It’s a running joke that I never pay retail for furniture. Ever. Years of living on a budget have allowed me to perfect the fine art of scouring Craigslist, flea markets and garage sales for just the right furniture pieces. And if they aren’t just right? A little elbow grease and paint goes a long way to adding a lot of style to hand-me-downs and vintage finds. Here are 10 DIY furniture makeovers that I’m currently loving…
Chevron Painted Dresser 1 of 10I love the distressed chevron stripes.
See more photos at Pretty Industries on Flickr.
Ombre Chair 2 of 10I can't get enough of this blue ombre chair.
Instructions at Design Sponge.
Kitchen Island 3 of 10A dresser as a kitchen island? Yes, please.
Details here on Apartment Therapy.
Hot Pink Legs 4 of 10Add a splash of paint for a fun pop of color.
More photos at Apartment Therapy.
Painted Inlay Dresser 5 of 10The look of expensive inlay created with paint.
Visit Little Green Notebook for instructions.
Orange Buffet Cabinet 6 of 10A boring buffet gets a whole new look in bright orange.
More photos at Design Sponge.
Herringbone Dresser 7 of 10
Painted Media Cabinet 8 of 10This cabinet got a complete overhaul.
Click over to Design Sponge for all the details.
Painted Patio Furniture 9 of 10Worn patio furniture gets a new lease on life with a coat of spray paint.
Pop over to Young House Love for the instructions.
Painted Folding Chairs 10 of 10Turn boring folding chairs into a show piece with the addition of bright paint.
More photos from manuel | MC on Flickr.
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