Furniture Makeovers

30 Fabulous Furniture Makeovers for Kids

Furniture makeovers are like art.  The paints, colors, techniques, and visions provide different outcomes for each individual.  This includes us, you and me.  Even if we plan to copy one of the fabulous pieces, it is possible that it won’t look just like the original.  And, that’s ok.  In fact, that’s how it should be.

We should have fun with these makeovers and allow ourselves the freedom to give it a go with our own flair.  

But, just for fun…..and inspiration….. let’s see what some of the pros are doing.

One of the most popular makeovers ever is this waterfall chest-turned-VW bus.   VW bus link.


If a VW bus isn’t your thing, how about a chest that looks like a camera?  Chest camera link

ikea-rast-hack-camera Larissa

Another super-fun option is this rock ‘n roll dresser.  How fun!!   And, of course, there’s even more….. over on the blog. 

Rock & Roll Dresser_7762

The next three pieces were refinished by the exquisite ladies at Canary Street Crafts.  Have you ever seen such amazing artwork?   Nantucket whale link     


Ship silhouette chest-of-drawers




This sweet woodland chest, made for a little boy’s room, is super easy.  The animals are simply stuck to the wood, painted over, and then peeled away.  Woodland dresser link


And, for the gals…

Fashion dresser link

Vintage Dresser 31W

Silhouette and chalkboard link


Or the littles….

Whimsical chevron chest link


Green rocking chair link

Rocking Chair 2W

Anybody need a bookcase?  Marie uses wallpaper to jazz up this little unit.  Bookcase link

Boys Shelf 5W

Shanna highlights an ivory chest with pink.  Pink chest here


For a real treat, check out this elegant vintage wardrobe.


Jeanie goes pretty in soft pink.   Chest link


Larissa goes baby in blue.  Chest link


Shanna converts a dresser into a changing table.  Link here


Or, for a change of pace, how about hot pink?  Link here


 Suzanne calls these amazing night stands her Valentines pair.  Link here


……..while Shanna shows off a harlequin end table.  Link here


……and another one, too….. with spots???  Link here


Need a hero?  How about a Super hero?  Link here


Or a simple Baseball accent table ?


For play time, check out these awesome table and chair sets.

Chalkboard table from DIY Beautify activity-table-670-3

Little girl’s whimsical and rustic table


Whimsical little girl's playset

Chalkboard table from Interior Frugalista

Kids Table (5)

Dr Seuss table and chairs

Dr Seuss table

For more play, check out this little kitchen.  Link here


….and this little tool bench.  Link here


Or, a sweet little chair…for when ya just needs to sits. Link here

painted chair

For older kids, you just have to click over to see how Lucy made this craft station.  Link here


…..and how this table and chair set was refinished for fun.  Link here

black and white table and chairs

Hooray! You made it! 30-plus ideas for kids.  Hope you found the inspiration you need for a piece or project.

30 Fab Furniture Makeovers for Kids II




  • Reply suzannebagheri2014 March 1, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my pieces! What a wonderful collection – love that baseball themed dresser!

    • Reply theChelseaProject March 1, 2016 at 9:15 am

      My pleasure! I secretly hope to someday have a granddaughter and want to make that gray wardrobe for her. I may need to call you for some tutoring!! Love it so much…I’m so honored to share it for others to enjoy, too. XOXOX

  • Reply Amy | Canary Street Crafts March 1, 2016 at 9:17 am

    These are all so gorgeous, Susie! Thank you so much for including a few of our projects in your collection.

    • Reply theChelseaProject March 1, 2016 at 9:20 am

      My pleasure. I just adore your work and it is an honor to have you participate in my little roundup. Thanks again. Xoxo

  • Reply The Red Painted Cottage March 1, 2016 at 9:27 am

    So many wonderful ideas and I’m honored to have my childhood chair featured amongst all of your collection. Thank you so much!

    • Reply theChelseaProject March 1, 2016 at 9:41 am

      My pleasure! Thank you for participating.

  • Reply Lucy @ Patina Paradise March 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

    What a great roundup Susie! Thanks so much for including my kid’s craft station! ;o)

    • Reply theChelseaProject March 1, 2016 at 11:16 am

      My pleasure, Lucy. Your craft station is genius at work.

  • Reply Melissa Woods March 7, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for featuring my Dr. Seuss table and chairs! My kids absolutely love using their play furniture and I hope it inspires more people to make creative projects for their kids.


    • Reply theChelseaProject March 7, 2016 at 4:27 am

      My pleasure. It’s an adorable set.

  • Reply Jessica @ Petal + Ply March 17, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks so much for including my kids’ dressers! 🙂

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