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We can't wait to share this next furniture makeover with you! If you've followed us for any length of time you know that we are big proponents of altering furniture when it makes sense. We're firm believers that just because a piece for furniture starts out as something doesn't mean it has to stay in its original state. If it's not functional, if it looks outdated or doesn't fit your decor, ALTER it! You can easily update your furniture by painting it, adding legs, taking off doors, adding design elements or simply just re-thinking it's purpose. Today, we're going to share some examples of DIY painted furniture refinished with all of these in mind!

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This post & giveaway was sponsored by Country Chic Paint. But, if it weren't I would still share these fabulous furniture makeovers using their products! This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our full disclosure policy.


PLUS, we're also kicking off our Country Chic Paint GIVEAWAY! One of our lucky readers will win a Country Chic Paint Goody Bag valued at over $250! What is in this goody bag? Paint, glaze, wax, metallic cream, crackle medium, texture powder and more! The goody bag will be shipped to your home for FREE. Then, the decision gets tough. Do you keep it all to yourself or separate your winnings and give them away as gifts? You choose! When you decide to create, we hope that you will tag Country Chic Paint with the hashtag #countrychicpaint on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and show off your creative projects! (Additional details can be found at the bottom of this post.)


We affectionally call the following furniture makeover The Mackenzie Console. We found this two piece hutch at an estate sale for a great price. This piece was solid and heavy and it came with some amazing details. But that original cream colored finish was bleh! This piece was definitly a great candidate for paint!


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Rather then paint the pieces and then put them back together, we opted to turn the base of the hutch into a stand alone media console. It lacked height so we made the decision to add legs to the base.


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To prepare the bottom for legs, we removed the damaged base trim and sanded it smooth.


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Then, we measured and cut a board to size and attached it with wood gluebrad nails and a nail gun. We took measurements for the legs, pre-drilled holes and then screwed them in.



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This quick and simple way gives your piece of furniture some height AND a high end custom look. The prep work is finished and is ready for some PAINT! We painted this buffet/media console in Country Chic Paint's Nocturnal (one of their Fall/ Winter 2016 limited edition paint colors) then dry brushed some Vanilla Frosting and Pocket Watch metallic cream over the detailed high points to give it a little aged European flair.

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Isn't the Nocturnal paint color gorgeous? It is a beautiful rich dark grey hue with green mossy undertones. It's only available for a limited time. If you miss the ordering window you can order this color under their custom color option.


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Adding Legs To Furniture

Here's another example of a painted piece of furniture that received some legs. Visit our Donovan Console project to learn more about how we took a hutch and turned it into two pieces of furniture.



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Adding Design Elements to Furniture

Read about this painted bench makeover where we used Country Chic Paint in Liquorice and attached some fun designer fabric.


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Removing Furniture Doors 

This refinished dresser and these painted nightstands were drastically opened up and given a new look just by removing the doors. 


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Learn more by looking at these additional repurposed furniture tutorials from Thirty Eighth Street


Do YOU have a DIY project waiting in the wings or have an itch to paint an old piece of furniture? Then, enter to win our $250 valued Goody Bag from Country Chic Paint! The contest is open from starts on 11/7 and ends 11/14. Pick and choose your favorite ways to enter! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 15th. 



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Illustration is just an example of you what you'll receive. Actual products & colors may vary. 


**UPDATE: Congratulations, Cindy Aiton... you are the winner of our Country Chic Paint GIVEAWAY!**


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Best of Luck!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street




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88 comments

  1. Love the painted furniture ideas!

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  2. Never tried but Midnight Sky looks neat!

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  3. I LOVED using the Midnight Sky and Harmony on a piece I did together with the silver bullet metallic cream! Fingers crossed for the giveaway as 15th November is my birthday!!!! :)

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    1. Happy Birthday month Evija!! I've never paired Midnight Sky together with Bullet Metallic Cream. Gorgeous!

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  4. Your pieces are always stunning but that piece in pea coat is amazing!!

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    1. Ah, thank you Jessica! I keep saying I have a favorite... but I really really loved Peacoat!

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  5. Man on man your pieces are ALWAYS stunning! I love how you recreate them!!

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    1. I'm so glad that you're in my corner! You always say the nicest things, Natalie! Thank you!

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  6. So pretty! I want to try either a gray or a blue!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cassandra! They have some really pretty paint colors on that side of the paint wheel. :)

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  7. I would love to try these products! I would probably choose a dark blue!

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  8. I'm pretty new to painting and diy projects so I'm excited for this giveaway

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    1. Gabriela, be sure to check out Country Chic Paint's Youtube channel. They have some fabulous tutorials!

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  9. I definitely like the nocturnal paint color. I like the darker colors, I think they really make a statement! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. You're welcome, Kenia! Nocturnal sucked me in as well! ;)

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  10. Entering!! Thank you..and i want to try all the colors

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  11. Stunning!!!! Oh my goodness. I love Nightfall and Luna. In all my painting years I have never used a chalk paint. What? Now is the time.

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    1. Thanks so much you, Karen! I hope you get a chance to try it- it's life changing! :)

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  12. Beautiful! I haven't used Country Chic paints yet but would love to give them a try.

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    1. First, I love your name. ;) Second. You'll love it!

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    1. Country Chic Paint's Nocturnal paint color is one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by Pam!

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  14. Have heard of Country Chic paints but never tried them! I absolutely love the midnight Sky & Nocturnal colors! Love the pieces you've done!

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    1. Oh Sherry, I hope you get a chance to try it! It's a wonderful paint line!

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  15. Love the colour! I've been looking for a console similiar to this, I'll need to check out some estate sales.

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    1. Sending you lots of luck your way... I hope you find some good treasures on your hunt!

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  16. I think I might like to try the midnight sky.

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    1. Such a great choice! I love that color, Trisha!

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  17. I would love to try Elegance, Cheesecake, Vanilla Frosting, and Lazy Linen.

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    1. All of those are beautiful neutral colors. You really can't go wrong!

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  18. i am really into navy bue and gold right now. i love the makeover

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  19. Love the grey color! I have never highlighted with any metallic but would love to try it. There's a piece hanging in the wings that would love her some metallic highlights ;)

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    1. Metallic cream is really easy to apply! You can watch us apply it to some hardware here: http://www.thirtyeighthstreet.com/2016/05/bling-bling-country-chic-metallic-cream.html A little bit goes a long way. I bet it would look fantastic on those wings!

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  20. I have so many pieces I would like to paint! Most difficult part would be deciding what color!

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Kori! Sometimes it takes me just as long to choose a color as it does to paint a piece! Country Chic Paint has so many lovely colors to choose from!

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  21. Gorgeous furniture pieces... and those legs are so cool! Great job painting!

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  22. I love how everything turned out! I like the nightfall color.

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  23. I would love to paint my old sewing chair in the Nightfall color.

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  24. Love the fall winter collection, Wanderess is a great blue green and I'm really dying to try out the texture additive! What a great birthday surprise it would be to win, Tomorrow's the day! Keeping fingers crossed.. LOL

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    1. Brenda- Happy Birthday, tomorrow! I hope you have a really fun day! I agree... CCP fall/winter colors are pretty special!

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    1. It's an amazing prize package! Best of luck to you..

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  26. This is gorgeous!!!!!! And a giveaway to boot! Double score!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Jennifer! Cross those fingers and your toes!

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  27. This is gorgeous! I am in love with all of your projects!! And super excited about the giveaway!

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  28. I haven't tried Country Chic paints yet but I would love to try the qll in one paint and the antiquing dust. Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  29. Beautiful pieces! I love to redo furniture too, but I have never tried Country Chic paints. The midnight blue is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Midnight blue is one of my favorites too!

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  30. As usual that turned out beautiful, a much better color now, swoon!

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  31. The Nocturnal is a lovely color. I love how you brought out the detail on the console. Great job.

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    1. Thanks so much, Debra! I fell in love with Nocturnal as soon as I opened the jar. :)

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  32. I have never tried them before. I would love to use them on a sofa table project I am working on.

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    1. Oh that's sounds fun! Best of luck to you, Summer!

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  34. I entered $250 Country Chic Paint Product GIVEAWAY. I have never tried these products, but am still searching for my favorite, go to paint. I would love to try Dark Roast, Rocky Mountain, Liquorice, Cheesecake, Vanilla Frosting, Chocolate Tart, Midnight Sky, Bliss....I really love almost all of them!

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    1. Once you try Country Chic Paint, I think you'll be hooked! Best of luck to you!

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  35. Thanks for the offer - I'd love to try the blue.

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  36. So many gorgeous colors, but I'm a huge blue and green fan so I'd probably go with Wanderess, Rustic Charm or Nightfall!

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  37. I can not believe I missed this by hours!!

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  38. Gorgeous furniture makeovers and yes, that peacoat IS lovely :)

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  39. Beautiful! I LOVE the nocturnal shade.

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  40. I want this for my front room! Thanks for sharing it with us. We will be featuring this post in our host favorites section on this weeks Funtastic Friday! http://www.lifebetweenthekitchenandthecoop.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Debra.. so glad you liked it!

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  41. I love the color with that painting and those vases! Where are those all from (the painting and vases?)

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    1. Aren't those great!? I got those from Home Goods back in March.

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  42. Adding the feet made a huge difference in each of these pieces. I've added them to a piece before, I love the height and custom feel it gives to a piece. Turning the hutch into a console was brilliant, I love the shape of the piece and the paint treatment! Just gorgeous.

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    1. I think adding feet is such an inexpensive way to create a custom look. I love the added height too! Thanks, Nikki!

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  43. I love the Picture. Could I see it in more detail?
    Thanks from Spain

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