Repurposing an Ugly Mid Century Dresser

Hi Friends!

How was your week? I hope you’ve been enjoying the sun and last few weeks before school starts again? I have had company on and off for the last few weeks and it’s been so much fun! I’ve also been dealing with a kidney stone since the fourth of July. Just for the record, that’s no fun! Since I spent the majority of today in urgent care, I’m going to keep this short and sweet but also show you a transformation that was anything but short and sweet. Here’s the dresser before:

There was more that I didn’t like about this dresser than I did like. It looked like the head of a robot, not a dresser. Lol! So, we took off the smile on the bottom drawers and filled the holes for the eyes… I mean knobs! :) Then we removed the base that makes it look like it’s a rocket about to shoot into outer space. We added furniture feet onto it and all new hardware. We painted it Benjamin Moore’s color Silver Fox on the outside and and painted the drawers Simply White. I wanted this piece to have a clean, crisp feel so I didn’t do any distressing or glazing. Just a protective clear coat over the top! If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Such an amazing transformation, right? This piece is currently available to purchase! You can check it out on our Shop Page.

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Antique Sewing Table Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends!

How’s your summer going so far? Can you believe we are more than half way through? I can’t!! You know another thing I can’t believe? How great this furniture makeover came out!

Raymond sent me this picture and asked if we could some how make something out of it…

My inward self thought “heck no” but then the side of me that loves a challenge responded back “sure can!”. We went back and forth on the size of the piece and where it would work best in his house. It looked like it would work best in his entry way as a statement piece for his beautiful old home in Troy. We ripped the top off and added a new black walnut top to it. John routered the edge to give it that beautiful fine finish and added runners under the feet so it wouldn’t scratch their floor.

They also found parts that we knew wouldn’t be the original layout but we wanted to attach them to the base to give it a more industrial feel.

Ready for the afters? I know I am! lol

Such an amazing transformation, right? This piece was a custom order so it isn’t available to purchase! You can check out other pieces on our Shop Page.

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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French Provincial Hutch Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends!

How’s your week going? We had a fun work week wrapping up a kitchen makeover! John painted the cabinets, added new hardware, installed the light, installed the subway tile, built and installed the shelf, added rough cut wood to the support beam, and painted the room! Check out the before and after!

If you’d like more info about this kitchen makeover, let me know in the comments? I can do a post about it next week if you’d like.

For this week’s furniture makeover, I took an old french provincial hutch and gave it a complete makeover! Here’s the hutch before:

We painted the outside Benjamin Moore’s color Chelsea Gray and painted the inside Simply White. I wanted this piece to have a clean, crisp feel so I didn’t do any distressing or glazing. Just a protective clear coat over the top! If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

This picture shows the piece with the glass in it!

Such an amazing transformation, right? This piece is currently available to purchase! You can check it out on our Shop Page.

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Sweet, Small Guest Bedroom Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends,

How’s your week going? I’m feeling much better since the kidney stone attack and have been playing catch up with work! John finished some great custom built furniture this week. Custom built furniture doesn’t have a before picture, but I thought you might enjoy the afters.

A custom built herringbone kitchen table and two matching herring bone desks with metal pipe bases:

Also, we custom built a 8 foot long custom buffet with sliding barn doors! Look at that beautiful piece of furniture!!

Last but not least, a custom built farmhouse table!!

I had a chance to photograph a simple, sweet, small guest bedroom that we repurposed furniture for and also designed.

Here’s the bedroom before:

We purged, painted, and planned new furniture for the space. One of the big differences in the room was getting rid of the blinds and changing the orientation of the bed. It helped to make the room look bigger and better!! We also added curtains to soften up the space.

Then a quick before and after for your Pinterest board!

Would you like a room in your home redone or custom furniture built? Use our Contact Us form to let us know! Just email us a picture of the room, tell us what you’d like done and let us know where you are located. Then we can send you an estimate!

Please also check out new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY.

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Gray Painted Oak Cabinets and Kitchen Makeover – Tuesday Treasures

Hi Friends!

How was your week? I’ve had the joy of experiencing my first kidney stone that won’t exit my body! That’s been so delightful! lol Other than that, we’ve been making some really amazing custom furniture pieces over the last two weeks and I can’t wait to share them with you soon! A couple of weeks ago, we finished up a kitchen project and I shared before and after  pictures on Facebook. You all had questions about colors, etc, so I thought I’d do a blog post about the makeover.

Here’s the kitchen before:

Anne Marie and Keith asked me to do a kitchen consult to help them pick colors, hardware and an over all style for their kitchen makeover. You’d have to see their whole house to really appreciate it, but as soon as I walked in I thought they should do gray cabinets. Their house has modern pops of design with transitional bones. It’s beautiful!

When painting oak cabinets, it’s important to remember that the cabinets have a deep wood grain so you can see some of that grain still after you paint them. For that reason, I always recommend a satin clear coat over the top to help diminish the glare and highlighting of the graining.

We decided to paint the kitchen cabinets with Benjamin Moore Advanced paint in Chelsea Gray. Chelsea Gray is my favorite medium gray paint color. It’s so important when painting cabinets to prep them right. We sand, prime, paint, and finish with the recommended protective clear coat. We also use a professional grade air sprayer which gives a fine finish! This is a project you can take on yourself, but it’s one I recommend having a professional do so it’s done right and holds up well!  Here are the section of cabinets painted Chelsea Gray:

 (The picture above is the most accurate color)

We wanted to do something different on the island, so we painted it a lighter color – Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. Then we lightly distressed the island and added rough cut wood to the back to give it even more visual interest.

We added all new hardware as well which helped modernize the kitchen! Anne Marie and Keith picked out the backsplash and hired someone else to install.

Last but definitely not least, John installed a barn wood wall on the way into the kitchen. Check out this gorgeousness!

Would you like your kitchen redone? Use our Contact Us form to let us know! Just email us a picture of your kitchen, a count of how many doors and drawers, and let us know where you are located. Then we can send you over an estimate for redoing them for you! It will up the value of your home at a fractions of the price of buying new cabinets!
Please also check out new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY.

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If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

White Modern Nursery Furniture – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends,

Happy Independence Day!!! There seems to be so much conflict in our country right now. On a day that is about our freedom and independence; I want to encourage you to focus on the hope, love and good around us! We live in a free nation; one with many liberties that most in the world don’t enjoy. The daily conflict that seems to surround us can cause us to forget all of the good. If we set our hope on the White House, we will forever be disappointed. If we want a country that is loving, kind, and at peace we need to start within ourselves. My love, peace and kindness starts at the cross – with the sacrificial love of Jesus who died to take the penalty for my sin. The day I realized that and started walking in a daily relationship with Him, I began a journey of learning what true love, kindness and peace looks like. It looks a lot more like listening than yelling, a lot more like giving than receiving, and a lot more like speaking up for what the Bible says is true even when it seems like so many don’t want to hear it. If we want kindness, peace and love in our country, the journey begins in our own hearts and finding that peace that only Christ can bring. Then we share that peace with our family and friends, they share with their family and friends and suddenly it becomes a community. Our communities make up this nation!

“We, on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” ~Robert J. McCracken

“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”  – 1 Timothy 2:1-2

“May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” – Psalm 33:22

So let’s celebrate and look for ways to speak words of kindness, show love to those in need, and share the true peace or accept the true peace in our hearts today. Let’s pray for those in authority! Let’s use the freedoms we have to share kindness, love and peace to all people!

This week’s furniture makeover is a special transformation because we are keeping furniture that has been in this family and making it new for a nursery! That’s always one of my favorite transformations. This is for Dulce who’s expecting a little one soon and wanted to keep and use furniture with history but give it a modern twist.

Here they are before:

We filled all the holes so we could add new hardware and painted it Simply White by Benjamin Moore. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. We also added legs which is what I think sent this makeover into a whole new level of awesomeness! What do you think?

Such an amazing transformation, right?

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Waterfall Secretaries Desk – Tuesday’s Treasures

  1. Hi Friends!

Every once in a while, I get a piece of furniture that I know is special so I keep it to myself. Then it takes me forever to actually redo it (I believe I’ve had this desk three years). I’ve  had it so long that I thought I took a before picture and never even did. You’d think I would have at some point in three years! Anyway, I finally decided to work on it last week! Then Katie and her husband stopped by our store and bought the black mid century credenza. They wanted something tall to compliment it in their new apartment. I thought of this piece and had already started prepping it.

Here’s the best before pictures I have:

And it had this door on the front as well:

Katie decided against keeping the door on it which I agreed! We painted the outside Simply White by Benjamin Moore and stained the drawers with a weathered gray stain. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.
  

Such an amazing transformation, right?

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

There is a box at the top right of this page to enter your email address to receive notifications by email when I post something new on this blog. Please sign up today!

Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Interior Design for a Fireman – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends!!

How are you? I hope you’re having a great week! I’ve been busier than ever and loving every minute of work. Since it’s been such a hectic week, I need to keep this blog post short and sweet. I think the transformation of these rooms is so amazing that it won’t need many words! We recently wrapped up an interior design job for a local Troy fireman. Corey was awesome to work with and pretty much gave me free reign to design, purchase, and install furniture/decor for his dining and living room.

Here’s the living room before:

We added shiplap, white washed the brick, and painted the tile black. Then I shopped for decor and staged it on the fireplace. John also custom built the ladder to the left of the fireplace.

Next we installed a shelf above the couch and added new decor.

We built custom rustic industrial end stands!

In the dining room we custom built a radiator cover and exposed the rustic, chippy goodness on the radiator.

I don’t have a picture of the whole dining room yet. However, one piece we refinished is this traditional maple buffet. Before;

We took the doors off and replaced them with custom built rough cut wood. I also wanted to add more masculine hardware so I went with leather strap pulls. Then the buffet was painted with Benjamin Moore’s color Simply White, lightly distressed, and finished with a satin protective clear coat. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?

Such an amazing transformation, right?

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.