Ugly Dresser Gets a Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends!

How’s your week going? I hope all is well there! We are enjoying a little family time since the kids are on spring break. Excited to see them more!

This week’s furniture makeover is quite the transformation. It started out so ugly!! Take a look. ;)

This one was done as a custom order! A customer came into our store and saw a dresser that he liked but it sold before he had time to snatch it up (the lesson here? snatch it up if you love it friends). I had this dresser on our Upcoming Projects page and knew it could be something great with a little love.

We painted the outside with a dark gray first and then Benjamin Moore’s color Simply White. After it was dry, we heavily distressed it by using an orbital sander. All new hardware was a must, too!  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?

This dresser isn’t available to purchase, but you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.

 

 

Cream and Wood Top Dresser

Hi Friends,

How’s your week going? Enjoying the snow?? The kids are having a blast and I’m actually enjoying snow this time around. ;) I’ve felt tired so having a couple of days at home with more of a low key schedule has been nice.

Look how cute? She even took her teddy sledding!

Josh tried standing on a board for sledding and LOVED it! 

For this week’s furniture makeover, I wanted to show you a more traditional makeover. Here are the dresser and night stand before:

Barbara wanted a mix of distressed and wood top, but not too country. She also asked us to build a custom headboard from an old door.

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Headboard from an old door!

We painted it with Benjamin Moore’s color Carlisle Cream, gave it a medium distressing, glazed it, and sealed it with a protective clear coat. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. Ready for the after?

So beautiful, right?? This set isn’t available to purchase, but you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.

 

 

Kitchen Makeover Time! -Tuesday’s Treasures

Hey Capital District!! It’s time to share what’s been keeping us so busy the last few weeks. Since we rang in 2017, we’ve already finished two kitchen makeovers. One isn’t ready for pictures yet because we are waiting on some finishing touches, but one is ready and I can’t wait to share all the pictures with you!

Interior design takes a while for everything to come together, but once it’s done, man oh man is it worth the wait!

Theresa called us because they wanted the kitchen cabinets painted. When I went to her house to finalize the color of the cabinets and hardware, she mentioned that they wanted the kitchen to feel bright. That’s why they painted it yellow years ago.

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I explained that to really brighten it up, we should lighten up the walls to a different color. She was also open to painting her pub table which was awesome because that would help her little eating area look more up to date, too! Then she asked if there was anything else I would want to do if I was given free reign. Add a shiplap wall of course!!! That would take this design from up to date to magazine worthy!!

When we start a kitchen project, we take all the doors off and the drawers out, then we hand sand the outside of all the cabinet boxes, prime and paint them by hand (outside only). We take the doors and drawers home and paint them using our commercial air sprayer. This one of the things that set us apart from other cabinet painters and gives a hard, professional finish. Once the doors and drawers are finished being painted, we bring them back and install them. We use Benjamin Moore Advanced paint which is designed for kitchen cabinets and I highly recommend a protective clear coat as well.
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 Remember a couple of important things when you’re redoing the cabinets. If they are oak, the grain is going to show through a bit unless you fill it all first with wood filler (which takes MUCH longer – such a pain). You can see how it looks better in this picture:
Last but not least, hardware makes all the difference! It’s like jewelry with the dress! Make it pop!
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Does your kitchen look like this?? We can help! Check out our kitchen cabinet painting page and ask for your quote today! You can also check out new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.

Modern Farmhouse Hutch – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends,

How was your week? I realized mid week that we had very few plans for the long weekend so we seized the moment and went on a road trip to visit my high school best friend Theresa’s family. Our friends Caleb and Chrisie live near Theresa so it’s a win win whenever we make that trip!! A weekend filled with great friends! Here’s a picture of us enjoying a salted lavender latte at a local coffee shop. Theresa is an architect so it was fun staying up late chatting about jobs we are both working on, and encouraging each other in our relationship with Christ. It was a weekend of relaxation and beautiful friendship.
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This week’s furniture makeover was inspired by one of our teal hutch makeovers from 2016. You should check it out here.

See this hutch before?
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Now… look past all the ugly and look at the clean lines. That’s just what I wanted for this piece.

Just remember, barn board makes everything better so we put that on the bottom. We removed the doors completely and built new doors in their place. :) We painted it with Benjamin Moore’s color Feather Down, gave it a medium distressing, and sealed it with a protective clear coat. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. Ready for the after?

Rustic Chic Hutch
Rustic Chic Hutch

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So beautiful, right?? This hutch is available to purchase and you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.

 

 

Red Buffet Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends!

How was your week? Ours was good! The normal pace of post Christmas work is great! We were able to work on our family room this weekend. I can’t wait to show you the pictures soon!

Every new year reminds me of new life, new beginnings, and bright tomorrows. So it’s no surprise that I started the year with bright new colors and beautiful new pieces. This week’s Tuesday’s Treasures is a piece that was gorgeous from the start but we added a fun new look. Here it is before:
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We added a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. We painted it Divine Red by Benjamin Moore, glazed it to deepen the color, and added a protective clear coat. It also has dovetail drawers!

If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?
010617-15 010617-16 010617-26Such a difference, right?? This buffet is available to purchase and you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.

 

Navy Striped Dresser Set – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends!

Did you have a fun New Year’s weekend?? Happy 2017 to all of you! I’ll write more soon, but I wanted to say thank you so much to all of you who made 2016 a success for us. You trusted me with designing your home, redesigning your furniture, redoing your kitchen, and shopping in our store for furniture and decorations. We couldn’t do this without you and we are humbled by the love and loyalty you have for FunCycled.

Once we reached Christmas day, I felt like I had run across the finish line of a marathon. It was such a busy, busy November and December (thankfully)! Last week I tried to work less hours and make memories with our kiddos. Building lego sets, coloring and painting. Things I have not had a moment to do and I was so grateful for those moments.

We went on a day trip to NYC with our friends! Got to check out the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza.
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We hosted a New Years Eve party at our house for the 2nd year in a row. I dare say it was the most exciting dry party in all of Rensselaer County!! ;)
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Last but most certainly not least, I went to visit my friend Carrie in Connecticut. We lost touch after she got married and just recently reconnected after 16 years!! It seemed so weird that it has been that long but at the same time I felt like the time and distance had never happened. Her beauty inside and out is just as it used to be… and I am so blessed by her friendship.
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While I was there, I designed a quick gallery wall in her adorable home.
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You’re here for a furniture makeover though, right? Ok, ok!!

This is a huge makeover!! You can barely recognize the pieces! I don’t have an amazing before picture, but here it is:
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The first thing I felt like it needed was height. I didn’t like that they sat flat on the ground so I ordered mid century maple legs for both dresser.

Then I found vintage hardware that I wanted to use!

I also really wanted a stripe on this set.

We painted it with Benjamin Moore’s color Old Navy. For the stripes, I wanted the wood to be darker so we sanded and stained the section for the wood stripe darker. Then I also wanted to have white to make the wood pop so we did the white stripes next. Final steps were adding new hardware and spraying it with a protective clear coat.  If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?

Navy Tall Mid Century Dresser
Navy Tall Mid Century Dresser

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Such a difference, right?? These dressers are available to purchase and you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.

 

Gray Chic Buffet For Sale – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends,

How was your Christmas? We wanted to say a special thank you to all of you who shopped and custom ordered furniture from us in this holiday season. We couldn’t do this every day without your support and all of the encouragement you give us. It means so much to our family. We had a very busy December and are looking forward to a few weeks to wind down and have lighter work load over the next week.

For this week’s transformation, I wanted to show you how we took a very traditional buffet and gave it a one of a kind look. Here it is before:

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We painted it with Benjamin Moore’s color Silver Fox, heavily distressed using an orbital sander, added new hardware, and sprayed it with a protective clear coat.  If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?
122216-58 122216-59 122216-411 122216-410So pretty, right?? This buffet is available to purchase and you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.

 

 

 

Antique Dresser Set For Sale – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends,

How was your week? We are in the middle of the hustle and bustle around here. Trying to get everyone’s furniture ready for them by Christmas. Busy is good, we are so very thankful for the business!

I took this weekend off completely to spend some much needed family time. It had been 13 days since my last day off and I felt like the holidays were flying by faster than I can enjoy them. So we hit pause and enjoyed our kiddos this weekend. It was perfect!
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I can’t wait to share this weeks furniture makeover! I don’t often come across such a large set in excellent condition so I bought it on the spot. It has two end stands, two dresses,, a headboard, and a large mirror. Here it all is before:
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We painted it with Benjamin Moore’s color Urban Bronze, glazed it and then sprayed it with a protective clear coat.  If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?
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So cool, right?? This set is available to purchase and you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.

 

 

Rustic Modern Entertainment Center For Sale – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends,

How was your week?

We were blessed with another  busy work weekend with the Victorian Stroll happening in downtown Troy. The streets were filled and our store followed suite. So much fun! Thanks again to all of you who came to shop and support all of the local businesses in our community.

People often ask me if when I see a piece whether I know right away how I would like to redo it? Often, I don’t but in this case I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this buffet. It was low and solid which is hard to find so I knew it could make an awesome entertainment center. I wanted to take those doors off and add barn wood and I really wanted to keep it looking modern with a bright white color.

So that’s just what we did! Take a look at the before!
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We painted the outside with Benjamin Moore’s color Simply White and added the barn doors with multiple hinges so they fold in half and don’t take up as much spaced on either side.  If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?

Modern Rustic Entertainment Center
Modern Rustic Entertainment Center

120116-34 120116-41 120116-42 120116-44 120116-45So cool, right?? This entertainment center or buffet is available to purchase and you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, 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.