This project has been in the works for months. I believe I started on it in October of last year. And what I thought would be an easy job quickly spiraled into a disaster. But we shall take it from the top. This is the story of a mid-century modern china cabinet that has been in my family since the 1960's. I know cause I was there.
I had to give this china cabinet a makeover not because I wanted to but because I had to! Read on!
I am so excited to be working on the girls bedroom. We are adding different pieces to it each day. One of them is this old wood mirror which my son had gotten from a friend of his who was all set to throw it out. Lucky for me I've trained my kids well to look out for these hidden gems. And so he bought it home for me as a gift.
You can see below that the mirror was in pretty bad shape. It was all scratched up and needed to be revived, which I did with just a bit of paint.
This is the post where I get to revisit one of my previous projects and mess with it because sometimes I'm just not happy with the first time around. I wanted to add a Farmhouse Chippy look to this mirror. So here we are with the mirror makeover project: Take Two!
In all fairness I should say that this project which you see below was my first time using milk paint. I knew nothing about how to use milk paint or how it would react. Of course that didn't stop me from trying it out.
It's always a good day when I go to visit Ikea. I have never come back empty handed. Last time I had gone I bought me a Bekvam stool. It was a necessity because I'm on the short side, 5 foot 2 inches and needed it to reach all of my upper cabinets in the kitchen.
I let it sit there for a few months mulling over what I would do with it. Until this week when I had a brilliant idea. I didn't want it to look new, because you know I'd mess it up anyway with all the use. Instead I'd speed up the process and make it look old. But with a little help from my paints. And so today I will show you how to get an easy worn look for an Ikea stool.
Disclosure: I was compensated for doing this post with product. However, all the opinions stated here are my own. I only use products I love and would recommend to my viewers.
A few weeks ago I shared my small apartment makeover with the newly installed kitchen. This is where we will be staying when we visit Greece. But did you know there is another room to this space. Yes, we also have a bedroom.
It is time I show you all the furniture that I tackled in there. A few weeks ago I had shown youthe laminate table makeover into a farmhouse look which will be used as a computer table. Today I am sharing how to beautifully transform an Ikea Malm dresser.
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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