Blog Posts - Furbishing



Makeover of a 80`s something rolled top desk

I love furniture, no doubt about that. But I do have a special crush on hutches and secretary desks. Actually anything that can unfold itself to me, open up and show the inside. There is just something to it.....This is an 80`s (possibly even 70...
by Frugal Furbishing on Jun 13, 2016

Empire Dresser Makeover in Milk Paint

I couldn't be any happier with this makeover! I scored this empire dresser for $30 believe it or not! The veneer is cracking and peeling in places but that didn't scare me. I always let a piece sit in my home unfinished for a little wh...
by Camelot Art Creations on Feb 14, 2016

Mid century vanity desk

Hello everyone!It has been a while, I will admit. But I have been working on some things for our house.We got a new dining table (free!) and so I have been putting my self AND my husband at work so that it would be finished and ready by the holidays...
by Frugal Furbishing on Nov 18, 2015

French vintage dresser

Happy friday everyone!I`m still riding on my own little cloud after making a great sale yesterday!A couple of weeks ago I decided I would take this furniture-painting to a whole other level, and opened a Facebook page dedicatet to the furnitures I fi...
by Frugal Furbishing on Sep 4, 2015

Green Sofa Table Makover

 I have become obsessed with Facebook classified groups! It's basically people posting stuff for sale in group pages. I'll admit though, I buy more than I sell....shhhh don't tell my husband.I picked up this antique sofa table for a steal!  ...
by Camelot Art Creations on Sep 2, 2015

Drop-leaf table with grainsack stripes

I want to say that one can never ever get enough tables. Just like one can not get enough chairs. But then I would be lying. Because when one does not have enough space for all those tables and chairs,then one might have a problem. Like I did.... or...
by Frugal Furbishing on Jun 16, 2015

Upcycled Drawer to Shadow Box

 It's a little hard for me toss solid wood items! My boy's were ready for a room makeover and it was time to toss their desk. I tried selling it for a small price and nothing. Before tossing it I saw a new life in the drawers! &nb...
by Camelot Art Creations on Jun 9, 2015

Some times you just need simplicity

I have lost count over how many times I have refurbished our hallway, or changed the furniture in there. And that is only within a year. Infact, our hallway is just like any other room in the house, it is a room we have to use  to get to our kit...
by Frugal Furbishing on Apr 13, 2015

New Years resolution; do pilates and a dining room make-over

Hello everyone!Wow, its been over a month since my last post! I`ll just tell it like it is, I have been in a rut, blogging-wise, But I did make some changes to our home, I just didnt document it so very well.So here comes a little update.Ever since w...
by Frugal Furbishing on Jan 28, 2015

Little wood table in gray suit; MMS`s Shutter Grey and Trophy Grey

Its no secret, I love grey. For me, grey is one of the prettiest colors there is. It has so many lovely shades, can be paired up with a lot of other colors, and gived me just the right mix of cottage and shabby chic.I`ve had this little wood table st...
by Frugal Furbishing on Dec 4, 2014

Vintage media stand with sliding doors. Once again with the chalk paint!

This is an old project. In fact, it was #2 in my refurbishing carrier. I was very intrigued by the sliding doors on this one. And the drawers were just lovely. Unfortunately, the top had a big stain that looked like something fluid had extr...
by Frugal Furbishing on Nov 24, 2014

And there it is, in all it`s glory!

A couple weeks ago, this came in to my life. And things started to happen. My brain started filling up with crazy ideas (just ask my husband), I took my husband to our local wood retailer, with the single purpose of buying firewood. But suddenly, he...
by Frugal Furbishing on Nov 10, 2014

How to be accurate when you drill new wholes for your drawer pullers. Every time!

Well, this old thing keeps popping up. You might remember that when I bought it, one puller was missing, and they were`nt really much to look at to begin with, So I decided to remove all of them, plaster up the holes and make new, once I had found th...
by Frugal Furbishing on Oct 30, 2014

The mysterious antique sideboard

Good things happen to good people, or at least I like to think so.When I was asked if I wanted to to take this piece out of a friends hands, I allmost cryed a little.I was so excited I didnt know wich foot to stand on!These are the pictures she sent...
by Frugal Furbishing on Oct 23, 2014

The brown, old cabinet gets a makeover with home made chalkpaint

Tilbake i sommer kjøpte jeg denne brune, gamle skap online. Jeg hadde prøvd å finne noe som dette for en stund, og jeg var allerede ganske satt på bying en. Men selv om det er en ganske vanlig møbel her i Skandinavia, de bare syntes å gli ut av...
by Frugal Furbishing on Oct 23, 2014

Antique secretary make-over with homemade chalkpaint

In my very first post, I showed you this old, worn out secretary desk I bought.I actually dont know what time-period it originates from, but I would guess some time around the 1950`s. It had a very dark sort of laminated color. I think the...
by Frugal Furbishing on Sep 23, 2014

Vintage Buffet Makeover {Pottery Barn Inspired}

I am completely smitten with this makeover! We have had this buffet for some time now waiting to be made over.   My husband had had enough of it taking up room in "his" garage and brought it inside. I'm glad he did because it...
by Camelot Art Creations on Feb 18, 2014

Refinished Dining Room Set

I have finally finished the dining room set! I have a couple more of the cain chairs that came with it to refinish though...good enough for now:) I still need to paint that back wall.I bought those two claw foot chairs at a thrift store a while...
by Camelot Art Creations on Jul 26, 2012

Interior Door Turned Decorative Shelf { DIY }

When I pulled this door out of the dumpster I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it but I knew I would use it! Ikea shelf brackets and a pallet plank.The UGLY BEFORE:don't mind the mess please.I primed and painted the door in grey.Th...
by Camelot Art Creations on May 18, 2012

More Projects

The table is done...well I still have to wax the base. I used my Free Quart of Clark & Kensington Paint from Ace Hardware in Bone White. I was planning on distressing it, but after seeing it finished I really like the "clean" looking base wi...
by Camelot Art Creations on May 14, 2012


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