Home Decor

Home Decor
DIY & Home Decor Ideas

Best Furniture Paint

Best Furniture Paint
Favorite Furniture Paint

BEST Furniture Makeovers

BEST Furniture Makeovers
Popular Furniture Makeovers

About 38th Street

Thirty Eighth Street is a DIY blog that offers painted furniture before and after makeovers, refurbishing furniture tutorials and painting techniques for refinishing furniture so that YOU can look like a rock star and create your own home decor for less!

Hello, new friends! Welcome, we are so glad that you are here!

Most people don't have a lot of money to spend on new furniture. So we're passionate about helping YOU get the look that you want for your home without having to spend a fortune to get it!

Here you will find lots of furniture tutorials & painting furniture ideas to help YOU refinish and repurpose your old furniture and transform them into beautiful show-stopping pieces!

Your friends will be dazzled by your stunning refinished furniture and they'll be shocked to hear how inexpensive it was to refinish them!

That is... if you decide to share your secret! ;)
painting furniture, painted furniture, furniture makeovers, before and after furniture, diy furniture, chalk paint

During your visit with us, we hope you'll see the potential in your old and outdated furniture and that you'll be inspired to update your furniture and give it a new life! 

Here's how we can help YOU!...


CLICK HERE  to grab your FREE Furniture Painting Guidebook!

furniture painting, furniture paint, painting furniture, painted furniture, painted furniture tutorials, how to paint furniture

If you're brand new to painting furniture we've put together this valuable 9-page FREE Furniture Painting Guidebook to help you get started!


  • The BEST places to find inexpensive used furniture
  • What to look for when you're shopping for second hand furniture
  • How to properly prep your furniture for painting
  • How To Paint Your Furniture
  • How To Protect Your Paint Finish
  • The BEST way to distress furniture
  • Glazing furniture
  • Our very favorite furniture painting brands & supplies we recommend!

PLUS you'll get access to some of our advanced furniture painting techniques!


Where can I find furniture makeovers and tutorials?

Here are a few tips to help you navigate around Thirty Eighth Street and make the most of your time!

Discover our furniture makeovers easily by clicking on "Project Alley" in our drop-down menu. 

There you'll find a variety of fun furniture projects categorized by furniture type. (i.e. dressers, china cabinets, etc.)

CLICK HERE to see our complete library of furniture tutorials demonstrating both beginner and advanced painting techniques and DIY furniture refinishing tips!

painting furniture, chalk painted furniture, diy furniture, furniture tutorials, refinishing furniture, furniture makeovers, before and after furniture

Or grab your favorite snack and drink and plunk down to see our Most Popular Furniture Makeovers to date! 

If you can't find what you're looking for try our "Search" box on the right-hand sidebar or feel free to email us at carrie@thirtyeighthstreet.com with your questions. 

Still with us!? ... Yay! This is the spot where we get informal real fast! :)


 #1. Thirty Eighth Street is a partnership. My sweet husband does the hard stuff. I do the fun furniture stuff + dinner + laundry + cleaning + ...

 #2. I first discovered a love for a paint at the age of seventeen. My parents left me in charge of my siblings while they went away for the weekend. 

Most teenagers may have thrown a party? I gave my parent's bathroom cabinets a makeover...

 #3. I don't enjoy shopping for clothes. I painstakingly grab things off the rack, bring them home, try them on and then when I have time, cart the losers back to the store to be returned. 

I don't switch my purses out by season and flip-flops are a standard staple. If you catch me out of my comfy painting attire well, then it's a good day. 

Of course, there's always an exception to the rule... I'm always up for furniture shopping!

#4. I have a horrible memory. But, that has a perk because I can watch a movie over and over again each time like it's the first. I love lists! 

I often write down simple "To Do's" that I can get done quickly just so I can cross them off... it makes me feel so accomplished. ;)

#5. Bring on the Beef Stroganoff, Smores & P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps. But not altogether. I don't do perfume, fake eyelashes or lipstick. 

However, I love pedis. My favorite part of the day is at the end... when I get to snuggle with my boys and read bedtime stories in silly animated voices.


We appreciate you stopping by and invite you to stay connected to Thirty Eighth Street via Facebook, Twitter InstagramPinterest

Take Care!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get information on our newest furniture makeover and extra furniture painting tutorials, tips & tricks!

Carrie is the author and owner of Thirty Eighth Street. Carrie's work has been featured at HGTV, Redbook, The Huffington Post, HomeTalk, Annie Sloan, General Finishes and published in BH&G Magazine. Carrie has been a judge for The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest and is a regular contributor for Country Chic Paint and Pure & Original Paint. 

refinish furniture, diy furniture, furniture tutorials, chalk painted furniture, furniture makeovers, before and after furniture, painting furniture