A few weeks ago, my friend Elisa messaged me some pictures of some furniture next to our church’s dumpster. She prefaced the message by saying, “Don’t be offended!” LOL!! I totally cracked up. Offended? NO. I was ecstatic when I saw the cute, vintage piece in the background. She happily picked it up for me so I could get my hands on it.
Here she is at home just chillin’ in my office. You could tell it was worn and a bit old, but I loved the curves and details of this piece. It just had a bunch of scuffs but nothing a little paint couldn’t fix. I gave it a good wipe down and finally decided on my color palette.
I wanted to use paint that I already had so I decided on a dark and light two tone color for a nice contrast. The dark color is the same as my kitchen island. I just made a little into some into chalk paint. You ready for the after?
And here she is!! Oh yeah, I named her Elisa after you know, Elisa. 🙂 This piece was beautiful to begin with but now, it’s a little more my style. If you have old furniture with great bones, think about transforming and reviving it to give it new life.
I mean, she’s a beauty!!! I don’t know why anyone would have thrown her away! Don’t underestimate the power of paint. Shall we take a closer look?
Chalk paint goes a long way. I love how quickly it dries. This project took me less than an hour including drying time. I thought about changing out the pulls for some clear lucite ones but the details on these are so pretty.
When I makeover a piece of old, outdated, unwanted furniture, I often think about how this relates to us as a broken people in a spiritual level. Maybe that’s why I love repurposing and reviving so much because I can relate! I once was beaten down, felt useless, and without purpose. The power of Christ transformed, healed, restored, and gave me life again. He takes beauty from ashes. I love this new, old piece! Thanks, Elisa!
Have a wonderful Tuesday,
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10