Frugal Furbishing Blog Posts

  • A dreamy, vintage vanity desk
    on Aug 29, 2016
    Hi everyone! Summer is over, kids are back to school (In Norway, kids have been going to school for two weeks allready) and I am back to work. We had a lovely summer vacation, and two warm, delightfull weeks in Greece. But it is good to be back. I ca...
  • Makeover of a 80`s something rolled top desk
    on Jun 13, 2016 in furbishing gallery milkpaint vintage
    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...
  • An old, vintage dresser in Miss Mustard Seed milkpaintT H I S is why I love what I do! And why I strive to know all there is to know about milkpaint. I think it is amazing how you can take a really old piece of furniture, paint it, and still have it looking old. From the info that I got from the previou...
  • A planked top dining table
    on Apr 12, 2016 in dining room diy Farmhouse
    The words rustic, wood, vintage and farmhouse just makes my heart melt. Its like words taken out of a story from the House on the Prairie. If I could wrap our rental house in driftwood I wood. I mean, would!Our diningroom is small. Amd in constant ch...
  • A vintage inspired dining room rolling cart
    on Feb 1, 2016
    Phuuu.... that was a long sentence, but it describes my new piece of furniture so well!(I left out the swearing and cursing that occured while putting it together...)I had my heart set on making a vintage looking cart/shelving for our dining room aft...
  • Teak secretaire transformationHello everyone!Last few weeks have been busy, busy, busy!But I have had the time to paint a few pieces. One of them wich I`ll show you today.A local office was announcing that they were getting rid of alot of old furniture. All of it dating back to a...
  • Mid century vanity deskHello 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...
  • F is for French. And Fabulous!
    on Sep 28, 2015
    I might just have overdone my self with this one! I kid you not!This looker caught my eye on a sales page a few days ago, and I showed the picture to my husband, saying: "Hun, wouldnt this be a great makeover?? Its fabulous! ". But it was to expenciv...
  • Dining room makeover
    on Sep 24, 2015
    We all love makeover, am I right? I know I do! Oh, the feeling one gets when looking at Pinterest for makeovers on calming bedrooms, relaxing bathrooms and farmhouse kitchens. Ow well.... One can always dream.....We have lived in our old rental house...
  • Vintage wooden dresser in MMS`s Iron StoneHello everyone!Today I want to show a dresser that I bought a few months ago. I have been playing with the thougt of painting it time after time, but havent quite been able to make up my mind. But that was until now!I just threw my seld into it, and...
  • French vintage dresserHappy 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...
  • Mellow Yellow cooffetable
    on Sep 1, 2015 in for sale furniture thrifting
    Hi again!This time I want to show you this cool little table I got from a friend. It is an original teak table, but the finish was quite bad and beatened up. So I did what I do best. I painted it! I had a small bag of MMS Yellow laying around. I had...
  • Old, wooden chair
    on Aug 20, 2015
    A few weeks ago I picked up a vintage closet. I immediately knew this was ment to stand in our kids room. Only thing was, we could`nt get it up the stairs! Believe me, we tried! So, we had to call on our neigbour to help us lift it up on the veranda.
  • DIY House Bed
    on Aug 13, 2015 in diy
    Pinterest is a crazy thing you guys! I actually blame ALL of my crazy outsprings on Pinterest! I`m sure my husband does as well...I have been looking at these DIY housebeds for a while now, and really wanted to make one for my 4 yeear old. Something...
  • Drop-leaf table with grainsack stripesI 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...
  • Dining room essentials; a vintage cupboard in new paint
    on Jun 1, 2015 in cabinet diy Farmhouse milkpaint mmsmp
    Dont you just LOVE free stuff? Especially free furniture? I do! Unfortunately, that rarely happens.But this time I scored big time! I found this in an ad. A young man was helping his grandmother getting rid of some stuff, and this amazing cabinet was...
  • Rustic wooden farmhouse sign DIY
    on May 12, 2015 in cottage diy Farmhouse rustic Wooden sign
    Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great week? This upcoming sunday is Norways national day,  May 17th. I wrote about it on my other blog here and here a couple of years ago, if your interested:)Now, heres what I have been up t...
  • For the love of Milk PaintHow excited is it possible to get when a bag of milkpaint drops in your mailbox??Pretty excited, I`ll have you know! If it wasnt for me driving the car down to the mailbox (we came from the grocery store. Its not like I take the car just to get the m...
  • Some times you just need simplicityI 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...
  • Slip cover in progress
    on Mar 23, 2015
    Happy monday everyone!It might look as spring has arrived, or at very least it is on its way!Did anyone get a good look at the solar eclipse last week?? Here in my town it was to cloudy and gray to see anything else than the light fading...Anyway....
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