This has been a fun week over at my friend Karen Ehman’s blog as she is doing Vintage Homemaking with over a dozen different bloggers, and I’m so excited to get be a part of it!
Today is my day to be featured on Karen’s blog, so if you’re visiting me from her site, then welcome!
Every day has held great information, tips and how to’s about gardening, canning veggies, throwing vintage parties, hospitality, baking, and vintage hair and make up styles – and there are lots of giveaways of great stuff! So if you haven’t been involved this week yet, visit her blog to see all the posts and find out how to enter to win great stuff!
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Below is my how-to video about turning old antique furniture into beautiful shabby chic furniture.You’ll see how we turned an old chest, and an old side table, into beautiful vintage pieces. (I have to give my daughter Morgan kudos because she’s the one that got us all interested in doing this, since she was trying to furnish her new apartment on a budget!)
If you are receiving this post in email and cannot view the video, please CLICK HERE. Check out the before and after photos below the video to see some of the other unique old stuff we turned into special decorative treasures for our homes. (Please excuse my extremely messy garage which became a disaster during all our projects!)
I will be giving away a $20 Lowes gift card to one lucky winner which can be used towards getting started on creating their own shabby chic furniture and home decor. Winner to be announced here on September 3rd.
To enter to win, leave a comment stating something new you’d like to do for your home, or a special project you’ve wanted to tackle but have been putting off.
The cedar chest shown in the video was turned into a table, being used in my daughter’s living room.
Photos of the finished end table for my den, which was shown in the video.
Old, dirty, antique door turned into a beautiful and unique wall decoration.
Another old door turned into a jewelry holder which my daughter Kaitlyn helped create and is using in her bedroom. Each door only costs $12 at a junkyard, and the only other expense was a $10 quart of paint.
An antique desk Morgan is now using in her apartment – $30 at a junkyard.
Traditional cherry bedside table purchased for $25 at a thrift shop and transformed into a new, trendy piece.
Old fashioned kitchen table turned college apartment friendly. $15.00
Don’t forget to visit Karen’s blog to check out all the other vintage homemaking blogger tips from this week and find out how to enter each of the fun giveaways!