Ever since I started this blog back in 2012, I began learning how to makeover hand me down furniture that I could use to decorate my LA apartments. Rent was pricey so I decided I could get creative with furnishing my apartments. I had no idea, I would evolve to being obsessed with finding curbside furniture for the blog. I also never would have guessed that flipping furniture would turn it into another stream of income for me.
I decided on this Makeover Monday, that I would showcase my top 10 favorite curbside furniture flips from over the years. It has been an awesome journey where I get to my infuse my creative energy into something meaningful that people would actually want to see every day in their homes.
1. SIDE TABLE SET FIND
I count these finds as curbside because they were listed on craigslist for FREE. I couldn’t believe that this woman in Marina Del Rey was just giving these beautiful side tables away. SCORE for me.
2. CABINET FIND
I had to do a double take when I was driving through a neighborhood on my way to my martial arts studio. There was nothing wrong with this cabinet and it went to a happy home after a little bit of gratitude infused into it.
3. DINING TABLE FIND
This knew this curbside table had so much potential! So happy I picked it up and made it over into a piece I love writing my blog posts at every day. It serves as my desk and a dining room table for special occasions. Gratitude was the main focus of this piece.
4. BROKEN CHAIR FIND
Some would have just passed by this chair and focused that it was super broken. But, I saw the potential and decided to embrace the broken seat.
5. IKEA CUBE UNIT FIND
Sitting by my recycle bins, this cube unit was just a little dusty. Nothing else was wrong with it. I decided it needed a colorful makeover.
6. OLD MEDIA STAND FIND
I almost didn’t pick this piece up, but I went with my gut and knew it had potential to serve as something other than an old-school TV stand.
7. SMALL CABINET FIND
One of my first curbside furniture flips ever! This cabinet was such a fun project where I experimented with making my own DIY stencil to give it some personality.
8. ARMCHAIR FIND
A friend gave me this chair and a couple others, so I am including it in the curbside find category. I really wanted this chair to POP! I gave it a bright makeover!!!!
9. COFFEE TABLE FIND
This is probably one of the saddest pieces I found on the side of the road in the San Fernando Valley. But with some love and modification, I fixed this drop leaf coffee table and made it into a classy piece that a couple from Santa Monica had to have in their home.
10. CANE BACK CHAIR FIND
This was another early curbside flip for me. I learned a lot about upholstery with this chair makeover.
It has been one hell of a journey flipping furniture! I am super excited for all the future projects that will be flowing in my direction.
What did you think of these projects? Which was your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below.