Last month I challenged my readers and me to find the ugliest piece of furniture, home decor, etc. to make over for the Ugly April challenge. Most of us are pretty crafty, but “life” sometimes gets in the way. I decided that we’d all take time from our busy schedules to make DIY priority with a good ‘ole “ugly” makeover!
Lindsay’s Ugly Chairs
Lindsay planned to do these chairs for a friend’s office! The friend’s office theme is purple, so she knew the perfect way to refinish them! She did a great job.
Eileen’s Ugly Side Table Makeover
Eileen did a gorgeous job on this side table!!
Jane’s Ugly Table Makeover
Letty’s Ugly Crafter’s Workstation
Started out as a couple of vintage tins (bottom ones already primed) a wooden candle holder, a metal candle holder, a tooth brush holder, and a vintage lazy susan. Now it’s a crafter’s workstation that revolves for easy access.
Sophia’s Ugly Chalkboard Makeover
Sophia’s working on a bureau. She took the mirror that was originally attached to the bureau, removed the broken mirror and turned the back into a chalkboard. She had an old picture frame so she painted that as well and inserted a piece of cork board. She used homemade chalk paint and MinWax polish for the painted frames and Krylon’s blackboard paint for the chalkboard.
Well done, Sophia!
BEFORE and AFTER
Maria’s Ugly Chair Makeover
Maria stripped the chair completely and added new foam and batting. She has an identical one just like it. Now she has to figure out if she will match it or do a different look. I love the fabric!!! Well done, Maria!!
Susan’s Ugly Chair Makeover
Jamala’s Ugly Metal Chair
When I said to find something ugly, Jamala ran with it! This chair was uuuuuugggly! Way to choose a good on, Jamala! 🙂
She also found this retro ashtray.
New paint, a stencil, and a new cushion, they’re back in business in her yard! You can read more about her makeover on her blog.
She’s put the shelf in her shop and loves it!!
Thanks for joining the challenge, ladies! Hopefully you’re inspired to find more ugly stuff, which has so much potential!