Got plain furniture prefab/modular furniture that you wish looked a little fancier? Take this common cube style shelving unit…
While helping a friend move, we unearthed this old, 1950’s Shaker style dining table in her basement. It was covered in about 5 layers of paint and various other unidentifiable matter, but it’s size and simple beauty caught my eye, as I had been looking for a small kitchen table to fit in my Portland kitchen. Not quite seeing what I had seen, or how I had, she was more than happy, at the time, to see it go! I was not sure at first how I would go about giving it new life, so I just cleaned it, and put it in the kitchen until it provided some inspiration.
I bought an antique sideboard on Craigslist for my dining room. It’s a beautiful piece that needed an updated look to go with our vintage-modern aesthetic. My father and I spray painted the body of it white with Rustoleum 2x and kept the top surface original with the beautiful wood finish. It now houses our plateware and happily lives in our dining room!
We where looking for a way to set up a home office with lots of table work space, storage, and a vintage vibe and found these old Steelcase desks on Craigslist for under $100. They had been in storage after their time at an insurance agency had long since passed, we even found old office phone directories inside the drawers.
This piece did not look like much when we started, but we had to try since it was owned originally by our grandfather’s father.
I wanted to hide a treadmill that we have, so I bought an old TV armoire on Craigslist and disassembled it.
I just loved completing this project for my daughter’s bedroom. She is 7 and was having a hard time sleeping in her messy room.