“I would never paint wood furniture, but this blew me away!” said a reader when she saw this makeover idea

Some people rescue pets. I rescue furniture.

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture, This was AFTER I stripped off the top
This was AFTER I stripped off the top

Do you see that? The broken foot? The chipped veneer? The top was all buckled and it’s already stripped in this picture. So there’s actually a before before lol!! She was in a damp basement on the East End of Long Island and was begging to come home with me.

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

This is me. Determined to take it all home in my little red Jeep. And I did. After a few “you’ll have to make two trips” comments from the folks picking through the remnants of the final minutes of the tag sale- I showed them. One unsafe, clumsy trip later, we were all home.

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

Here’s the scrub down. Doors off. I was getting a vision! Now all of you paint haters out there will cringe.. but really? She was broken, battered and ignored!

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

Stripped the doors and traced that outline with some clear plastic to make myself a pattern..

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

I love my 1gel! Decopodge, Image transfer.. the best stuff ever. I think I’d eat it if I could. You can purchase it online at heirloomtraditionspaint.com and get a discount with my coupon code TLD!

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

Flipped the doors so those little pointy pieces pointed downwards and showcased my fancy gals.

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

All of the products here are from Heirloom Traditions. I wanted to match those dresses so I mixed up Vintiques Tiffany with just a splash of Seaside Blue. Perfect match!

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

Aging Dust is my favorite go-to when you want to keep your color pure, but age the details..here’s the process. I used the Heirloom Traditions clear wax in Paste form .. sprinkle the dust and wipe it away..

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture, Falls in all the right places
Falls in all the right places.

She had a mirror and chair too. The fabric on the chair painted over perfectly with some FAB and Ala Mode.. here’s a shot of the ” foot fix”

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

You can purchase everything I used here on the Heirloom Traditions website. Don’t forget to use my discount coupon TLD so the folks over there know I shared my secrets with you! Thanks for staying until the end and for following Tamara Lee Designs. My Facebook page has a ” Shop Now” button for the products I used. Have a wonderful day!

for the fashion lover, painting wood furniture

More shots of her on the page!