Furniture Re-do’s

Hey babes!
Ever since I moved into my apartment, I’ve been dying to take on some furniture DIYs. There are so many ways to turn plain furniture into gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces. 
For instance, lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people take Ikea furniture and turn it into something amazing. 
Some examples?
This white Ikea dresser gets a chic update with {O’verlays}, an easy way to add patterns to plain furniture:
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And this one blows my mind. Take an {ikea vittsjo shelf} and turn it into a gorgeous gold masterpiece with a little spray paint.
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I also love the idea of taking the {hemnes bookshelf} and adding wallpaper to the back wall. How chic is this?
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Sometimes my favorite pieces of furniture are the pieces that were once old… and made into new. Take a look at this ancient wooden dresser that’s transformed with a fresh coat of peacock blue paint:

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Simply gorgeous, right?
You can bet that I’ll be scouring the local thrift shops this weekend for some furniture in need of a good makeover!
What are your plans for the weekend?
Love, Cait

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24 Comments

  1. love the dresser

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  2. These are so great!!! We are building our first house and I've been frantically pinning ideas for a home office. Love these looks!

    xo, Jenna

    http://jennacody.blogspot.com/

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  3. love love love. omg love.

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  4. I have a metal end table in my living room that I rescued from the curb, sanded it, and spray painted it. My bf bought me a glass top and its PERFECT now! A coat of paint can do wonders…and save you lots of money!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, great pictures! All of those pieces turned out great, and very glam~

    =)

    Brooke

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  6. The bookshelfs are my favorite! Can't wait to see what you do.

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  7. all the ikea transformations are stunning, especially since i have some of the boring pieces in my own home! — my best friend kelly does a ton of furniture revamping http://www.helloboudreau.blogspot.com — totally inspiring!

    good luck!

    xoxo

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  8. I love your sense of style.

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  9. I loved using the Overlays, I cannot wait to see what you do. I have a white ikea desk and I sprayed the legs gold. I have been meaning to post it, but I haven't yet. I need to!

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  10. I love your finds. There is an entire website for Ikea re-dos. I know that in early summer I will be making an ikea trip so I will just have to wait until then to make my apartment perfect.

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  11. Wow, gorgeous transformations! That vittsjo shelf looks so beautiful!

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  12. Such talent. Love it. That dresser in the first picture went from boring to wow!!

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  13. These are absolutely perfect! Definitely my inspiration when I begin to design my own apartment πŸ™‚

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  14. This is one of those things I am realllllly looking forward to in a new place! I cant wait to see what you find and what you do with it! Do you follow Kelly @ HelloBoudreau? She is amazing at this!

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  15. I love those shelves with wallpaper!

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  16. When we move I was planning on doing the wallpaper to the back of a bookshelf. Love that look and how easy it is.

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  17. After finishing my dresser and night stand re-do I think I may be obsessed with re-doing furniture!! Someone may have to stop me from doing a ton more!!

    11.19.12Reply
  18. Love these ideas- especially the bookshelf with the wallpaper on the back wall- so fun! I'll have to remember them for next year in my apartment!

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  19. I love what you did to your furniture! It is such an inspiration for re-doing old or even new furniture. I am in the process of moving to a new city and I am so lost in figuring out what I want to do for my house! But I loved all your pieces, they look too cute!

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  20. such great inspiration! i bought the ikea hemnes bookshelves – love the wallpaper idea!!
    xox

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  21. This is gorgeous. I love these inspirations. Where do you find this stuff?

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  22. You have an eye for designs. Do you have some design ideas on office furniture too? If so, you might want to share some DIY project as well. Thanks

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  23. I've been dying to re-do a Vittsjo shelving system in gold, like you showed!

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing your honest reviews! Some of those items I didn't even know were from Ikea! I just wish there was one closer to me!! I know I'd be there more often! Have a wonderful weekend! cuddly home…

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