One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to browse old thrift stores and antique shops for great furniture bargains. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of getting a set of chairs or a table for $2.00 and completely revamping it, turning it into a unique piece of art that no one will believe started as a hunk of junk.
But for all of us, there comes a time when you’re just stumped on ideas. No matter how long you stare at that wooden dresser, those high back dining room chairs, or that end table you just can’t live without, you’re mind is blank when it comes to thinking of ways to make that furniture better. Not to mention you don’t have the time or the money to devote to an afternoon of What Not to Wear: Furniture Edition. Thankfully, there’s Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 Step by Step Ways to Makeover Your Home for Next to Nothing. This book is a plethora of ideas for how to turn your favorite thrift store finds into artistic and stunning home decor pieces that look like a million bucks, but cost pennies to complete. And best of all, it can be yours…FREE!
Filled with tons of projects covering everything from aging and distressing, to crackle painting and decoupage, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations–the latest giveaway from FaveCrafts.com–takes the daunting fear out of revamping old furniture and provides step by step instructions on how to achieve several different painting techniques.
I particularly found the chapter on hand painting very useful. Author Annie Sloan has lots of great ideas on how to add a unique hand painted touch to your furniture. For example, her cow parsley chest project uses a match to create a unique and beautiful cow parsley design on the front of a set of drawers. Brilliant!
If you’re a crafty minded person who loves to breathe new life into old worn out things, be sure to sign up to win Quick and Easy Paint Transformations! You have until May 8th to sign up, and you can register to win once every day…so the more you enter, the greater your chances of winning this awesome DIY go-to guide!