AParks Designs

Distinct Design and Upcycled Furnishings

Revived Furniture


One of my favorite things to do is get older, run down furniture and give it new life. A little sanding and paint can do wonders! These are a few pieces I’ve revamped.

I found this dresser at a yard sale in my little town. It was in horrible shape! The guy who sold it to me tried to convince me it was solid wood which was a complete lie. Plus, I could see the wood veneer peeling off in places. To his luck, I didn’t care about that because I knew I could fix it, and I absolutely fell in love with the shape of it.

It took a lot of work, but I’m thrilled with the result!

I was very kindly given a sewing machine as a gift about a year ago. However, I had no place to put it. I took over my dining table for quite awhile until this little sewing table was found. It’s perfect because I didn’t want anything too big, and it expands if I do need more space.

It was in pretty good shape, so I didn’t have to do a whole lot to it.

This bench was in the house I grew up in, and somehow it ended up with me recently. I’ve never been a huge fan of its style, but I do have some sentimental attachment to it. I didn’t know what to do with it, and I wasn’t willing to just get rid of it. So, I decided to do some alterations to make it fit a little better with my style.

I forgot to take a picture before I started to sand, so just imagine the whole thing stained.

I took the arms off to open it up and used a weather proofing stain so I can put it outside on our porch. I also made the cushion for it which was one of my first sewing experiments.

I am on the hunt for some more furniture so hopefully soon I will show some more revamps.


    1. hey, you are great in reviving furnitures, why dont you make it a business. Im sure you will get more money doing this..

    2. this is the best i found on the internet. keep on doing what you love and you will have success

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