Furniture flipping is hardly new news these days. It seems like everyone is doing it. People have been fixing up old furniture for as long as I can remember. Today I thought it would be fun to look back at my best furniture-flipping ideas of 2022. You might want to think twice before throwing out that old dresser.
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Furniture Flipping Ideas 2022 Tutorials
I can hardly believe that 2022 is almost over. It’s like I’m starting a new project, and I look up, and we’re in December. When you love what you do, time sure does fly by.
So let’s take a walk down memory lane. Some of you may be familiar with some of these projects, or you might find some inspiration for your next furniture flip.
Wood Furniture Flipping Ideas
This furniture-flipping technique is new, so I had to try it. I had my doubts and still have mixed feelings about this idea. It wasn’t hard, but it was messy. But then again, stripping wood furniture always is. CLICK HERE to get the complete tutorial.
It seems like I did a lot of wood finishes in 2022. But that doesn’t mean I skimped on the paint.
This old desk was left behind in the new-to-us home we purchased earlier this year. It was a match made in heaven, and now I sit at this desk daily while sharing what I love with you. I’m sitting at it now. CLICK HERE to see the wood and paint makeover.
Stenciled Furniture Flipping
Stenciling on wood furniture and stenciling on painted wood furniture is very different. But both can add interest and design to your furniture. After finding this MCM side table, I knew I would be keeping it for my own.
No, I don’t keep all the furniture I flip. I would need a mansion to store it in, and I’m pretty sure that’s not happening.
CLICK HERE to see how I used it in my guest bedroom and the gorgeous stencil design I added to the wood.
More Wood Finishes – Continued
I guess you can call this the year of wood for Do Dodson Designs. I didn’t realize until I went back and started searching that I discovered so many wood finishes in 2022.
While I love painted furniture, I see beauty in the wood, and when it looks like this, it’s NOT getting painted. Again, I kept this buffet/dresser after I flipped it, and it lives in my bedroom now.
CLICK HERE to see the finished look.
I used it for a while in my last home while waiting in line to get the once over, but not until I cleaned it thoroughly and gave it a good smelly scent. CLICK HERE to learn how to eliminate the musty smell in old dresser drawers.
NO DIY Skills Needed For This Furniture Flip
Well, I don’t know if this counts as furniture flipping, but it is one of my all-time best DIY projects. I needed a coffee table for my covered porch but didn’t want the traditional outdoor furniture.
So, I went thrift shopping in my shed, where I found these treasures. A piece of leftover butcherblock from our kitchen remodel (because I never throw away wood) and two old wooden crates.
CLICK HERE to see the brilliant table I made.
Furniture Flipping With Paint
See, I did paint something other than my kitchen cabinets in 2022.
This antique steamer trunk was given to me by a friend that works in estate sales. If I hadn’t taken it, it would have been thrown in the trash. You and I both know almost everything can be salvaged.
It turned out to be a real treasure, but not without a good deal of work. It’s now the perfect storage for the Grand kid’s toys, and you would never know it’s a toy box.
CLICK HERE to see the Steamer Trunk Makeover.
Have you ever had a piece of furniture you couldn’t part with? This buffet table is one of them; believe it or not, it has four different looks. CLICK HERE to see the latest finish.
If you’re curious (I knew I would be), click on the links below to see the other finishes this buffet table rocked, and let me know which one you like the best.
The first time Buffet Makeover (furniture stenciling)
The second time Buffet Makeover (vintage transfers)
I thought this was the last time Buffet Makeover (chalk paint stenciling)
Modern Wooden Furniture Makeover
THIS wood dresser was orange! Sometimes old wood pieces turn orange and amber over time. It was going to be a challenge, but I wasn’t going to give up without a fight, and I sure wasn’t giving up on a piece of solid wood furniture. They don’t make them like this anymore.
With the help of a furniture stripping tool, some modifications, and wood filler in 999 holes, it looks like a brand-new dresser.
CLICK HERE to see the modern BOHO finish it has now.
Two-Toned Black And Wood Makeover
This small dresser got an edgy two-toned black and wood makeover that, in my book, is timeless. It may be trendy for some, but I can see this finish working well with many different styles. The clean lines and warm wood tones can be masculine and feminine.
What are the BEST ways to update old furniture? Well, if you really want to know, I have so many ideas and tutorials.
Thrift stores, yard sales, an occasional garage sale, and even in the trash are where I find many of my treasures before giving them an updated look. Curbside finds are always a bonus. I call those a SCORE!
CLICK HERE for more furniture-flipping ideas and inspirations.
Lastly, try your hand at this trendy faux linen paint technique. My inspiration for this piece was from other furniture flippers that made it look so easy.
This technique that’s easy to master and can add a level of organic sophistication to any plain dresser.
CLICK HERE to learn how to create this look.
It’s been an amazing year full of changes and challenges, but one thing I know for sure, I will always find the time to create: me, music, tools of the trade, and paint. My creative outlet keeps me sane in this crazy world we live in, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂
Do you love to create, paint, or make things pretty? Please drop your comments below, and let me know your favorite furniture-flipping ideas, or say hi so I’ll know you stopped by. It makes my day to hear from other creatives.
Thanks for joining me today, and I wish you all the DIY happiness you can get your paintbrush on.
Until the next project… xo, Do