Customizing Store-Bought Furniture


If you remember my 5+1 post (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t) from last week, I included Bargains and Buyouts (again), and shared this little beauty that I scored for the low, low price of $70.

I did some ottoman shuffling, and put the new addition in the family room.

I had thought about painting it gold, and after seeing some dings on the frame, I decided to do something about it.

So, I got to work.  Originally, I started taping it off, planning to cover it in plastic before painting: 

But then I discovered how easy it was to just unscrew it from the frame.  Much better.

Propped up the frame on my handy dandy paint pyramids, and I’m ready to go.

These things are so handy and so smart – I use them for cabinet painting all the time, but they’re great for projects like this too.

I picked up some Rustoleum Universal Metallic paint in Pure Gold.  Love this stuff – by far, my favorite paint for metallics, and this color is spectacular.

A couple of coats later, and I’m done!

Much better, don’t you think?  

Who says it needs to stop at furniture?  Look at these customized store-bought drapes at SAS Interiors.

Source: SAS Interiors

I’ve seen a lot of IKEA Billy Bookcase customizations out there, but look at this amazing library wall from Bliss at Home.  Are you even kidding me right now?  Stunning.

Source: Bliss at Home

Or this super-functional built-in cubby system courtesy of IKEA Hackers.

Source: IKEA Hackers


  • Reply
    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    September 18, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I love the gold on your new ottoman, it looks so great with the blue fabric! What a score that was for $70! I wish I could go to that store with you – maybe it's a good thing I am not close by, that could be trouble!

  • Reply
    September 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Love the gold on the ottoman!

  • Reply
    marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    September 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Love it, the gold is perfect.

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