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May 10, 2013

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Happy Weekend + A Book Giveaway – closed

Happy Friday! To welcome the weekend, we have a fun giveaway! My friend Grace over at Pink Olive has graciously offered the readers of A Daily Something a signed copy of Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book, which is just overflowing with ideas for transforming furniture. I’m not usually very ambitious with furniture, so I’m sure this book will become a favorite for inspirations and instructions! How gorgeous are the drawer colors on the book cover?

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me what piece of furniture you’d love to give a makeover! I have a little bookcase I bought for $5 at a yard sale and it’s just crying for a new coat of paint. I have plans to use the bookcase in our baby girl’s nursery, if we ever move out of our loft!

This giveaway is only open to readers in the continental US, and one winner will be randomly chosen & announced next Friday, May 17.

ALSO, Barb will be in NYC next weekend – May 18 – for a special book
signing event at Pink Olive in the East Village. If you’re in the NYC
area, go meet Barb and check out Pink Olive – it’s one of my favorite shops ever! Make sure to RSVP, too – the first 25 people to sign up get a super fun goodie bag!

Have a lovely weekend!

Update: We have a lucky winner! Congrats to Jessica! Send me your contact info and address so I can get you your SIGNED copy of Furniture Makeovers!

  1. dianareulet says:

    Ahh! I'm currently in the thought process of a coffee table makeover. This book would be so helpful making over the table and then would be a perfect book to lay on said table! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. I have a cute little table in my foyer that is dyyyying for a makeover 🙂

    ps. I love your blog! Our mutual friend (Rebekah J.) did an amazing job on your maternity pictures. lovelove!

  3. Amanda says:

    What a lovely little book! I am sure it is chock-full of creative ideas and inspiration. 🙂

  4. Rebecca says:

    I have a dresser that is SADLY in need of a makeover. It needs to be stripped and sanded before repainting, however, so I've been dreading it and putting it off!

  5. Page Gerrick says:

    I have this veneer dresser that was purchase by my great grandparents when they first got married. The poor dresser definitely needs a makeover. oh And a steamer trunk that was also my great grandparents when they came from Italy.

  6. Sara says:

    I recently found two chairs that I'm looking to makeover so this book would be perfect!

  7. Layla Guest says:

    I've got a bench that belonged to my mother and my grandmother – the legend is that it once belonged to Rudolph Valentino and my grandmother acquired somehow when she was living in Hollywood in the 20's. Anyways, all the ladies in this family have decided that it needs a makeover! It's got great bones, but needs some oomph, some revitalization and some serious help!

  8. Kara Kieran says:

    What a great book! I would love to redo our boring black dresser!

  9. Christie says:

    Our bed frame! It's in desperate need of a restyle. It's painted black (ugh) and the paint is chipping. Definitely want to remove the black and maybe bring out the beautiful wood grain underneath. We'll see!

  10. I would love to get ideas from this book! I've recently inherited a ton of outdated and beat up furniture from my grandfather's house that could use a make over!

  11. I have a small farm table that is begging for a makeover…maybe I will get to it this summer.

  12. nola says:

    My daughter's bed frame–she's moving up to middle school and would love to give her room a change!

  13. kate says:

    I have a cabinet – a painted one- with a huge front panel. Lovely as is, but I'd love to have Barb do one of her oil paintings on it like I've seen on her blog. I love how she names all her pieces too and would love to see what she would name mine. In fact, Id like to get a great big old pick up truck and goo see her with ALL my favorite piece. Not go home until they were done, what fun that would be! Road trip!

  14. Melissa says:

    I want to do a makeover on my thrifted vintage desk. I am going to use it as my sewing table!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I have a fetish for furniture. I have no idea where to start on a makeover, this book would help me for sure to get started. I have a dresser that would be my first of many!!!

  16. My daughter wants to repaint her bedroom furniture!! Would be great to have a book like Barb's on the how to's!

  17. I have a bunch of furniture to refinish but I have something special planned for a dresser in our basement!

  18. Emma says:

    I have an old school desk that ive always wanted to refinish but have been unsure of my ideas

  19. Summs78 says:

    I have a dresser that is in dire need of a makeover! Would love to win this.

  20. I'm refinishing a big cabinet that was painted in a dirty brown/orange color and it's going to be completely white! I follow Knack for years now and she was and is a great inspiration to me. So much that I gave up my job and started my now company refinishing furniture! I live in The Netherlands..

  21. FRIZZ says:

    I've got a bunch of inherited Grandma furniture (bed frames, dresser and several small tables) that could use some of Barb's magic. Love her work. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  22. Megan says:

    I would love to give my desk a make over! It's so boring right now.

  23. mel p. says:

    I have a few pieces from my granda that need a bit of TLC but I'm lacking inspiration. This would give me the kick start I need!

  24. A beautiful wood trunk tucked away in our basement. It has nailhead trim to die for. Just needs a little TLC.

  25. Pre says:

    How great, thanks! I have an awesome dresser from when I was younger – it's a bit musty from being in my parents' basement so a makeover could really help to revive it into a great storage piece.

  26. Jenn says:

    I have a dresser that was a street find that I would love to make over. I've wanted to do it for years. I bought new pulls for it once, but the size was wrong, so they went back and I have yet to start again.

  27. sharayahjung says:

    I would love to give my TV stand a little makeover. It's painted this terrible dark brown, and I want to add a little pop of color to it since it's the centerpiece of the living room.

  28. Mat says:

    shucks I can't enter but would have done for sure. Enjoy your weekend.

  29. burjeune says:

    My chest of drawers! It's mine from when I was a kid. The finish has spots that were pulled off by tape and stickers. Definitely needs some love!

  30. Laurie says:

    Would love to revamp an antique desk and chair I inherited from my grandfather. Thank you!

  31. What a fantastic giveaway! I would devour this book.
    I'd makeover my old dining room chairs. I think that having fun, bright chairs would give such an energy-boost to our dining room!
    Thanks 🙂

    xo Natalie

  32. I'd revamp an old bookcase we got from an old friend! It has glass panels that drop in front of each shelf – it's a really neat piece!

  33. marlenesauer says:

    Ooo, this is really exciting! I have a vintage buffet cabinet that desperately needs a makeover. I bought it at a furniture store and had them paint it, but they did a horrible horrible job (globs of dried paint everywhere, uneven lines, etc.). I asked them to redo it so they came over and started sanding it, ran out of sandpaper so went to get more, and never came back. Didn't even get a refund. Anyways the piece has been sitting in my kitchen ever since in its sad state of half-painted, half-sanded shame. This book would be the perfect motivation to give it the makeover it deserves!

  34. Erin says:

    Hi Rebecca! I absolutely loved your session at Pepperologie yesterday & all your great tips about entertaining! I'm trying to implement your advice about creating a more inviting home. This book sounds like just the thing to help get started with making over some wooden nesting tables that have seen better days!

  35. ash says:

    I have a long dresser that really needs some primer and a bright coat of painting. It is also desperately in need of some new hardware because the '80's called and want their knobs back.

  36. Heather Mann says:

    I'm planning a makeover of all my bedroom furniture. I'm super pumped to get started!

  37. a bar car my uncle gave me…I want to do a bright paint color and maybe a chalkboard element!

  38. i'd love to give a makeover to our dressers… they're so boring (and a bit beat up) that'd i love to breathe some new life into them!

  39. I tried to comment from my phone a while back and it wouldn't work, then I nearly forgot! I've had my eye on this book for a little while now and I have this armoire for baby Mia that I'm looking forward to sprucing up a bit!

  40. Sarah says:

    I have a large chest that I'd love to make over! I stained and finished it when I was just out of high school. Gorgeous mahogany color, but it doesn't fit my aesthetic anymore.

  41. sherri lynn says:

    We have an old, ugly chair that I'd love to makeover!

  42. dorothy says:

    My daughter has a chest of drawers from her grandmother that she would like to redo.

  43. Katie Schroeder says:

    I have a storage cabinet that I am dying to paint and turn into a bookcase with fresh knobs! I would love to check out this book!

  44. B. Stockton says:

    I love to remake or repurpose furniture. Right now I have a old drop leaf table that I want to restore to use as an additional table when friends comes to dinner.

  45. I have several pieces on furniture that I'm planning on painting and this book would be great for inspiration! My China cabinet, kitchen island, and an accent table are all on the to-do list!

  46. how fun! I'm actually going to meet Barb this morning since she's visiting a shop in my area!

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