Published on November 4, 2015

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This weathered oak secretary was in serious need of an update. So when DIY-pro Jenny Komenda got her hands on it, we knew something good was in store. 

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Using the age-old technique of cerusing – a method where the grain of wood is brushed and stained with a contrasting hue – Komenda transformed the oak secretary into a timeless accent piece. While tradition may dictate a classic black and white combo, Komenda opted for a stunning, indigo finish to lend a more modern touch. 

See the complete makeover here!

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An outdated credenza in serious need of a modern refresh and a little TLC.

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Further proof that peg legs can instantly transform any piece. Add a fresh layer of wood stain and a geometric paint pattern, and you’ve got a chic, mid-century modern accent piece worthy of your living space.

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This plain shelving unit was calling for a modern update with an edge of country cool. 

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A total whitewash and a pair of custom shutters transformed a plain shelf into a chic cupboard. Our favorite part? The forge-iron shutter bolt set to secure the doors. 

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Here’s the story of how one person’s ugly sofa becomes another’s statement piece. 

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With a few slabs of wood and a sturdy cut of leather, a Craigslist rescue turned into the ultimate seat. 

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With a broken set of doors, unsturdy shelving, and a heavily flawed composition, this barely-there entertainment center hardly stood a chance for prolonged use.

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A few thought-out rearrangements later – doors removed and backboard replaced – and it looks just as good as new!

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This bedroom staple suffered through a rather rough move, coming out with scoff marks and plenty of scratches. 

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After whitewashing the exterior, and swapping out the clunky legs in lieu of a more sleek alternative, this upcycled nightstand looked good as new! Consider the vibrant wallpaper an added bonus. 

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While still aiming to preserve its original composition, one blogger took it upon herself to give this dining chair a much-deserved update. 

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From outdated leftover to must-have mod. A matte black splash of paint was all it took to transform these dining room essentials. 

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We’ve all seen our fair share of unattractive entertainment centers, and this one is certainly no exception. Unflattering form aside, this setup was in dire need of a refresh.

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A total whitewash and spray-paint for the legs, transforms a drab center into a chic console! Now that’s an IKEA hack for the books.

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While this vintage credenza still upheld the majority of its original form, its topmost layer was in need of a revamp. 

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A simple addition of a faux marble top completely transformed it into a stylish entry accent.

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This weathered kids’ activity table gained a whole new lease on life with an unbelievable makeover. So how does one go from this secondhand find to a mid-century modern coffee table? Take a look!

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It’s amazing what a little paint and new set of legs can do. 

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