Amazing Furniture Makeovers

Amazing Furniture Makeovers : Easy DIY Projects to Transform Thrifted Finds into Beautiful Custom Pieces

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Transforming old and worn furniture into a gorgeous, modern statement piece can be intimidating, but Jen Crider makes it easy with step-by-step tutorials anyone can do. This book is packed with ingenious, approachable projects to turn old chairs, tables, sofas and more into gorgeous furniture. Jen's style fits right in to today's farmhouse decor, making the book appealing to a wide audience.

Unbelievable before and after photos will blow readers away, especially when they learn how simple it is to create the effects themselves. Beginners can dive right in with quick tricks and techniques like applying stain for a luxury wood finish and using paint to make details pop. More advanced projects are accessible to all-levels with Jen's super helpful step-by-step instructions and photos.

With plenty of tips on selecting and repairing furniture, it's easy to get started. Learn how to give a second-hand table that perfectly weathered antique look. DIY enthusiasts won't believe how easy it is to reupholster seat cushions, benches, armchairs and more. Give any room a special handmade touch in just a few hours and on a budget with 25 exciting techniques. Before long, readers will be impressing friends on social media with their own amazing before and after shots.

This book will have 25 makeovers, each with a styled photo plus about 5 step-by-step photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 204 x 228 x 11mm | 564g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 125 photos
  • 162414795X
  • 9781624147951
  • 231,609

Review quote

"Jen is a true furniture artist with a great eye for a clever design fix. Easy to follow step-by-steps accompany each stunning makeover. Your only difficulty will be in deciding which technique to try first!"
--Annie Sloan, creator of Chalk Paint(R) and bestselling author

"Jen doesn't just give a piece of furniture a fresh coat of paint, but elevates it with her imagination and attention to detail."
--Marian Parsons, owner of and author of Inspired You and The Home Design Doodle Book

"Stumbling across an amazing old piece of secondhand furniture that's full of potential always makes my heart go pitter-patter, and this collection of ideas (from painting and adding hardware to completely transforming these old pieces) feels just as fun to stumble upon! Color me inspired!"
--Sherry Petersik, home blogger at and author of Lovable Livable Home

I highly recommend this book if you are looking for inventive ways to transform your furniture into one-of-a-kind pieces that will make your home truly your own.
--KariAnne Wood, owner of Thistlewood Farms and author of The DIY Home Planner and The DIY Style Finder

Jen's book, Amazing Furniture Makeovers, is truly that...amazing! I've been refinishing furniture for 25 years and I'm astounded at these furniture makeovers that Jen has created and how easy it is for anyone to do. This book is a must buy!
--Jamie Lundstrom, owner of So Much Better with Age and author of French Vintage Decor
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About Jen Crider

Jen Crider is the creator of the DIY home decor blog Girl in the Garage, which has over 26k followers across her social media channels. Her projects have been featured in print in Better Homes and Gardens, Women's' Day and Romantic Homes, as well as online on Buzzfeed, Country Living, and more. She lives in Valparaiso, Indiana.
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42 ratings
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4 19% (8)
3 17% (7)
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