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Restoration Hardware Inspired Dresser Tutorial

I'm not willing to pay several hundreds or even a $1000 for a piece of furniture. Unless it's a sofa or a mattress... I don't skimp on those. ;) But, just because I'm not willing to spend a lot of money on furniture doesn't mean I don't want the look of high end furniture in my home! What if you could have both!? Today, I'm going to show you an easy tutorial for a DIY Restoration Hardware finish that will leave your family and friends guessing whether or not your piece is DIY or the real deal...

I received product from Country Chic Paint to complete this makeover, however my opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy. 

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In a few simple steps you can re-create a budget friendly Restoration Hardware look alike using a wonderful product from Country Chic Paint called Metallic Accent Cream.

Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. Painted Green Dresser

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Hi Friends! Today, I'm sharing a quick dresser makeover in one of my very favorite colors... Tavern Green from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. It's such a fun and playful color. And isn't this dresser twice as cute now that they are paired with these white flower knobs!?

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The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest™ Class It Up Featuring D. Lawless Hardware

This post is sponsored by D. Lawless Hardware. However, the opinions and thoughts expressed within this post our 100% my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

Welcome to the August 2016 edition of The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ where DIY bloggers flip furniture and compete for grand prizes each and every month. It's inspiring to see the furniture makeovers our contestants come up and we are beyond thrilled to have D. Lawless Hardware sponsor the #fabflippincontest for a second time!

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Last year we modernized this sad and tossed out dresser with Copper Colossus Dee Pulls from D. Lawless Hardware.  If you missed it, head on over and read all about our Jefferson Cabinet Makeover.

The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. & Farmhouse Fun

This post is sponsored by The Old Fahioned Milk Paint Co. However, the opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own.

It's time to introduce a new theme for our Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™! We can't wait to see what our 40+ furniture flipping contestants will come up with! I'm a sucker for a great farmhouse piece and who better to pair farmhouse furniture with then The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. This amazing paint gives furniture a wonderful authentic old look without a lot of effort. It's easy to mix and apply. It dries quickly and it's environmentally safe. If you missed it, you can read about our Marissa Dresser Makeover refinished in OFMP in Pitch Black.

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A brand new contest starts today! 
If you're interested in joining the #fabflippincontest in the future keep reading!

25 Incredible Patriotic Furniture Makeovers Celebrating The Red, White & Blue!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the REASON behind this holiday, getting together with friends and family, the smell of bbq and the ultimate highlight of the day... sitting next to my tribe and watching those amazing fireworks go off! In celebration of this remarkable holiday,  I have 25 INCREDIBLE DIY Patriotic Furniture Makeovers to share with you! 

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These artists and talented DIY-ers have crafted some pretty amazing furniture transformations celebrating all things red, white & blue! I am absolutely certain that you're going to want to hop on over to get the skinny on these makeovers. If you choose to share or pin, please do so from the original source. 

DIY Painted Picture Frames

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Good morning, Friends! What in the world do you do with all of your old and outdated picture frames? Donate them? You could! What if I showed you the possibility of re-vamping them so that they'll fit your space and color scheme? Here's a quick and easy before of some old frames that I had lying around. Whatcha got at your house? Do you have any that match mine? ;)

A Few Of My Favorite #FABFLIPPINCONTEST Entries

It's hard to believe that The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ began just one short year ago! It has been an absolute honor to be involved with this furniture makeover contest each and every month. Throughout this past year, I have been inspired. I have met some very dear friends and have rubbed shoulders with some very talented individuals who know their craft!

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Here are a few of my favorite entries from our March, April and May themed contests. Be sure to follow these amazing talented furniture flippers and DIY enthusiasts! They offer tutorials, inspiration and lots of wonderful before and afters! I encourage you to pin and share these gorgeous furniture flips and have linked their submission photos to their original blog post. Please take the time to pin and share from their own blogs. :)

Saltwash™ Coastal Inspiration Furniture Makeover

Summer is here and if you're like me you'll agree that there's nothing better then spending some time at a pool, lake or beach to relax and unwind, read a book or enjoy making memories with friends and family. Someday, I would love to have a lake house or beach front property. It's on my bucket list! ;) Until then I have a close runner up...  but I have to warn you... we're hugging the line of borderline obsession. In this post we are talking about how easy it is to create DIY coastal weathered furniture and decor using Saltwash™.  

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Coastal and beach decor using Saltwash. Beach weathered worn look created using salt wash.
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Oh the FUN I am having! In a nutshell, Saltwash™ is a simple and easy to use paint additive that helps you create a unique textured look that mimicks a weathered and worn "I've been out in the sun vibe!"  Saltwash™ is a colorless powder that can be added to ANY type of paint or brand. Once you add it to your paint and stir, it should thicken to the consistency of cake frosting. This becomes your base coat application.