fab furniture (before & after).

This page shows all of my fab furniture transformations.  Click on the name of the piece to follow the link to the before and after details.

viv’s dresser.

viv’s nightstand.

the summer villa dresser.


the top heavy cabinet.


the open ’til dusk dresser.


the bunker hill blue dresser.


the farmers market bookcase.


the most wonderful chair.


the linen press dresser.


the raw wood experiment.


the parlor table.


the chateau dresser.


the potting bench.


the leafy green garden chair.


the re-purposed guest bed.


the scandi end tables.


the rusty garden furniture.


the bed bench.


the dry sink.


the back alley buy dresser.


the fine print dresser.


the botanical cupboard.


the do-over with a twist dresser.


the “not from the 70’s” washstand.


the splitsville nightstands.


the fritz kohnen armoire.


the barrister bookcase.


the primitive dresser.


a tiny dresser.

the inspired by Patina Farm cupboard.

the spooky nightstand.

the spooky chair.

the kroger stool.

the farmers market headboard sign.

the farm fresh shelf.

the sailing co chair.

the iowa estate sale desk.

the soldier blue dresser.


the star of the show dresser.

the traded dresser.


the farm fresh honey washstand.

the laundry co dresser.

a garden rocker.

a sweet, petite desk.

the fresh cut flowers stool.

a mid-mod nightstand.

the spring flowers cupboard.

the road kill cupboard.

the coral dresser.


a ReStored bed.

twin bed 2 collage

the st. paul hotel bed.


the ReStored armoire.


3/4 bed bench.

fresh honey chair.

primitive cupboard.

the sofa table.

cupboard door signs.

always believe doll cradle.

step ladder.

bed bench makeover.

the flying nun washstand.

the palmetto mid-mod dresser.

the herbier cabinet.

a french-ish bed.

back to the drawing board dresser.

a heartless hope chest.

pair of vintage folding chairs.

the rebel yellow rocker.

the refreshed step stool.

a classic mid-mod blonde.

a pair of folding chairs.

a pair of library chairs.

the faux family heirloom.

the flower collector secretary.

the spring flowers bed.

the parisian bookcase.

the french country bench.

the silk purse dresser.

the beast.

cottage white dresser.

a pair of balloon back chairs.

the birds and bees bench.

ironing board signs.

french folding chairs.


the flower power dresser.

a trio of holiday chairs.

the toy cupboard.

the firehouse captains chair.

the cabinet of curiosities.

the horseman washstand.

the church sale desk.

chair no 18.

the midas touch credenza.

the cobalt blue mid-mod.

a sweet serpentine secretary desk.

another mid mod piece.

my farmhouse table.

the six legged table.

the uber chippy chair.

another millennial pink mid-mod.

the nautical desk.

the romantic prairie style washstand.

a pair of motel chairs.

the french peony bed.

the breakfast and lunch foot stool.

the botanical cupboard.

the seeds washstand.

the out on the farm washstand.

the bare leg dresser.

the fresh flowers table.

the matchy-matchy set.

the trading up dresser.

the laundry co dresser.

the broken flower washstand.

into the woods table.

the industrial mechanics tables.

the pleasure parties vanity.

the lovely ledger dresser.

my baby grand.

the mariner’s chair.

the tiny cupboard.

a Swedish trunk.

a colorful desk.

some sweet farmhouse chairs.

a chair with a heart.

the aviary chair.

dreaming of spring bench.


a simple makeover.

the autumn washstand.

the rustic teal dresser.

the french ceramics linen press.

the black bench.

the never ending bedtime story bed.

the simply beautiful hutch.

the buffet from a galaxy far, far away.

the imperial garden dresser.

a sweet floral nightstand.

Park Bench mid mod no. 5 (or is it 6?).

the free dresser.

the french bench.

another millennial pink mid-mod.

the permanized duo.

the midnight blues dresser.

the black bed.

the think pink dresser.

an alligator-ed bookcase.

the no-longer-built-in bookcase.

an adorable desk.

the Farmers Market island.

the garden beds.

the modernized traditional.

the fairy tale dresser.

the bunker hill blue buffet.

the patina dresser.

another green mcm piece.

the millennial pink dresser.

the indigo desk.

the spring fling dresser.

the Saturday morning coffee table.

the vintage ironing board laundry sign.

the oops, I did it again dresser.

the milk paint magic desk.

the piano stool.

the sea glass dressing table.

the mcm credenza.

the pickle chair.

the boutique de vin dresser.

a pair of french chairs.

it’s not mint mcm dresser.

the salvaged mcm dresser.

the blanchisserie dresser.

the windsors.

the desk.

the mirrored dresser do-over.

the s.f.o. table.

the cottage dresser.

thrift store library chairs.

the young at heart dresser.

the chippy washstand.

the faux tiger.


the nightstands.

the coffee bar.

the hutch that took forever.

the handmade hutch.

the gothic dresser.

the jenny lind bed.

the sunbleached coffey dresser.

the day and night bookcase.

the midnight blue dresser.

the autumn catalogue dresser.

the societe dresser.

apron strings chair.

union jack with a side of mustard.

madame’s dresser.

the foot board shelf.

les industries d’amateurs cupboard.

our bed.

the cane back bench.

revamped nightstands.

the seed & horticulture dresser.

the bayberry dresser.

the grain sack washstand.

the bedford linen press.

a garden stool.

the norwegian blue stool.

a french provincial dresser.

a chippy table.

the gatineau table.

the Swedish spoon carved cupboard.

the catalogue dresser.

the headboard shelf.

the foot board sign.

the blue alligator dresser.

the cosco stool.

rescued from the 80’s washstand.

the specimens de la decoration cupboard.

the queenstown gray buffet.

the small desk.

the painter’s chair.


black & white dresser.


the reluctant seller’s dresser.


the buttermilk cream dresser.


the chippy farmhouse cupboard.

the mini’s.

the milk paint chalkboard.

the bedford dresser.


coal black table.



a pair of union jack tables.


industrial meets farmhouse.


midnight blue buffet.


french wheat hutch.


the baked goods table.

green-tablethe brook chair.




mid mod mint.


the french laundry dresser.


a french desk.


another tiny cupboard.

tiny cupboard and crafting supplies

cheater, cheater chair and Parisian table.

chair angle

the pirate desk.

pirate desk close up

all out girly dressing table.

pink vanity angle

the belgian bed bench.

belgian bench angle

the dragonfly dresser.

dragonfly 1

the old pickup desk.

desk painted in Little Billy Goat's Old Pickup

the peacock dresser.

peacock close up

red, white and blue chairs.

rwb angle

momma’s fridge dresser.

momma's fridge 1

a spoon carved dresser.

spoon carved title

dining set.

dining al fresco

a jumble of chairs.

chairs after 1

iced tea tables.

tea tables after

pink is the new neutral dresser.

little piggy dresser 3

the people have spoken folding chairs.

his & hers close up

little piggy chair.

little piggy 2

chippy french table.

french table stencil

copy cat washstand.

wash stand 4

grain sack foot stool.

stool stencil

little speckled frog dresser.

little speckled frog dresser

prizewinner dresser no. 2

prizewinner 3

the french chair.

french chair 3

mid-mod dresser.

mid mod title

inglenook sideboard.

Inglenook sideboard

a teeny tiny chair.

chair numbers 2

springtime yellow dresser.

springtime yellow 3

too cool for school desks.

bts pair

a chippy dresser.

chippy dresser 3

french provincial end table.

fp 5

the potting shed dresser.

potting shed dresser 4

the lake superior credenza.

lake superior blue credenza

the linen press.

ashwell linen press

the battle scar dresser.

battle scars

a squarely modern chair.

squarely mod chair title

jardin de fleurs desk.

jardin de fleurs desk

faux card catalogue.

faux card catalogue


sit 2

the charmer.

the charmer title

how chippy is too chippy?

chippy farmhouse dresser

a trio of chairs.

feeling blue title

the book page dresser.

book page dresser collage


kitchen scale dresser

kitchen scale 1

chippy mini dresser

mini dresser full

the prize winner

prize winner title

the pottery barn wanna be

pb wanna be

farmhouse dresser no. 5

fixed farmhouse 1

the greyson

greyson blog title

momma’s fridge dresser

momma's fridge title

the possum belly table.

possum belly title

the barrel chair.

barrel chair pillow

the gold chair.

gold chair close up

the pinocchio hutch.

pin after

farmhouse table.

drop leaf table 1

a waterfall coiffeuse.

coco coiffeuse

eat, drink and be merry bar cart.

vintage bar cart

seriously studious desk.

seriously studious desk

knock off nightstand.

knock off nightstand no 2

Kristine’s dresser.

kristine's dresser

marble topped dresser.

marble topped dresser

dark and stormy dresser.

grey dresser title

mellow yellow desk.

buttermilk desk title 2

my hutch.

hutch 1

almond and ironstone.

ironstone and almond title

the dining chairs.

chair collage

french dresser.

french dresser

french nightstand.

french nightstand

coco dresser.

coco dresser with mirror

the hydrangea cupboard.

farmhouse hydrangea cupboard title

1902 bed.

blaine bed 1

french farmhouse dresser.

french farmhouse corner

pretty in pink wallpapered dresser.

pink wallpapered dresser

the Nokomis bed.

Nokomis bed 1

in a pickle farmhouse table.

In a Pickle farmhouse table

farmhouse style washstand.

washstand title

the vintage blues dresser.

blue dresser corner

the world in black and white.

black and white title

cooking with wine.

wine quote

the garden bed.

Bed painted with Annie Sloan Duck Egg

perfectly sweet armoire.

perfectly sweet armoire painted in MMS milk paint.

bohemian rhapsody desk.

Desk painted in MMS Flow Blue.

MCM bureau.

MCM ash title

cottage stripes.

cottage stripes title

so much fun.

little cabinet 1

damask dresser.

Stenciled dresser painted in MMS milk paint in Schloss

upcycled radio cabinet.

Radio cabinet painted in Annie Sloan Duck Egg

vanilla mint vanity.

vanity title

french enamel dresser.

french enamel dresser 2

the folding chairs with a permanent look.


Luckett’s green table.

green table in Lucketts

big blue.

big blue title

the lily pond dresser.

lily pond title

the union jack school desk.

vintage school desk with union jack design

a pair of chairs.

chair pair completed

tropical kitchen island.

kitchen island

pretty white hutch.

front porch hutch

pale washstand.

washstand ad

hotel saint-michel dresser.

Dresser painted in MMS milk paint in Trophy

whistling dixie.

MCM nightstand painted in Fusion's Laurentien

trash to treasure dresser.

trash to treasure dresser

family and friends buffet.

tiger oak buffet painted in milk paint

sail the seven seas dresser.

Dresser painted in MMS Artissimo milk paint

the Paris bed.

Bed painted white.

C’est magnifique dresser.

french dresser title

Chippy farmhouse cupboard.

chippy farmhouse cabinet 2

Vintage vanity .

vintage vanity painted in MMS milk paint

One, two, buckle my shoe dresser.

pale yellow and white dresser


Wintergreen dresser.

wintergreen title

The Humpty Dumpty dresser.

hd title

Silver linings dresser.

dresser painted with MMS milk paint in Typewriter

Spooktacular dresser.

waterfall full pic

1902 dressing table.

1902 vanity title

Kitchen Scale chest of drawers.

Small dresser painted in MMSMP Kitchen Scale

Boxwood farm table.

boxwood farmhouse table

Vintage moxie.

MCM before and after

It had to be yellow.

Dresser painted in MMS milk paint Mustard Seed Yellow.

PARIS linen press dresser.

Dresser with Paris stencil

Aubusson cupboard.

Aubusson cupboard

Stenciled dresser.

stenciled dresser

I’m addicted to vintage wallpaper.

vintage wallpaper title

That old black magic.

black magic title

Jazzy guest bed.

jazz up

Kitchen Scale dresser.

kitchen scale title

Mystery cabinet.

mystery cabinet full

Travel the world desk.

travel desk title

Mid-century meets vintage nightstand.

Provence nightstand

Upcycled wine cabinet.

upcycled wine cabinet

Color blocked mid-century dresser.

color blocked title

French linen sideboard.

french linen sideboard after

Summer sunshine dresser.

summer sunshine after

Seeing red dresser.

cathy's freebie final

Farm fresh table.

minty chair and table

Crackled linen dresser.

crackled linen dresser

Minty fresh vanity.
minty fresh vanity

Vintage wallpaper lined cupboard.

studio cabinet inside full

Mid-century madness credenza.

mid century madness 1

The blonde bombshell.

blonde bombshell 2

Wallpapered linen press dresser.

wallpaper 1

The patriot.


Le petit gateau.

le petit gateau full

The Coco vanity.

Coco vanity 1

The boxwood save.

boxwood save 2

The re-styled sideboard.

restyled sideboard

The apothicaire desk. apothicaire desk 2

The vintage dresser. vintage dresser

The dried lavender desk.curbside desk 1

The sunny side table.sunny side table 1

The duck egg dresser.duck egg 3

Chateau marmont.

chateau marmont 1

Here comes the sun.

sunny yellow 2

mind the gap.

mind the gap 1

Junk Bonanza check out stand.

check it out 1

chippy garden chair.

garden chair 3

sweet writing desk.

writing desk

petite paris dresser.

Paris dresser 7

rue henri petite buffet.

rue henri 2

sweet dreams dresser.sweet dreams dresser

the Hudson.Hudson 1

french cane back chair.IMG_7749champ de lavande hutch.IMG_7603

Robin’s egg blue dresser

robins egg blue 3

1890’s dresser.1890's dresser in artissimo

il est beau dresser

black collage

Kitchen Scale buffet no. 3

Kitchen Scale buffet no. 3

Vintage buffet

MMS Kitchen Scale buffet


Kitchen Scale buffet no. 1

kitchen scale buffet no 1

Jonas Schroeder hutch

The Jonas hutch.
The Jonas hutch.

1863 hutch.

1863 hutch.
1863 hutch.

Cokato vanity.

the Cokato vanity.
the Cokato vanity.

Jonas dresser no. 2.

Jonas dresser no. 2
Jonas dresser no. 2

Primitive dresser.

primitive dresser.
primitive dresser.

MMS Tricycle dresser.

MMS tricycle dresser.
MMS tricycle dresser.

Boxwood dresser.

MMS boxwood dresser.
MMS boxwood dresser.

The three amigos.

the 3 amigos.
the 3 amigos.

Sweet Dreams bed.

sweet dreams my child.
sweet dreams my child.

French buffet.

French buffet.
French buffet.

Aqua MCM bed.

aqua midcentury bed.
aqua mid century bed.

Turquoise MCM credenza.

turquoise midcentury credenza.
turquoise mid century credenza.

Grain Sack dresser.

MMS grain sack dresser.
MMS grain sack dresser.

Union Jack dresser no. 3.

union jack dresser no. 3
union jack dresser no. 3

Wine bar.

wine bar.
wine bar.

One mean ombre dresser.

one mean ombre.
one mean ombre.

Grey striped dresser.

grey striped dresser.
grey striped dresser.

Princess bed.

princess bed.
princess bed.

Striped dresser no. 1.

striped dresser no. 1
striped dresser no. 1

Rue LaFayette dresser.

Rue Lafayette dresser.
Rue Lafayette dresser.

French Poem desk no. 2.

French poem desk no. 2
French poem desk no. 2

Striped desk.

the striped desk.
the striped desk.

French poem dresser no. 1.

French poem dresser no. 1
French poem dresser no. 1

Pair of aqua chairs.

pair of aqua chairs.
pair of aqua chairs.

The Hannigan.

the Hannigan.
the Hannigan.

Pear green striped dresser.

pear green striped dresser.
pear green striped dresser.

HMS Artissimo dresser.

HMS Artissimo dresser.
HMS Artissimo dresser.

37 thoughts on “fab furniture (before & after).

  1. You are amazing! there are lotsa folks painting furniture out there not everyone
    Is blessed with your eye and technique bravo!


    1. Well, I purchased it to display small stuff at my sale, so hadn’t really thought of selling it. It’s pretty garage grungy. What were you thinking of doing with it?


  2. Hi! I bought the white chest with the Paris stencil on it at Junk Fest- I LOVE it! Goes so beautifully in my space. I was wondering if you could be on the lookout for a piece for me- I’m looking for a console table about 48inches long and 12inches deep and about 40 inches high. I would love a lightly distressed red paint. I’m not picky huh:) My email is anniemariemolseed@hotmail.com. Thanks!!


    1. Hi Annie! Thanks so much again for buying that piece. Did it work in your bathroom? I’ll certainly keep my eyes peeled for a console table, but it’s probably a long shot that I will find something that meets your specifications 😉 You never know though! And Miss Mustard Seed paint has a fantastic red. I’ll keep you in mind. I generally show all of the pieces on my blog, so if you ever see something that you want, just leave a comment on the blog!


  3. Yes it works perfectly and I love it so much. I know I have very specific dimensions, but I thought I would put the feelers out there, even if you found something close. Enjoyed meeting you and your fine work. Take care!


  4. Please tell me the color and brand of paint you used on the Sunny side table, I LOVE the color and would like to use it on a few pieces of furniture that I have. Your furniture is to die for. God Bless and please continue to share with us.
    Love your work


  5. Please tell me the color and brand of paint that you used on your Sunny side table, I just LOVE IT and want to use it on a few piece of furniture that I have. Your work is just to die for. God Bless and please continue to share with use.


    1. Thanks Debbie!

      I have a post about painting the table here. I wish it was an easier answer, but this is actually a custom mix of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Mustard Seed Yellow and Linen. I didn’t take specific measurements, just added some of each and ended up with this lovely sunny yellow.


  6. Thank you for getting back to me , I will have to try a mix myself and see what I come up with. But I do love your work.


  7. Hello,

    It looks to be as the boxwood save dresser green with white drawer fronts has not been sold. I am new to your site and wondering how we would set up to purchase a piece from you. Please let me know at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you


  8. Just love so many of your pieces! My top pick is Summer Sunshine! I LOVE yellow furniture and the details of that piece are just lovely. I am finally in my first home and I would love to snatch up some of your handiwork when my budget allows. Great work, Q!


    1. Well, you know where to find me when you are ready for some furniture. I have a lovely yellow dresser available now as a matter of fact, you can see it here. Keep me in mind! Thanks for your comment Angie!


  9. This was a hard choice to pick my favorite piece since I own 4 of these pieces and purchased 5, one was a gift:). And there are many pieces that I didn’t buy that I love but hands down my favorite piece is the French Linen Sideboard. The pictures truly don’t do this piece the admiration it deserves but from the moment I saw her, I knew I had to have her and every time I walk by her I smile because she’s perfect (not sure why I assigned “her” a female gender, maybe because she’s so pretty). That’s my 2014 favorite fab furniture piece! Linda (and Mike) are amazing, thank you for making my house prettier. Can’t wait for the next purchase! P.S. I’m looking for a hutch, actually two hutches:)


    1. Nikkii! I was so hoping you would vote! I have to laugh, as I was going through and picking my own favorites I kept thinking “oh, that one went to Nikkii, oh, that one did too …” Too funny. Good pick with the French Linen Sideboard. It was beautiful. It got pinned a lot on pinterest. As for the hutch, you and me both sister. I am looking for a hutch for my studio and having no luck at all on craigslist. At least I have been unable to find any that are affordable (in my book, which is fairly cheap, I’ll admit). I’ve also been searching for more sideboard/buffet pieces and not having a lot of luck. Hopefully some will come along soon though. Take care Nikkii, Happy New Year!


  10. I can’t wait to visit the Hastings store and your next sale! Just found your blog and I live so close there is no excuse not to see your work! Love, love, love…..


    1. Hope you can stop by Hastings this Sunday! The date of the next Carriage House sale is up in the air at the moment, but once it is scheduled I’ll share plenty of info about it here on the blog. We’ve been doing 2 a year for the last couple of years, but I’m thinking of going back to just one per year. But meanwhile, swing by either Eye Candy REfind in Hastings, or Reclaiming Beautiful in Stillwater to see some of my pieces!


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