Amazing Furniture Makeovers: Easy DIY Projects to Transform Thrifted Finds into Beautiful Custom Pieces (Paperback)
Upcycle Your Secondhand Bargains into Stunning Statement Pieces
Full of inspiring ideas for seasoned refurbishers and the know-how to get anyone started, Amazing Furniture Makeovers helps you give your antique pieces new life without losing any of their vintage charm. Jen Crider, founder of Girl in the Garage, breaks down everything you need to know about furniture makeovers—from basic chair reupholstery to remaking coffee tables into benches. There won’t be an article of furniture you can’t make more beautiful, functional, and personal.
This book makes it easy to transform whatever old or wobbly furniture you have into something better than new. Each chapter walks you through unique projects to illustrate Jen’s straightforward approach to furniture styling and repair, and these techniques can be used on a variety of pieces. Learn to decoupage a bookcase with maps for a classy look. Transfer original images onto large-scale furniture for a style all your own. Dress up an end table with a distressed paint job to add farmhouse flair to any room. Every new technique will give you the confidence you need to get remarkable results on your first makeover—and every makeover after.
About the Author
Jen Crider is the founder of Girl in the Garage. Her work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s Day, Country Living, and This Old House. She lives in Valparaiso, Indiana.
“Jen is a true furniture artist with a great eye for a clever design fix. Easy to follow step-by-steps accompany each stunning makeover. Your only difficulty will be in deciding which technique to try first!”
—Annie Sloan, creator of Chalk Paint® and bestselling author
“Jen doesn’t just give a piece of furniture a fresh coat of paint, but elevates it with her imagination and attention to detail.”
—Marian Parsons, owner of missmustardseed.com and author of Inspired You and The Home Design Doodle Book
“Stumbling across an amazing old piece of secondhand furniture that’s full of potential always makes my heart go pitter-patter, and this collection of ideas (from painting and adding hardware to completely transforming these old pieces) feels just as fun to stumble upon! Color me inspired!”
—Sherry Petersik, home blogger at younghouselove.com and author of Lovable Livable Home
"I highly recommend this book if you are looking for inventive ways to transform your furniture into one-of-a-kind pieces that will make your home truly your own."
—KariAnne Wood, owner of Thistlewood Farms and author of The DIY Home Planner and The DIY Style Finder
"Jen’s book, Amazing Furniture Makeovers, is truly that…amazing! I’ve been refinishing furniture for 25 years and I’m astounded at these furniture makeovers that Jen has created and how easy it is for anyone to do. This book is a must buy!"
—Jamie Lundstrom, owner of So Much Better with Age and author of French Vintage Decor