Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two Inspiring Furniture Makeovers

In the world of decorating, is there anything better than seeing how creativity can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary?

Nancy from the blog Marcus Design was inspired by the below image, and particularly the Dorothy Draper Chest of Drawers.

Taking the most basic of dressers found at Ikea, Nancy transformed a pair to become nightstands in her master bedroom.
Pretty fabulous I'd say! Nancy shares the steps taken to create this look here.


Then have you missed the sweet bedframe makeover by Cassie at Hi Sugarplum?


Using Sherwin Williams Radish paint...wow, what a great color...this bedframe received quite the makeover!


The lines are just wonderful and the color is simply beautiful against the walls.


To learn the details on how the bedframe was successfully painted, read Cassie's post here.

What great projects have caught your eye lately?

39 comments :

  1. I saw the Ikea chest to Draper chest makeover somewhere, i can't remember...really the most amazing makeover EVER......the world of possibilities it opens up!!! the bed is looking so fresh too...lovely post Janell!! xx meenal

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  2. Wow, what a great red for that bed! Love the nightstands, too. They look just like the inspiration picture. Thanks for sharing these, Janell!

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  3. I loved both of these makeovers. They both turned out great!

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  4. I especially love the Draper chest! Gorgeous! My favorite makeover lately that I've done was turning an old headboard, that I picked up from Craigslist for FREE, into a gorgeous bench for my foyer! Was so fun and turned out even better than I'd hoped even! http://lifefordessert.blogspot.com/2011/02/trash-to-treasureantique-headboard.html

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  5. Both such great projects! I never would have thought of the first one.. some people are so creative!

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  6. LOVE that bed...would be PERFECT for my girls' room. OH the ideas or flowing... ; )

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  7. Fabulous job on both of those! Have you used glazing on furniture that you have painted before? I'm considering glazing a china cabinet and was wondering if you have any tips.

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  8. You're the best, Janell!! It means so much coming from you...your taste and projects are impeccable!

    xoxo

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  9. I love that bed, I don't think I have ever seen anything with such a cute little detail instead of a footboard.

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  10. Love the nightstands.....that's what we need.

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  11. I loved both of these - the dressers are brilliant and the radish colour on the bed is beautiful! Blogworld is so inspiring! :)

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  12. Two of my favourite makeovers- both so fabulous!!

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  13. Both are such amazing furniture makeovers!! Can't get over the Dorthy Draper side tables - they are a perfect match to the ones she was inspired by!

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  14. That bed is intense! I really like it. I'm kind of in love with this faux fireplace in coral (?) at Fern and Feather, I think I may need to attempt something like that.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/7720944/

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  15. I love Nancy and her blog and this makeover was amazing, she loves a touch of glamour and I think this fits the bill perfectly. the radish bed is just a fun pop of color!! KS

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  16. Those are two great makeovers. I love seeing transformations...it shows that people are loving their homes!

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  17. Wow- that bed is absolutely stunning!! I love it! Red is my favorite color and I just posted about bringing some reds back into my bedroom too! Thanks for sharing these beautiful projects! :)

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  18. I had seen the Draper chest and was amazed. I love that she says she isn't even a major DIYer but this project has everyone coming to her for advice on all things DIY. She sure could have fooled me with this project. The bed is fun too....like the linens also!

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  19. I love both of these DIY's! I'm so amazed at how great that IKEA rast dresser can look!

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  20. Those Draper chests are an unbelievable DIY project. Wow!

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  21. Its wonderful seeing other redesign projects, gives me such inspiration.

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  22. http://timmythewienerdog.blogspot.com/2011/03/ikea-and-greek-key-have-baby.html

    This one really rawked my world! I am dying to try it as soon as I finish my looooong list of already started, yet unfinished projects here at the house already!

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  23. These are very good bedroom furniture. I was looking for discount bedroom furniture and found some very good furniture the only problem was how to set it and now that problem is solved. Thank you.

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  24. Looks very beautiful and the color combination is also good of this Wooden bedroom furniture.
    Nice,

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  25. Janell a HUGE thank you for featuring my tables, I am honored! I adore your DIY projects so to be featured here is pretty darn special!! I appreciate it :)
    Nancy xox

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  26. Both look amazing. I'm always in awe when I see how creative people can be. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Both look amazing. I'm always in awe when I see how creative people can be. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Great transformation! I so need a road trip to Ikea. The closest is Chicago to me. I have an idea saved for a small dresser using grass cloth on the drawers and art deco knobs for a high end look on the cheap! Enjoy your day!
    Maureen

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  29. WOW! Now that is plain jane to holy cow! Great dresser makeover, I love the pop!

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  30. Love Cassie's little one's bed revamp! And wow that first transformation doesn't even look like the same piece! It's amazing!

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  31. First design of bedroom furniture is really impressive. I like it. Thanks for sharing the source too.
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  32. Such great transformations! The pink bed is so fun and sassy- totally Cassie! :)

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  33. Oh my goodness! I absoluely love the dresser. There is something really regal about it and the fact that it comes from IKEA? Inspiring!

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  35. Love the chest of drawers. Fabulous idea, think I'm going to have find a set of drawers I can makeover.

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