Furniture Makeover Book Review, Project, & Giveaway!

24 Jul

If you haven’t heard of the new book Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair. You are missing out!! This is a great resource for DIY tips and techniques on restoring, updating, painting, and fixing furniture!

Here’s Barnes & Nobles Overview:

Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You’ll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.


I don’t know about you but I LOVE before and after pictures, especially ones with tips on how they did the makeover, and a story behind the piece. This book is not lacking this at all! Barb goes into great detail about how she made these pieces new that are easy to follow and wonderfully informative. My favorite part of each of these projects? She has a materials list! You’ll know exactly what you need before you even start the project!

Thanks to this book giving me some serious inspiration, I decided to do a makeover pieces myself!
We’ve had this corner cabinet in our family longer than I can remember and it’s been passed down to me! I love the idea and the functionality of it but in it’s current location – it sticks out like a sore thumb!


I’ll be posting the makeover results of this beauty on Sunday! I hope you are ready to be WOW’d! While you are waiting – check out this Awesome Giveaway provided by Chronicle Books &

Furniture Makeovers

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Today I’m doing a giveaway for a SIGNED copy of Furniture Makeover’s and a fun Knack Tote! One lucky winner will be receiving these goodies in the mail in no time! Want a chance at being a winner? Comment below letting us know what piece of furniture of your own that you’d love to update along with an email address to reach you at!

Don’t feel like waiting? Purchase a book here:  AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound, or Chronicle Books

Check out the rest of the Blog Tour here:

Monday, July 15 – A Beautiful Mess

Tuesday, July 16 – The City Sage and Cranny + Me

Wednesday, July 17 – Urban Comfort

Thursday, July 18 – Indie Craft Parade and Door Sixteen

Friday, July 19 – Simply Grove

Monday, July 22 – Poppytalk

Tuesday, July 23 – The Curated House and Ambrosia Creative

Wednesday, July 24 – The Bedlam of Beefy and The Underestimated Mom

Thursday, July 25 – Decorology

Friday, July 26 – Bloesem 

The contest winner will be contacted via email Wednesday, July 31st!


15 Responses to “Furniture Makeover Book Review, Project, & Giveaway!”

  1. jodiwoody July 24, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    I would love to update a huge oak desk that was given to us by a friend when we were first married (almost 30 years ago). It is showing it’s age.

  2. Mary Ann July 24, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Jenn, have fun with your next make-over…..the nightstands you did are so nice, and to think they are 30 years old……you’d never know!!

  3. opesopinions July 24, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Looks like fun projects! Enjoy!

  4. Kristin Jones July 24, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    I inherited a piece from the previous owners of our home and I am hoping that some clean up and new knobs could bring it back to life!

  5. Hannah Ackroyd July 24, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    I have a chest of drawers that came to me from my Nanna’s house when she passed away a year ago that I am desperate to hold on to because of their sentimental value but they don’t go in my room! I need some inspiration!

  6. fashionforlunch July 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    I live in a rented flat so I own only furniture I have inherited. I would love to transform a wood chest which my tv sits on. I see it all the time and I would love to see it looking beautiful rather than plain!

  7. fashionforlunch July 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Oh and I’m

  8. Natalie Evans July 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    I have an old hutch that my husband and I inherited when his grandmother passed away. It’s us beautiful but needs to be restored due to years of use.

  9. Debbie w July 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    I have 2 rescued kitchen chairs that need some help. I sure could use a little inspiration!

  10. Heather S July 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    My dresser could use a major overhaul!

  11. Shelly K. July 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    My daughters’ dresser is sad, sad, sad…

  12. Leslie W July 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    I have an old buffet that’s dying for me to read your book!

  13. Beth July 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    I have an outdated coffee table and end table that needs help!

  14. Gemma Mills / Chamberlain (MyMillsBaby) July 29, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    I love this! It looks perfect. I have an antique chest of drawers that really needs a shabby chic makeover @MyMillsBaby


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