Monday, September 17, 2012

Guest Post / Kelli from Lolly Jane

A couple weeks ago, I introduced you to the lovely twin bloggers Kristi and Kelli from Lolly Jane. Today, Kelli is sharing some of her very creative ideas to give new life to an old piece of furniture. You're gonna love what you see, enjoy the post! :)


After a fresh coat of white paint and a wallpapered back, we added new handles and filled her up with organized mason jars and more craft goods.

If you're feeling brave enough to build your own furniture, this rustic stamped bench is a good start.

We got the design from but threw in a twist to customize it. We stained one layer on the raw bench seat, added a wedding date and location then stained a second layer. The final effect was a subtle reminder of our anniversary.

Lately we've been experimenting with mixing paints and stains and this chippy dresser is a result.

We bought it for $175 on Craigslist then got to work stripping it down to the bones. A few layers of white paint, a walnut stained top and lots of chippiness completed this sturdy dresser.

The best is to take a piece of furniture that's on it's last leg and giving it a new purpose. This coffee table turned bench was so fun to revamp!

Instead of throwing the broken coffee table into the garbage pile, we secured the joints, sanded it down, painted it a new color and created a seat to make a new bench.

We hope we've inspired you to give old furniture a second chance. With a little bit of paint, you can spruce up old wood and if you hate that end result?-simply paint it again.

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Inspired? After reading her post, I wanted to start painting something in my house!
Thank you Kelli for your post, they are all such awesome projects, but my favorite was the cupboard. I would LOVE to give it a try someday!


  1. This is great! I've wanted to do something like this for so long, and will finally be moving into my own (sparsely furnished) home in March.

  2. Oh, I used to love refinishing furniture but haven't done it for awhile now...but your post makes me think I'm ready to get back to it again....
    What a fun post.


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