

  2. Ok, I'm going to be bad, I would of painted all the pieces except the first one and the small dresser one! Their wood grain to be should of been preserved.. that's just my take, the others are oh so cute.

  3. Super makeovers Brenda. I remember my parents having that octogan shaped end table back in the 70's. Think they may still have it. Will have to keep this idea in mind when they decide to get rid of it! So cute. Thanks for sharing!
    XO Barbara

  4. Wow! They are fabulous makeovers! I will be doing makeovers on just about every piece of furniture we have. The colours that you have used on your furniture and then the colours from these makeovers are the type of colours that I will be using. How a small amount of paint can bring new life to something is amazing! Thank you for sharing all of the makeovers!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day! Give the pups a hug from me 🙂

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