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Favorite Furniture Makeovers

Hey all, I have been crazy busy outside trying to get my green thumb on…I did say trying right? Hopefully I will be sharing all sorts of flowery back yard goodness soon (cross your fingers for me), but in the meantime I thought I would share a fun furniture makeover I just finished up for a neighbor. While I’m at it, I gathered up a little before and after roundup of some other furniture makeovers I’ve done, in case you are new around here.

My neighbor Nancy had the sweetest little chest of drawers, but she wanted it to match the cute cottagey feel of her guest bedroom.

Furniture Redo Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - www.thelilypadcottage.comAs you can see I was so excited to get started (and as usual racing against the nap time clock) that I almost forgot to get the before shot, oops!

furniture painting - www.thelilypadcottage.com

 I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint once again, Pure White for the chest and a mix of Napoleonic Blue and Pure White for the drawers. I just spray painted the existing hardware and TA-DA coastal cottagey goodness.

A close up of a dresser

Before I share my little roundup I just wanted to mention that I’m so excited to be sharing my favorite room (can you guess which one?) over at Savvy Southern Style today. Kim’s blog is one of my favorites – she has an amazing house and a design style you will love. I’m thrilled to be guest posting there today.


Furniture Makeover Roundup - www.thelilypadcottage.com


Furniture Makeover - www.thelilypadcottage.com


Iron Bed Makeover -www.thelilypadcottage.com


Wine Rack Makeover - www.thelilypadcottage.com

 Hope you enjoyed my little trip down “furniture painting” memory lane, you can click on any of the links above the photos to get the details on each project.

Want to try Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but not sure how to start? Check out my tutorial on how to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint here for some great tips!

One last thing to share and then it’s back to landscaping duty – my super talented friend Jennifer Rizzo is teaching an e-course on how to make your own beautiful Santos Cage Doll. It’s only $19 and she will take you step by step thru the process, to learn more about the class and see these unique dolls click here or you can register here!

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  1. Love the grey and white armoire and wondered if you painted it graphite before painting the grey and white on top to
    get the dark to show through when sanded. I have painted grey over and already painted piece of furniture but when I
    rub out the edges the old colour comes through and I don’t really like it. Any advice greatly appreciated.

  2. I love all your furniture transformations. I love the dresser. Can you believe I’ve never tried those two colors? Might have to dash out and buy some Pure White and Napoleonic Blue.

  3. I love, love the way this came out, it is gorgeous, love the colors. I read your post with Kim and it was great! What a beautiful home and lovely views you have. Thanks for sharing both of these.


  4. You really have a way with a paintbrush! LOVE that sweet dresser. You are a busy girl during naptime! What a great blog you have!!! Just followed you on FB. Looking forward to seeing more of your decor magic!

    1. Hey Yvonne! So glad to have you following along, your blog is always a must visit for me – especially on menu monday, yum!

  5. The made-over blue and white chest definitely says “Coastal” in a great way. Of course, I am biased. I love blue and white.

    Saw your favorite-room guest blog at Savvy Southern Style and came over to visit….like your style…am staying as a follower on bloglovin’. You are invited to come over to visit my blog.


    1. Hey Judith, so glad to have you following along! I’d love to hop over and visit your page, I can’t seem to find it though…email me your URL when you have a chance :) krinze3 (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Hi Kelly – I’ve come over from Kim’s Savvy Southern Style and have subscribed by email. You have such wonderful ideas – lots of inspiration and just plain good reading!

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