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Furniture Redos

This page is a collection of the Painted and Upcycled Furniture that I've completed. Many of the posts include tutorials or tips to show you how to get the same look. To read the post, click on the title link of the project you are interested in. I included mirrors because the ones I've done have been painted with Chalk Paint. You'll find many tips and pointers along the way to help you with your own furniture makeovers!

painted kitchen cabinet

12 Dramatic White Paint Makeovers
white paint transformations

Cottage White Dresser Makeover
dresser makeover

How to recover an ottoman with buffalo check
buffalo check ottoman

Clever Furniture Storage Ideas
upcycle furniture as storage

Turn a Storage Trunk into a Filing System!
trunk to filing system

Antiqued Trunk
painted and glazed trunk

Painted Farmhouse Cabinet
painted oak cabinet

Protect Your Painted Furniture
understanding top coat protection options for painted furniture

Farmhouse Stool Makeover with Sharpie-painted Graphic
This little stool got a farmhouse makeover and a new graphic 'painted' with a Sharpie! For the complete tutorial, visit diy beautify!

Robin's Egg Blue Cabinet Makeover
Cabinet makeover with chalk paint | diy beautify

Activity Table Set from Mismatched Pieces
Create a fabulous children's activity set using mismatched pieces! See how I did it at diy beautify!

My Chalk Paint Recipe
After lots of experimenting, this is my favorite recipe for the best results.

Chalk Paint 201 - An Inside Look at over 10 Brands!
An Inside look at over 10 Chalk Paint brands, with user reviews | DIY beautify

Coffee Table Rescue
This coffee table was rescued from the trash (for the second time) and given a new makeover with blue paint and a stencil. See more at DIY beautify

Easy Driftwood Paint Treatment for a Nightstand

Easy driftwood paint treatment for furniture | diy beautify


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your white hutch! Beautiful!
    And now I have a random request for advice: I am getting ready for my first chalk paint adventure (YAY!) and it's a big one. I'm planning to repaint my bedroom dressers. I have one long dresser (about 6') and a tall armoire that I plan to paint off white with a dark chocolate top. I don't want to run out of paint mid-project but I also don't want to be left with a ton leftover. I'm planning on using the Americana brand chalk paint. How much do you recommend purchasing? Thanks in advance!!

    1. Thank you Tina, my white hutch has always been one of my favorite pieces! To answer you question: I really don't know. Sorry, but it all depends on size of dressers, how thick you apply the paint, how many coats you will need to cover to your preference, etc. You can purchase larger tubs of Americana decor paint on Amazon. What I usually do with large projects is paint the first coat and then add a little water to the paint container to thin it (just a bit, like maybe 1-2 Tablespoons). The thinner paint will go on easier, and just might stretch your paint a little further. I would probably purchase the larger tub of paint (16 oz) for each dresser just to be on the safe side. I find when I paint dark furniture a lighter color, that I typically need to do 3 coats of paint. If you like a more distressed look, with some of the original showing through, you could get by with less. Good luck!!

  2. So you strip or sand before applying chalk paint?

    1. No...that's the beauty of chalk paint, there is no need to do much prep. You can read this post for more detailed info

  3. Love all your informative posts & I'm MOTIVATED! Have painted several pieces, but just moved into smaller home & have LOTS of furniture painting to tackle. Have a BEAUTIFUL 86" French Country Buffet, medium oak, that "fights" with my new rustic plank floors. Never thought I'd consider painting it, but am wondering if a WASH might retain some of wood grain and work. Any experience with watered down paints to accomplish that? Have you used Behr Chalk paint? Thanks!!

    1. So glad you're enjoying my furniture posts! I have not painted any pieces with a wash. I have tried Limewax, which I believe gives a similar finish (softens the tone). I have a YouTube video of the simple process, you can view here I don't show the finished piece bc I ran into a problem with the drawer pulls (had to fill and drill new holes and the liming wax didn't disguise the holes). But, up to that point, I was really loving the results and hope to do another piece soon! Hope this helps!


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