Fantastic 4 DIY Furniture Makeovers- Thursday Favorite Things

Happy Wednesday to you! Summer is off to a great start and so are the painting projects and furniture renovations. The features for this week are bloggers who shared their painted furniture makeovers.

Repurposed Antique Carriage Bench Idea

Robin from Redo It Yourself Inspirations shared a remarkable makeover on this antique carriage bench that she won at an auction in Amish country of Upstate New York. I’m just a little green with envy but in a good way. My moms side of the family lives in that neck of the woods and I’m told stories about all the beautiful antiques they have collected. This gorgeous bench really says it all. DIY Amish carriage bench makeover. Featuring Redo It Yourself Inspirations on Thursday Favorite Things link party


Painted French Country Style Nightstand

Cheryl from Ruffles and Rifles took a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture, a sewing table, and flipped into a charming French Country Cottage style nightstand. She is my neighbor up here in Alaska and we both share in this “embracing the process” of turning our houses into welcoming Old World European homes. The struggle is real! Alaska is where the 60’s and 70’s came to die. I’m not joking…but I am. Ah, I can’t be too hard on my home state, though. Alaskans are blessed with raw natural beauty that surrounds us every day. We still have clean unpolluted air to breath and occasionally baby moose wander into our yards.

Finding French Country Cottage furniture in Alaska can be challenging. Those of us in The Last Frontier have to get creative with what we can find. It usually involves taking Mid-Century Modern furniture and turning it into a charming French Country style like Cheryl from Ruffles and Rifles did. This Blog is a Thursday Favorite Things feature


DIY Rusted Metal Cart

Mary from The Boondocks Blog, a New Yorker who resides in Greece, shared a trash to treasure rusty metal cart makeover.  A unique detail in this furniture project is what she used to affix the boards to the cart. Mary also shared an inexpensive two-ingredient recipe that she used to clean and polish the old wood boards. I love how the fresh clipped greens and flowers lend to a Bohemian feel.

This table is quite versatile. It could be used as a beverage station.

A rusted cart found in the farm fields of Greece was turned into a minimalist style table that could be used as a beverage station. There's a bit of bohemian style decor that graces the table. The Boondocks Blog is a feature on Thursday Favorite Things link party


Mix and Match Furniture | DIY Table Idea

Sherry from Savvy Apron shared a hand built table that she constructed using two large wooden wire spools that were found in a dumpster. She cleverly added rope detailing and topped the table with glass salvaged from one of her old tables. The DIY spool table was given a paint finish and paired with painted bar height stools in a beachy turquoise color.

A dumpster found wire spool turned into a DIY Dining Table with a glass top. Savvy Apron is featured on Thursday Favorite Things Link PartyPin This Graphic

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Mary - the boondocks blog

Olivia I’m two weeks late, what is going on! I want to thank you for featuring my metal table and hope you will forgive my tardiness.

Cheryl Licht

I’m a week late, but thank you so incredibly much for the feature! Your words are always so sweet, and yes, there is this bond, of taming the Alaskan home decor.

Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

Thank you so very much for the wonderful feature! I’m beyond excited for such an honor!
Hope you have a fantastic week because you made mine!!!


You are welcome, Robin!