Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see the latest batch of reader submitted transformations. I think we have a really great group today, a mix of modern and farmhouse, with a touch of color. So take a look, stop by and say hello to our lovely transformers (maybe there is a better word... but that just sounds so badass!).
And be sure to link in your latest and greatest in our link exchange at the end of this post, or email me your submissions for an upcoming Fresh Coat Friday.
I recently became acquainted with a wonderful local photographer here in Edmonton by the name of Nathan. Like many of us he was eager to get his transformation underway and forgot the before shot, but for only $50 for the cabinet and all supplies he took this plain cabinet from junky to funky! Can you believe the top is actually the original wook showing through, like a reverse stencil? Amazing, I would never have the patience for that.

Becky transformed a whole corner of her dining room with a little elbow grease and a cool old cabinet. I really don't have much to add, because her lovely pictures really speak for themselves!

Gorgeous, and when can I come have tea with you and Teagan, Becky?

Arielle always wanted to at least attempt upholstering a chair. She knew it would be messy, and so she kept her investment to a minimum with a pair of club chairs she grabbed for $75 from a local hotel. With a little hardwork she has scratched it off her bucket list and I have to say, they look like really expensive new chairs!! Do we see a new career in her future perhaps?

Melissa (and Rick!) scooped up this old chair lying next to a dumpster... hello, where are these dumpsters you guys frequent?!! I will probably never work on a piece this intense, because after painting it Melissa took it to an appraiser and discovered it is over 150 years old and valued between $1000-$30,000!!! Seriously, where is this dumpster?

She also snagged this dresser for their new master bedroom for only $35! I LOVE the transformation, the hardware, the color, actually everything about it!

Shannon shared her very first transformation with us, and I can hardly believe she isn't an old pro! She picked up this dresser to transform for the nursery of baby (due any minute!!!), but it required a large amount of stripping. Now that it is all complete, painted in Behr' Cherry Tart, I think you can see it was well worth it!

Kathleen's sister brought her this fantastic old dresser ( fabulous sister you've got there Kathleen!) to see if she could revive it. With a little paint, some beautiful new hardware and a little hardwork Kathleen succeeded and it looks like a completely new dresser.

I think we have all seen similar tables to these ones that my buddy Jess scored recently. But I know that I really don't have any idea what to do with 2 of them, so I instantly fell in love with how Jess has decided to place them in her dreamy bedroom! A stroke of genius, and totally unexpected.

These 2 art deco transformations come from the lovely Lenore (and fellow Canadian whoot!). She found them stashed in a barn filled with goodies and made them completely dreamy! And I like the looks of that old, beat up beadboard!!


Pudel-design said...

I love the new projects yo ve show here!
Lovely greetings!:)

Holly Kennedy said...

Love checking out the latest Fresh Coat Friday each week. You are amazing & so are your readers!

Megan said...

Love all of those furniture makeovers! Especially the dressers, I have a soft spot for those and the hardware to dress them up!

Lisa said...

Some great projects on here. Isn't it amazing what a little paint and elbow grease can do!

Julie said...

Love all these redos. Especially the red dresser in be nursery. Adorable!

Lolly Jane said...

Love your cute site-- and header!!
Thanks for hosting :)

Samantha said...

I love fresh coat fridays! Such great ideas! I added my table redo to the list!

- Brittany said...

Thanks for hosting Holly, and love those furniture makeovers you showed!


Anonymous said...

I'm in awe with every single on of your furniture make-overs. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your refinishing projects with us. I'm so happy to have found your inspirational site.

simpledaisy said...

Love them all!!! Great transformations:)

Shannon said...

Thanks for showing me off Holly! Love all these, especially the stencil work on the 1st one, impressive!

Nathan Walker said...

these are awesome!! thanks for the shout-out holly :)

Dignified Rubbish said...

Wow you have some really great projects this week!

Happy Friday,
Karen (aka Mrs. Rubbish)

MandeeFoFandee said...

those legs on Melissa's 150 year old chair are to DIE for! swoon!

erin said...

Wow! I'm loving Nathan's dresser. What a splash of style! Any chance he has a blog with a tutorial? Do you know if he made the stencil?

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing the great projects this week!! I got to link up- yea!

bee blessed

Andrea said...

Thanks for hosting again this week! I love seeing all the before and afters!

moondiva said...

As I visited each person that a warning from my virus protection SW not to access 2.
Sorry I don't remember the name Do something. Just FyI. Really enjoyed everything...they just get better and better. Deborah

susan said so said...

So many GREAT projects!

I have to ask - did the paint job diminish the value of the appraised chair?


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