Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Furniture makeover

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Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful week. I am delighted to see many new faces in my friends list and thanks a lot for showing your interest. For the past 2-3 days I really had a lot of fun repainting an old furniture.


This ugly piece of furniture lies in our balcony and was used to store old shoes, newspapers, etc. Long time back I had an idea to repaint it but when I told my husband he said that I don't have to spend my energy and money on it coz he was anyway going to throw it out. Now, that is not at all acceptable, not without at least trying to do something about it, but then I wasn't that interested, so I just left it alone.


Suddenly once again after seeing so many makeovers in the net I decided to give it a try. My kid got so excited and he even suggested some bizarre colours but half his excitement drained out when I picked up this off-white colour. I was planning to bring this furniture inside the house and I didn't want it to look outlandish.


There were many holes and gaps, but I didn't do anything about them. I can manage to become a painter but not a carpenter. Apart from fighting with me for the bigger paint brush that I had, my son too helped me. After completing the basic painting part I thought it would be more interesting if I painted some picture on it. You know, I simply love these saltbox house pictures and so I decided to paint a house and write a beautiful quote. 


Painting was easy though I was not able to draw straight lines, but writing was difficult. I wrote once. It looked bad, so I repainted on it. Waited for it to dry and wrote again. This time it came out okay but the letters were too small. I didn't want to paint over it again and wait for it to dry, so I left it as such.



I thoroughly enjoyed painting the picture and I couldn't just stop with one. I thought I would do two more small picture at the sides. So I drew this mushroom on one side at the top and a saltbox house at the other. Then my son wanted me to draw for him a barn with a tomato plant growing nearby. I agreed to draw the barn but not the tomato plant.

 One thing led to another and finally I ended up with many cute pictures painted on it.

I wanted to paint more but I was afraid that I might overdo it, so I stopped.


I really love the way it looks now. It's adorable. Don't you agree?

35 comments:

  1. Oh Pradeepa its absolutely adorable!What a transformation!!!
    I have a half done painting (oil on canvas) that is very very similar to the one you have here, home is made of brick and walls, with the same verse too, and another half done home sweet home stitchery that 's somewhere there .... need to go find it now :)
    You are sooo talented girl :)

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  2. Oh thats so lovely! you are really talented and created a beutiful peace of artwork!
    JenMuna

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  3. beautifully turned out! You have breathed new life into this cabinet

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  4. I think it looks fantastic! You are very talented. x

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  5. Ahhh ! thats wonderful makeshift.. Its awesome. Liked the idea of the small pictures you painted, especially the one of mushroom.

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  6. Great job ! Specially love the message...
    Hug
    Anna

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  7. Es una excelente transformación!!
    Yo tengo una duda.
    Tú debes lijar muy bien antes de pintar?

    Cariños

    Lorena

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  8. I totally agree! It's fabulous!! :)

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  9. It came out so nice - you did a great job on it. :)

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  10. Precioso¡¡¡¡ El cambio ha sido espectacular. Que manos tienes para hacer cosas¡¡¡¡ Yo también he restaurado cosas, pero no tan grandes como su mueble.
    Un saludo.

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  11. Absolutely brilliant job!!!I love all the cute pics you have painted on it. What a transformation!!

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  12. Oh my ghosh!!! this s superb...what a lovely conversion...the pretty arts!!! wonderful dear

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  13. Pradeepa, this really looks wonderful...I love it. great transformation.

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  14. This is fantabulous! now, I want to paint every available surface in my home. ;-) love your paintings.. they make the case cheerful and gives it a homely look.. I really admire your talents..

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  15. Love, love, love, love, love -- did I say LOVE the way this turned out? Wow! That is a very sweet makeover indeed. Your drawings are perfect. It looks nothing like it did in its previous life. I bet your husband is glad he didn't get rid of it. Great work! Happy day to you! Tammy :)

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  16. Really Adorable... Great job u have done...

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  17. love tht before n after pic! you did a great job!

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  18. Beautiful. My family always thinks I am crazy for taking old furniture that I find on the street so that I can paint it and turn it into something creative. I love projects like this. Soon I will post mine, I have a few that I did that are done. Just haven't posted yet.

    Warmest Regards,
    Annamaria

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  19. its perfect! absolutely perfect!!

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  20. wow! wonderful blog Pradeepa. Awesome refurbishing work. So cute and nice. Hats off to you and your little son. I am also planning to paint some furniture but i have no knowledge about it. could you please help me? :-)

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  21. Very, very nice. I like it.:-) Stina

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  22. Fantastic work Pradeepa. Do you know that I too have been influenced to do up old furniture(we can buy some for dirt cheap in old flea markets), but the husband is dead against it...:(
    Love your drawings. They are perfect..)

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  23. this is absolutley fabulous!!.... I love it sooo so much:))... great job:))....
    hugs from croatia:))...
    M

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  24. I'm your newest follower. I also joined the linky party at Creative Bloggers & saw you on there. If you'd like to follow me, I'd really appreciate it! I have a new blog called Loveofhomes.blogspot.com.

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  25. This turned out so sweet! Following You!
    Francine

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  26. O my! This is so cute! It is nice to see furniture being redone that isn't same old thing. I love the little mushrooms! So cute!

    Wendy

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  27. you really transformed that! Love seeing a redo that's "different"!! (in a good way!!) Would love for you to share this post over at Trash To Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner! Thanks!! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/trash-to-treasure-tuesday-link-party-2.html

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  28. Hi Pradeepa! Nice job on the makeover! So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  29. Hi Pradeepa, what a great job you did on the cupboard. It looks so nice and bright now. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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