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Yard Sale Furniture Makeovers

By: Amy Joyner Buchanan
August 24, 2016

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Yard Sale Furniture Makeovers

There's nothing I love more than a great yard sale find! I can't tell you how many times I've paid $5, $10 or $20 for a piece of furniture that has seen better days.  But like any savvy bargain hunter and DIYer, I know what you can accomplish with a little hard work and paint. Once you see these yard sale makeovers, you may never buy furniture from a store again!

BrePurposed transformed this secondhand buffet into a gorgeous showstopper using DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint and stain. Be sure to check out the floral details she added to the drawers.

This farmhouse cabinet from Dandelion Patina was originally an old radio.

My Passion for Decor transformed this waterfall dresser into a Parisien showstopper using Chalky Finish paint and vintage posters she decoupaged on the drawer fronts.

I found this old buffet at a yard sale and gave it a black-and-white makeover for our front porch.

 Giggles Galore found this solid wood nightstand at a yard sale, but the style wasn't right for her daughter's room. Thanks to a little paint, new hardware and some distressing, it's now perfect for the space.

An old French provincial dresser gets a whole new green and gold look from D.D.'s Cottage and Design

The Frugal Homemaker transformed a dated country-style pew bench with Chalky Finish paint.

Giggles Galore painted an old wooden chair for her front porch. The turquoise color is a perfect contrast to her fall pumpkins.

I paid $18 for a plain wooden chest at a yard sale, then painted it blue and added a nautical blueprint.

Create & Babble updated an old sewing cabinet with a painted crackle finish.

Delicious and DIY gave a plain wooden stool a modern makeover using DecoArt Maxx Gloss paint applied in a brush stroke pattern.

By Brittany Goldwyn used DecoArt Americana Metallic Paint to give a set of nesting tables a fab new look.

Classy Clutter used a fresh coat of paint and new hardware on this campaign style dresser.

 I used a bird stencil and two colors of Chalky Finish paint to transform cheap wooden table from a yard sale.

Be sure to visit Atta Girl Says  for more projects and to learn more about Amy Joyner Buchanan.


Chalky paint is wonderful, I've done several pieces for my home and office

Marjean Krupp

April 3, 2017

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