The October #30dayflip was all about upcycling a piece of furniture. This contest is open to anyone who would like to participate, and our members this past month did a spectacular job in using their creativity and ingenuity in transforming their old worn out furniture into exceptional pieces.
Entry #1: When drab turns Fab
Creating a French Provincial twin bed for the perfect girls room
Mary Ann refurbished this stunning headboard using a pretty pink damask fabric with pink cording and painted embellishments. It looks absolutely gorgeous and this is one lucky little princess that gets to sleep here every night.
Mary Ann’s Project Summary: This twin french provincial bed was a treat to find! I happened to be selling a client one of my refinished pieces and this caught my eye. Little did I know it would be coming home with me. I went to work on it right away, stripping the old cloth and tuft out and giving it a soft damask cover surrounded by pink cord. The bed then was painted with a soft antique white and the detailed flowers that were originally carved received a soft pink brush to give them a little pop.
In the end, this was the outcome and I couldn’t be any happier!
Entry #2: Desk was going to be a shooting target!!
Jody transformed this solid desk into two pieces of furniture!!! Wow! They look spectacular, and I never would have thought of using part of the desk for shelving. It’s so much brighter and goes perfectly with her Tiffany Box blue office. Great job Jody.
Jody’s Project Summary: I needed a new desk and wanted to recycle what I had. Since it was solid wood, I went ahead and did it! Hubby wanted to use it for target practice, but after I showed him what a new desk would cost and since they are usually made of pressed wood, he said “what was your idea?” The first picture is the original desk I started with. Second picture is what was left after top was taken off I used it for new desk it’s inlay. (The pic under desk) Third picture is after I built the other side to match and added a top. I had some old windows and used them for doors. I didn’t want it to sit on floor so I added feet which are fence post tops. They are cheaper than the wooden feet. The bottom rolls out since it’s so far down and I thought it would be easier to get things on the bottom. The shelves are built from pallet wood and were just sanded until they were soft, and then painted bright white to match the new desk bottom. The fourth picture is the old top and new skirt. Wanted open to make room feel like a cottage style. I got it close to Tiffany blue I love the beach and thought this is the perfect color for a beachy cottage room! The storage cabinet is perfect holds lots I have been changing up books now and extra items!
Entry #3: Upcycled Pet Bed
Cathie from our DIY Forum group transformed this old side table into the most adorable pet bed we’ve ever seen. Cathie graciously donated this bed to charity and the proceeds of a silent auction went to help her local Feline Community Network. What a wonderful cause, and a beautiful little pet bed that the lucky winner of the auction got to take home.
Cathie’s Project Summary: I took the top of a 1990’s oak end table off and cut it to fit inside the frame. I reassembled it using the cut piece as the “floor” of the bed and gave it several coats of hot pink paint (from the “Oops” bin) to match the paw prints in the curtain fabric. I cut dowel rods to fit across each post opening and drilled holes in the posts to hold the dowels. Then I found some wooden eggs in my parts & pieces bin, painted them white and attached them to the top of the posts. I wasn’t happy with the transition between the two and wanted to add some sparkle, so I used a spool of rhinestones to fill the gap. My mom made the curtains and covered the cushion with coordinating fabric. The finishing touch was the nameplate, shaped like a bone, trimmed in sequins and attached to the front of the frame. We donated the bed to The Feline Community Networks annual Spaghetti Dinner. The pet parent that purchased it at their silent auction was very happy to win it and her kitty loves her new bed.
Which is Your Favorite Furniture Flip?
- Entry #2: Shooting Target, Salvaged (100%, 8 Votes)
- Entry #1: From Drab to Fab (0%, 0 Votes)
- Entry #3: Upcycled Pet Bed (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 8
Winner will receive a free pillow cover from SnazzyLittleThings’ online store!
Thank you so much to all the participants of the #30dayflip Challenge. If you are interested in participating (and you don’t need to have a blog to do so), just sign up here —-> #30dayflip Sign Up Form and choose the months and challenges you’d like to participate in.
Thank you to my lovely co-hosts as well:
Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things
Meredith from Arts and Classy
Sue from A Purdy Little House
Debra from Discovery DIY… and So Much More
Flavia from Neat House Sweet Home
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See you next month where we tackle our Holiday Decorating/Front Porches,