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March Furniture Refresh Challenge

Furniture Refresh Challenge

Welcome to Our Crafty Mom! Today I am teaming up with 5 other Bloggers for our first ever Monthly Furniture Refresh Challenge! A big thank you to Michele at Shelstring for organizing this fun challenge.

If you have visited Our Crafty Mom before, you know I love to refinish furniture. I especially love taking pieces headed for the trash and giving them new life! The other lovely ladies in this challenge enjoy it as well, so I hope you will visit their links below to see their great furniture updates!

Furniture Refresh Challenge

For my project today I took a curbside find-a cute, little end table and updated it with chalk paint and a graphic from The Graphics Fairy. Here is the before:

Refinished End Table It was a solid table with clean lines, but obviously needed some love. I used Americana Chalk Paint in Vintage giving it two coats. I printed the graphic out on standard copy paper and covered the back with pencil like this:

Refinished Furniture Challenge

There is a great tutorial on The Graphics Fairy showing the different ways to transfer graphics. Here is the link:  12 Easy Image Transfer Methods

I taped the image where I wanted it then traced over it with a ball point pen. When you are done tracing it will look like this:

Furniture Refresh

How cool is that? I love this method and use it quite often. I used a Sharpie Paint Pen to trace the image. I didn’t want it to appear too new, so I gave it a good sanding. The final step is to add dark wax-as much, or as little, as you like! Here is the refinished table:

Refinished Table

Refinished Table Before and After

We hope you enjoyed this challenge as much as we enjoyed participating and look forward to seeing you every first Friday of the month for our Renew*Refresh*Restyle Furniture Challenge! Please visit my blogging buddies below! You will be amazed at their projects!

Furniture Refresh Challenge


  1. C’Mon Get Crafty ~Batman Chalkboard Play Table
  2. Homespun Hydrangea ~ Fairy Village Chair
  3. **Me**
  4. amotherworld ~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table
  5. A Purdy Little House  ~ Upcycled DIY Pet Bed
  6. Shelstring  ~ Sweet Number Stool



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Monday 7th of March 2016

The color, the size, the detail, it all just came together and made this such an amazing piece you must be so proud of! Beautiful job and thank you for sharing it with us! So inspiring!


Saturday 5th of March 2016

I love the colour of the table you chose, and the graphic. Your table went from drab to fab! I must try this!

Sue Purdy

Saturday 5th of March 2016

Great job Michelle!!!! What a fantastic side table refresh. I'm loving that robin's egg blue colour you chose, and the stencil looks perfect. I'll be sharing on SM too :)


Friday 4th of March 2016

Michelle! Your table looks amazing!! Who would guess that it was that old ugly table before? What a rescue!!


Friday 4th of March 2016

Thanks for organizing this Michele! It is such a fun concept & we have a great group of bloggers! Can't wait to see what's shared next month!