Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Updating the Outdated

Do you ever feel out of date?  No doubt if you have teenagers the answer is a resounding YES!  Oh, it might be the clothing that you are sure you just bought a year or two ago (when in reality it was 10+) or the music that you actually know the words to or the phrases and slang that you try to use to be hip, only to be told that NO ONE says that anymore.

Well, besides what you wear or listen to or say, you may have out of date furniture in your life.  But, never fear, unlike your Hammer pants or BIG hair this kind of out of date is fixable.

update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

Here are a few things I was able to update with a little paint and wood.  Click on links to see the details.

update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html


and after.
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

A wall shelf before,
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

and much better after. 
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
Oh I wish I had a before picture of this--it was hunter green with ivy stenciled on it! Paint and wood added to the back freshen it up.
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
was made new with a faux verdigris paint treatment
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
with paint and beadboard and new hardware.
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
Replace smoked glass with colorful wood to make old tables new.
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

So while there may be no help to update your taste in music or hairstyles, try to breathe new life into outdated furniture pieces by seeing what it can be!


13 comments:

  1. I love all of the updates. I see heart pieces all the time!

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    1. Thanks Carlene--it is always rewarding to save something!

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  2. Wonderful indeed! Could I ask what colour you used on that hutch? I love it.

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    1. Lucy, I wish I knew, sorry! It was a few years ago.

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  3. Great post:) like the way you covered the heart, always trying to think of a good way to cover those:)
    Love it all, color of hutch IS perfect

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  4. Great updates! I really like how you made the heart cut out disappear.

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    1. Thanks, covering the heart is key to updating old country pieces.

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  5. I really like the ones with more than one color! I've never gotten into painting but I know it would be addictive! Nice updates to all of these!

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  6. That bench transformation is really ugly duckling to beautiful swan. Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning to my BENCH LOVE Pinterest board!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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