Not every rescued piece of furniture needs to be painted to bring it back to life. Sometimes, it just takes a whole lot of elbow grease to restore the natural beauty of the wood. Like these pieces of fab furniture, starting with this dresser by Jennie featured over at design*sponge. She started with this…
And transformed it into this..
Well, OK, it’s partly painted – but don’t the mahogany drawers look amazing framed by the grey paint?
Here’s another design*sponge find by Matt (partly painted too). He took this old dresser…
And created this amazing piece – aren’t the herringbone drawers and leather pulls genius?!
Some lucky people find awesome vintage card catalogues, like this one that Susan at Maple and Magnolia found on Kijiji:
She sanded it all down…
And now she has this beauty:
And here’s an interesting spin on a vintage card catalogue – summerswann at Craftster transformed this $7 find:
…into a coffee table!
I don’t know about you, but I’m on the hunt for a vintage card catalogue now!
If you have a piece of furniture that you’ve built, repaired, refinished, repurposed, reinvented, or otherwise done something fabulous to, send me some pictures and the story behind it, and I’ll feature it in a future Fab Furniture Friday post.