I don’t know about you, but December 26th is the day all of the Christmas decor comes down. It used to be that I thought my house felt so bare afterwards, but now I welcome the clean slate.
Well, empty slate would be more accurate since the house isn’t clean. Either way, it’s a chance for a fresh start.
Speaking of fresh starts, today some of the bloggers who brought you the 12 Days of Christmas Home Tours are sharing 15+ amazing furniture makeovers.
Our Southern Home revived this $15 antique desk with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You can find the complete how-to HERE.
Sonya from At Home with the Barkers creates a striking piece used Emperor’s Silk and dark wax to transform this dresser!
Dria from Dio Home Improvements shares her tips on How To Achieve a Brush Strokes Free Finish.
Lani from Simply Fresh Vintage has a tip involving White-Out that she used on this dresser. So clever!
Paint and Mod-Podge rescue this Goodwill table from Jeanette over at Snazzy Little Things.
Yes, you can paint laminate! Megan from Rappsody in Rooms shares the how to! Her entire porch is full of thrifty do it yourself ideas!
I love this Ballard’s inspired makeover by Beth at Farm Fresh Vintage Finds. This finish is one of my favorites.
This is such a pretty piece from Petticoat Junktion. Kathy is a very talented painter and is always generous in sharing her techniques with readers.
Are you sitting down? This dining set was $85! Visit Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer for the details. The transformation is stunning.
Just a Girl and Her Blog added grain sack stripes to an already painted chest for a quick update!
I’m still really enjoying my dresser turned media console painted in Chateau Gray. There’s some paint left over…wonder what I’ll paint next??
Check out this whimsical beauty by Amanda from Mommy is Coo Coo. The fabric and color choice are adorable!
Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule makes adding topography to furniture look so easy. This is something I would love to try.
Paula from Sweet Pea rescued this dresser from the trash and dressed it up with Churchill Hotel Brown paint in a gloss finish.
Loving this retro table. Jen from Girl in the Garage has awesome tips for painting geometric designs on furniture! She does lots of furniture so be sure to click around on her blog!
This piece by Pamela From My Front Porch To Yours shows that you shouldn’t look over a badly damaged piece. This water damaged secretary is painted with not one, but two chalk paint colors. The inside is left stained!
Serena from Thrift Diving has an amazing project for you! Not only does she share the paint project, but also gives us the details on upholstering the chair.
Julie from Lilacs and Longhorns transformed this Craig’s List find with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and added bun feet. Visit for the how-to.
I encourage you to look around your home. Is there something that you are bored with? Why not try your hand at painting! Scared or nervous? Practice on a yard sale or thrift store find first. You can even practice on scrap wood. You’ll never know until you try!
If you’d like to pin any of the projects shown here today, please click on the link to the blog before pinning. It will make it much easier for you and others to find the original source down the road.
See you in class,