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Master Bedroom Night Stand Makeover

This master bedroom night stand makeover was a great budget project! See how I transformed hotel nightstands and gave them an expensive look! Back in January (how was it that long ago?) I shared the plan for giving our master bedroom a budget makeover. One of the first projects I wanted to tackle, and to […]

This master bedroom night stand makeover was a great budget project! See how I transformed hotel nightstands and gave them an expensive look! Back in January (how was it that long ago?) I shared the plan for giving our master bedroom a budget makeover. One of the first projects I wanted to tackle, and to […]

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Guest Bedroom Headboard Makeover

The guest bedroom is moving along, which is so nice to see since the room sat as a complete danger (aka, junk) zone for months… When I decided to give this room a much needed refresh, one of the elements I knew I wanted to keep, was the headboard. I originally made it 10 plus […]

The guest bedroom is moving along, which is so nice to see since the room sat as a complete danger (aka, junk) zone for months… When I decided to give this room a much needed refresh, one of the elements I knew I wanted to keep, was the headboard. I originally made it 10 plus […]

Guest Bedroom Dresser Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Guest Bedroom Dresser Makeover

There’s nothing quite like having overnight guests coming to give you that needed push to get your guest room in shape… that’s right, my cousins came to stay with us for a night, and it completely motivated me to get the guest room to a state where it could actually function as a guest room! […]

There’s nothing quite like having overnight guests coming to give you that needed push to get your guest room in shape… that’s right, my cousins came to stay with us for a night, and it completely motivated me to get the guest room to a state where it could actually function as a guest room! […]

Updated Dresser Hardware by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Updated Dresser Hardware

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I took a few weeks off for the holiday, and it was very much needed, but I’ve been busy behind the blog scene prepping for Christmas! I’ve been decorating up a storm, creating new ways to celebrate Christmas in our home and I’m loving the fresh new perspective […]

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I took a few weeks off for the holiday, and it was very much needed, but I’ve been busy behind the blog scene prepping for Christmas! I’ve been decorating up a storm, creating new ways to celebrate Christmas in our home and I’m loving the fresh new perspective […]

Master Bathroom Shelf Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Master Bathroom Shelf Makeover

See how easy it was to complete this master bathroom shelf makeover. I’m sharing my step by step tutorial and the results are beautiful! Sometimes projects turn out a little less awesome than I expect (gasp!, right?), and then there are projects that entirely exceed my expectations. Projects that exceed my expectations automatically hold a spot […]

See how easy it was to complete this master bathroom shelf makeover. I’m sharing my step by step tutorial and the results are beautiful! Sometimes projects turn out a little less awesome than I expect (gasp!, right?), and then there are projects that entirely exceed my expectations. Projects that exceed my expectations automatically hold a spot […]

Fold Up Side Table Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Fold Up Side Table Makeover

Painting furniture is easily one of the best ways to get major bang for your buck. Not only can you completely transform a piece of furniture, but it also does the budget good. Furniture that was once ugly, dated and neglected can quickly transform into the belle of the ball… That’s the power of paint, and it’s […]

Painting furniture is easily one of the best ways to get major bang for your buck. Not only can you completely transform a piece of furniture, but it also does the budget good. Furniture that was once ugly, dated and neglected can quickly transform into the belle of the ball… That’s the power of paint, and it’s […]

Breakfast Nook Table Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Breakfast Nook Table Makeover

I mentioned yesterday how much I’ve wanted to give our breakfast nook table a makeover. It’s felt really “orange” to me lately, and that doesn’t really work. When I found new chairs for the table, I finally had the push I needed.  I gave the table a makeover.  Really, the process was pretty simple. It […]

I mentioned yesterday how much I’ve wanted to give our breakfast nook table a makeover. It’s felt really “orange” to me lately, and that doesn’t really work. When I found new chairs for the table, I finally had the push I needed.  I gave the table a makeover.  Really, the process was pretty simple. It […]

Black Dining Room Chair Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Black Dining Room Chairs Makeover

Our dining room has come a loooong way. I kind of shudder at some of the first pictures I posted several years ago. We’ve changed basically ever single item in the room, except for the table and original chairs that came with the set. The most recent change I made, was the black end chairs. […]

Our dining room has come a loooong way. I kind of shudder at some of the first pictures I posted several years ago. We’ve changed basically ever single item in the room, except for the table and original chairs that came with the set. The most recent change I made, was the black end chairs. […]

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Master Bedroom Dresser Night Stand

Bedrooms need storage, and there’s no better way to add that than by converting a dresser into a night stand. It offers more storage space, all while giving the flexibility of size, shape, and form to match your decor style. See how I transformed our master bedroom dresser into a night stand… One thing I’ve […]

Bedrooms need storage, and there’s no better way to add that than by converting a dresser into a night stand. It offers more storage space, all while giving the flexibility of size, shape, and form to match your decor style. See how I transformed our master bedroom dresser into a night stand… One thing I’ve […]

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Bedroom Night Stand Makeover

Before I gave this bedroom night stand a makeover, it was dark, dated and a little depressed. See how the power of paint and a little bit of hard work transformed this beautiful night stand! I’m slowly working on our master bedroom. It’s always been the room that “collects” things. If I don’t know where […]

Before I gave this bedroom night stand a makeover, it was dark, dated and a little depressed. See how the power of paint and a little bit of hard work transformed this beautiful night stand! I’m slowly working on our master bedroom. It’s always been the room that “collects” things. If I don’t know where […]

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Outdoor Coffee Table Makeover

Our patio furniture makeover continues to be one of my very favorite things I’ve ever painted. And that’s saying something since I basically live with a paint brush in my hand. When I found our set on Craigslist, I knew the coffee table would need a bit of reworking. I didn’t love the current set […]

Our patio furniture makeover continues to be one of my very favorite things I’ve ever painted. And that’s saying something since I basically live with a paint brush in my hand. When I found our set on Craigslist, I knew the coffee table would need a bit of reworking. I didn’t love the current set […]

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Outdoor Patio Furniture Makeover

Oh. Man. I am so excited to share one of my biggest furniture makeover’s to date! Early this spring, I decided it was time to put to use, and really use, our back patio. Until a about a month ago, we had a huge, lovely patio with random miscellaneous furniture. And some of it wanted […]

Oh. Man. I am so excited to share one of my biggest furniture makeover’s to date! Early this spring, I decided it was time to put to use, and really use, our back patio. Until a about a month ago, we had a huge, lovely patio with random miscellaneous furniture. And some of it wanted […]

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Bird House Makeover

I love hearing the birds chirp. It’s such a happy sound! And since we don’t have very big trees, I love it when they do decide to stop by and sing a tune for the house. That’s exactly why I was so excited to have a cute little bird house to give a makeover. I […]

I love hearing the birds chirp. It’s such a happy sound! And since we don’t have very big trees, I love it when they do decide to stop by and sing a tune for the house. That’s exactly why I was so excited to have a cute little bird house to give a makeover. I […]

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Milk Stool Makeover

I think I may have mentioned before that I really, really love a good stool. There’s just something about them. And heaven knows I’ve done my fair share of makeovers on a stool or two. This girl can’t resist them. And today’s makeover fits into that same category… Here’s what she looked like when I […]

I think I may have mentioned before that I really, really love a good stool. There’s just something about them. And heaven knows I’ve done my fair share of makeovers on a stool or two. This girl can’t resist them. And today’s makeover fits into that same category… Here’s what she looked like when I […]

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Child’s Desk Makeover

A while back my sister in law went on a little antique shopping trip with me and stumbled upon a cute child’s desk. Albeit, the desk needed a bit of TLC, and definitely a new paint job, but it was perfect for my nephews, so we loaded it up and she dropped it off at […]

A while back my sister in law went on a little antique shopping trip with me and stumbled upon a cute child’s desk. Albeit, the desk needed a bit of TLC, and definitely a new paint job, but it was perfect for my nephews, so we loaded it up and she dropped it off at […]

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