Farmhouse dresser gets a modern makeover with just a few easy steps [Video]

  • October 3, 2023

Come along for the ride as we give this farmhouse dresser a whole new life using a few DIY tips and tricks.

Video Transcript

– Hey, people. And welcome to Yahoo “In the Know Furniture Flip.” I’m your host Brie and I’m going to teach you how to transform your furniture and turn it into something new. Let’s get to it.

I got this dresser from All for Up. I paid around $30 for it. It has a very farmhouse style. And I’m going to turn it into something a little bit more modern. I’m going to go a little bit bold. I’m picking a very bright and vibrant color with some really dramatic handles.

So the tools and supplies I’m going to be using for this dresser is the sander. I’ll be using this very bright pink color. I’ll be adding these extra long knob. To apply the paint, I’ll be using my roller, my paint brush to get into any corners that the roller can’t reach. And the first step I’ll be doing is cleaning.

The next thing I’m going to be doing is a scuff sand. I want to make sure that the paint sticks to the dresser. So I’ll be scuff sanding the entire piece. And the main purpose of that is to get rid of all the shininess, all the glossiness that’s on the dresser now. I’m going to be using a 150 grit at the speed six.


So, I’m done scuff sanding the entire piece. All the glossiness is gone. So now I’m going to wipe off all the extra sanding dust. And we are going to start painting. Paint that I’m using has a built in primer. So I don’t have to worry about priming. And this color is a really

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Why buy new? Flipped furniture saves money, environment

  • September 26, 2023

Lisa Arnold is a transformer.

The Richland resident takes pieces of furniture that are outdated and brings them back to life.

“I am passionate about this,” said Arnold, owner of Fabulously Flipped. “I put my heart and soul into every piece to make it look beautiful again.”

She began by refurbishing some of her own furniture in 2018 and selling it at a local upcycle shop in Richland called Modern Yesterdays.

By the summer of 2022, Arnold began searching for additional pieces to flip. Her business began to grow to — she started refurbishing bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets and bedroom sets. She has recycled buffets, coffee tables, nightstands, desks and even old record players.

“A person might have a family heirloom they want to preserve, something special to them, and it just might need updated,” Arnold said. “They want to keep it, but feel like it needs a new color because they are changing the décor of their home. I can help them.”

One of the benefits is that clients don’t have to invest in purchasing new, she said.

According to Architectural Digest, a GlobalData survey said 54% of shoppers feel that buying secondhand furniture pieces is better for the environment.

Additionally, refurbished furniture adds a character that one isn’t going to find at budget or mass-produced furniture stores.

The cost of her service varies based on size, intricacy and technique — the paint and finishing process. Pricing for a six-drawer dresser starts at $200.

She typically works on quality wood pieces.

“I can save you money,” Arnold said. “A lot of times people get new countertops and floors and backsplashes for their kitchens. I can redo the cabinets for a fraction of the cost (of new ones).”

When she is doing a project such as refacing kitchen

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Kmart fan totally transforms bathroom with renovation hack

  • April 3, 2023

Aussie DIY fanatics are turning to Kmart to give their run-down homes the budget renovation of their dreams, and the results are jaw-dropping. The retailer delighted home reno fans when they launched their value home renovation range earlier this year, with many DIYers coming up with brilliant kmart-shopper-transforms-outdoor-table-with-26-product-230047555.html” data-ylk=”slk:hacks and quick fixes;cpos:2;pos:1;elm:context_link;itc:0;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;” class=”link yahoo-link”hacks and quick fixes.

Shoppers have been showing off their beautifully updated spaces, sharing transformations of everything from bathrooms to laundries. “Kmart white chalk paint on our mirror, and black chalk paint to re-vamp the vase and tissue box,” one person shared. “Hanging pots Kmart too.”

Before and after photos of a renovated bathroom using Kmart products

It’s amazing what a quick paint and a few Kmart items can do to uplift a space. Photo: Facebook

They also painted the bench top and added new taps and handles, modernising their rundown bathroom for “under $250”.

Other crafty shoppers loved the results too. “Wow! Huge difference well done,” one person said. “Absolutely gorgeous,” raved another.


Designer results on a budget

Meanwhile, another woman shared how she transformed her laundry on a budget using the range’s popular adhesive tiles, door handles and lighting. “Kmart wall tiles and floor tiles used to renovate my very old laundry,” she wrote. “Shoe storage was used as a cupboard with black containers which fit perfectly on the shelves.”

Before and after photos of a renovated <a href=laundry space” src=”–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MA–/”/

From barely there to boujie on a budget, these before and after pictures left Kmart fans wowed. Photo: Facebook

Before and after photos of renovated laundry

Kmart’s home reno range helped elevate this beat up laundry into a stylish and functional space without the price tag. Photo: Facebook

Using the $15 Vinyl Floor Tiles in Marble, the $25 Self Adhesive 3D Tiles in Scales, an $85 bamboo shoe cabinet and a few $5 black containers, the entire laundry room was brought back to life for

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