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Phenomenal Painted Furniture Projects

Hey Guys! Today the Furniture Fixer Upper Team is featuring their painted furniture projects. We selected our top furniture projects and then selected a favorite from each team member. You may have missed these earlier in the year so let’s take a look…..

Painted Furniture Projects

how to makeover a sideboard
How to makeover a sideboard with paint.

Isn’t that a beautiful piece? I love the lines and that it’s all real wood. These pieces are hard to find. The top was a mess on this one.

White Washed Furniture Makeover

How to white wash painted furniture

I cleaned it up and grabbed a can of paint. Once the piece was painted I decided to really up the look.

how to white wash furniture
How to whitewash furniture

A white wash finish and spray painted hardware really made this sideboard stand out. It has a designer-worthy look. Yep, I’m proud of it and patting myself on the back. See the complete makeover here….White Washed Painted Furniture | It’s All In The Details

Trash to Treasure Painted Furniture Project

This makeover was definitely a labor of love. When you see the before and after you will know why.

before and after furniture makeovers
Trashed furniture!

What a mess this chest was but I had to have it.

trash to treasure coastal white furnitue makeover idea (2)

Then look what I did with it. You can see the makeover here….Trashed Furniture Gets A Coastal Makeover

Painted and Distress Fake Wood Furniture Project

This one is a favorite because the piece is made of MDF or fake wood and it looks fabulous after being painted.

fake wood furniture

I bought the piece for a little of nothing from an online auction.

How to paint an entertainment center made of fake wood or MDF

Then I made it beautiful. See how I did it here…How To Paint And Distress Fake Wood Furniture

Coastal Dresser Makeover

The next furniture makeover is from Christy, Confessions of a Serial DIYer. In my book Christy can do no wrong. Her work is always so professional and detailed.

Coastal Dresser Makeover by Confessions of a Serial DIYer before makeover photo
Coastal Dresser Makeover by Confessions of a Serial DIYer before makeover photo

If you’ve visited Christy’s blog you know exactly what I’m talking about. The Before photo above of the vintage dresser is my favorite of the year. The front has an over-the-top transfer and of course, Christy always does something interesting to the drawers. See the finished furniture project here… Coastal Dresser Makeover by Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Painted Empire Style Furniture

This antique piece from Denise was a real beauty in its time. She talks about how solid and heavy the dresser is and I believe it. I’ve worked on similar pieces in the past but it’s been a while. I wish I could still find furniture like this dresser.

Large Empire Dresser Before Makeover by Salvaged Inspirations
Large Empire Dresser Before Makeover by Salvaged Inspirations

Denise started with a light base coat of paint and then mixed water with gray paint for a gray wash. I’ve never tried that before but I’m going to. You can see the paint makeover here… Painted Empire Dresser by Salvaged Inspirations

Chalk Paint Furniture Makeover

The Ethan Allen nightstand Jen found for $22 was a steal. We all know Ethan Allen furniture is very well made and very pricy when new.

Use black Chalk Paint for stunning painted furniture! Learn how to Chalk Paint furniture with Athenian Black and black wax. Painted furniture ideas by Girl in the Garage

Jen chose black chalk paint and then used black wax over the black paint. The paint finish is super dramatic. Wait until you see what she used for the drawer liner and the new knob is perfect! See her painted makeover here….How To Paint Furniture With Black Chalk Paint by Girl In The Garage

Now I’m interested to see what the girls chose as their favorite furniture project from me this year. Head out on the tour with me by clicking the text links below…..

Favorite Furniture Fixer Upper Projects from…..

Confessions of a Serial DIY’er
Salvaged Inspirations
Girl In The Garage
Petticoat Junktion (you are here)

Which was your favorite makeover? Leave a note if you have time and thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Love your choices, Kathy! I almost picked that one too. 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend! xo

  2. I almost picked this one ha ha! I loved it too, but the entertainment cabinet that I picked of yours was one I never would have looked at twice and I loved it after you got your hands on it! Loved the bed too! Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend!! XOXO