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Elegant Sideboard rejuvenated

This charming little sideboard was gathering dust in a furniture thrift store in the south of Germany. It needed a lot of help removing years of grime and layers of furniture polish. It also needed an updated look to bring …

Humble chest of drawers upgrade

This well-travelled little stunner was hiding behind old paint, years of family use and changing roles. Despite its humble beginnings, the straight lines and simplicity of construction offered a perfect backdrop for a do-over. To be honest, I was a …

TV Unit upgrade

This solid wood TV unit was in really good condition but the yellow-toned wood did not fit well into the living room. Taking off the varnish and colour from the top of the unit revealed solid pine boards glued together. …

Elegant but well-used chest of drawers gets a facelift

This was truly a labour of love. I loved it from the beginning but knew its old cracked finish needed to be replaced. Sadly the cracks on the top went right through the veneer but I was determined to rescue …

From sad shabby to charming shabby

I’ve been looking for a little piece to try out an interesting yellow paint I’d recently purchased. When I spotted this item on eBay-Kleinanzeigen, I could already imagine how it would turn out. Unfortunately, I didn’t bargain on how much …

Seven drawer update

When a friend asked me to update her small chest of drawers currently used in her dining room, I jumped at the chance. It’s a well-made piece of furniture that was needing a little sprucing up. A lover of blue, …

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