Furniture Makeovers

Furniture Makeovers 1Hi friends! Today we're teaming up with Chronicle Books to share our favorite projects from the new book Furniture Makeovers. It's an adorable book full of thrifty ideas for restyling furniture and decor. Here's what we made:Furniture Makeovers 2We love the "Milk Men" project and thought it would be fun to do with gold and bronze paints! 

Furniture Makeovers 3Krylon makes our favorite gold and copper spray paints. We used a soda bottle, a few jars and a few liquor bottles to create our containers.Furniture Makeovers 4Furniture Makeovers 5I'm so obsessed with the outcome. Emma and I both wanted to swipe these for our homes! This project is simple and would be perfect for pretty much any party. It's also a great way to reuse containers that might otherwise be wasted. 🙂Furniture Makeovers 6Furniture Makeovers 6Furniture Makeovers 6Here are a couple of other pieces that we loved. The Calvina coffee table is SO fun. I love that color wheel design… would be perfect for so many different furniture pieces! Be sure to check out Furniture Makeovers for more fun ideas and inspiration, and you can follow their blog tour here to get a few more teasers from the book! 

So fun, right? Have you read any good books lately? xo. Elsie + Emma too

  • Awesome coffee table!!! The book looks amazing, I’m putting it on my wish list!

  • instead of using the bottle as a vase I use it to keep my necklaces untangled. You just wrap your (closed) necklace chain around the bottle one or two times and you have an instant necklace stand!

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  • Ou, they all look so fancy! I mostly love mason jar DIY projects, or any unique glassware for that matter.


  • I like the bronze and gold ones so much better than the white ones you show as the example. They’re so cool!


  • LOVE the copper finish on these jars…I’ve been looking for a way to add some interest to our book shelves and these would be awesome…and cheap! Thanks for posting 🙂

  • What a fantastic idea! This book looks amazing – definitely a coffee table book to invest in.

  • great idea! love the glass jars..

  • I love the ombre dresser! What a cute project. <3


  • OH my gosh you girls are always successfully painting things that I’d never think to paint!! Such great inspiration!


  • LOVE THOSE MILK JARS. So cute. Have y’all ever reupholstered anything? Looking for some tips.

  • Tat definitely looks like something I’d try for my new home. Love it!

  • Love the vases! This is going on the amazon wish list x

  • That looks like so much fun & such a time killer! I’ve really been into the can/bottle spraying DIY – it results in such unique little decorative vases.

  • Love the idea of using them for flowers. Adds something beautiful to your home 🙂

    Carina xx

  • I love these! I started collecting wine and beer bottles a few years ago and have painted them with acrylics for extra texture. The spray paint looks great, though, especially on jars with distinct writing on it. I’ll have to try this!

    The Rambling Fangirl

  • This is such a good idea! I can’t wait to try it. I really love the coffee container one 🙂

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  • I love the idea of grouping the bottles together like that. And its even better when its trash turned to riches!


  • Gorgeous! That bronze is so stunning with the bright florals.

  • Nice! Lovin’ this project. I like Alexandria’s idea of making a necklace stand with them.

  • I’ve read the book ‘happy home’by Charlotte Hedeman Geuniau.. that’s a very nice book too! But this book is on my wishlist too now:)

  • love it! that book looks so fun too. i’ve seen a color wheel like that on a garage door before. fun, fun, fun!

  • the book looks definitely worth buying! amazing ideas! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  • The jars turned out wonderful. I love the copper look. And the book looks like it could be pretty interesting. Hope you have a great day.

  • I love love love the coffee table, the vases are so adorable too! I’m a big fan of gold and copper!
    I might just have to buy that book!

    xo sarah.

  • ahhhh cannot wait to do this with old jars I have! thanks for the idea!

  • those gold bottles and jars are amazing! xo

  • love it. i have been been so into painting anything and everything gold for the last year or so and i am still not over it. 🙂

  • Will have to add it to my wishlist 🙂

  • Wow, these turned out gorgeous. I particularly love the look of the ones with branding and texture.

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  • Wowww the jars look amazing! Great idea.
    Emma x

  • I would love to try this, those gold bottles look great!

    Molly from Mint Atelier

  • I love to spray paint mason jars and aluminum cans for floral arrangements, but I’ve never had such a cool container as that coffee jar! I love it. It looks especially neat.

  • I want this book! Would make for a great coffee table gem 🙂

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  • the glass jars are so good! I love the older finish of them, so cool!

  • Wow! I love how the jars and bottles turned out! That book looks promising!

  • This is an awesome idea! I love it! I’m popping this onto my most wanted book list 🙂

    I haven’t read any books recently so I can’t share any with you!

    Lulu xx

  • This is so nice and inspiring ! Thanks for sharing !

    XX Luba

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  • Oh my God, Wow this is amazing! I am so glad I know about your blog because it’s so helpful! great post once again xxx

  • Oh definitely looks like a book worth buying! Love the spray painted bottles! So simple and fun!

    Juliette Laura

  • Really love the bottles, so pretty!! 🙂
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • I have seen that before, and I simply LOVE it.
    One of my favourite creative books is the Liberty Homesewing Book. I have brought it home from London, and now it is at my home in Denmark, and I just love it!

  • That coffee table is so awesome! I’d love to use that in my own space.

  • Barb Blair has guest posted on my blog a few times and she really is the sweetest and amazingly creative!

  • The project would also look so pretty in a nice clean mint, I think 🙂 I just did my first furniture makeover a few weeks ago and I’m hooked.

  • I’ve been loving the People’s Pops book – all different popsicle recipes. They are so easy and so delicious. Perfect for summer.

  • These look so lovely! You guys always come up with such great decorating ideas!

    I might just have to try this one out!

    Ngaio xx

  • Oh, this book looks lovely! Definitely going to have to get a copy of it!

  • I love those bronze and gold containers, I’m changing about my ‘studio space’ at the moment (my bedroom!) and these would look awesome! I think that blog tour that Chronicle is doing lately is so fun, I’ve used it for another book to get more reviews before I buy!

  • Ooh these are SO fun! I am obsessed with the design on the coffee jar! 🙂

  • Thanks for the spray paint recommendation. It’s always nice to know about a trusted source.

  • WOW! this book sounds amazing. we just moved into a new place so i might need to pick this up 🙂

  • This is such a wonderful idea! And that book looks awesome too! xxx

  • This is genius! I’m throwing a birthday party in a month and this would be perfect and not at all expensive!
    You always inspire me.

  • I love these! I am definitely adding some vintage realness to my place when I get older ^o^ Gotta find these books!

  • I’ve done this to a few wine bottles, but instead of using the bottle as a vase I use it to keep my necklaces untangled. You just wrap your (closed) necklace chain around the bottle one or two times and you have an instant necklace stand!

  • I love those jars! I just posted this weekend about what I do with old jars. So much fun to repurpose things. I’ve been reading Whole Larder Love – I borrowed it from a friend, but I’m going to have to get my own copy!

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