Restyle a Highboy for Office Filing

Rather than a Before and After, I’d like you to start thinking beyond the expected furniture reuse of this Highboy. Most would automatically think of it as a bedroom piece, but when I saw the restyled look, I knew it could be tricked out for office use.

The wood was prepared as you would expect. The front image is a printed vinyl which has become a favorite of Think Contemporary, an Irish interior design consulting company. Continue Reading

Sassy Green Credenza Makeover

Like me, Chrissie is a used furniture junkie. She also loves auctions. Right after selling one of her made-over pieces on Craigslist, she found this pecan finish (ugh!) credenza at an auction and turned it into one sassy green tart of a credenza. Just for fun, she gave the top a chalkboard paint finish. 

Since we’re focusing on Home Office/Workspaces this month on Curbly, I’m keeping my eyes open for old buffets and side cabinets that can be transformed into interesting office credenzas. Continue Reading

Red Alert Credenza Makeover

As you can see, there are really two makeovers in progress here at Little Green Notebook. The Parson’s desk is a paint re-do, but the credenza makeover is what’s truly mind blowing.  For all of the don’t-paint-wood fanatics, I understand your love of natural wood, but there really is some wood that looks much better with paint.

If you’ve not ever painted furniture with this small foam roller, you really must try it, at least for the primer. Continue Reading