July 24, 2013

Furniture Makeovers + A Giveaway

Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair

There is a reason that my Gittin' Crafty Wid It board on Pinterest is my most popular. I love a good craft project! Okay, more accurately, I probably love the idea of a good craft project. But Barb Blair is getting me off my crafting keister with her newly released Furniture Makeovers from Chronicle Books.

Having started the illustrious Knack Studios, Barb has a long-standing reputation of being a creative genius in the furniture refinishing arena. Furniture Makeovers does not disappoint with a slew of ideas for turning trash into treasure. With 26 featured techniques, from using decals and d├ęcoupage to getting the 'dip-dyed' look, my head was swirling with possibilities. I've been inspired to tackle creating a faux inlay look to a couple of dated chairs I have that have been dying for, well, a makeover. I have my supplies lined up and will be kickin' it crafty style this weekend!

Uncle Beefy's Furniture Makeover Inspiration

If you'd like to get your craft on with the rest of us on the blog tour and get your own signed copy of Furniture Makeovers (along with one of Barb's super cute totes below) just leave a comment here letting me know that you've liked 'The Bedlam' and 'Knack' on Facebook. I'll announce the winner on Monday (July 29th)!

Knack Studios Tote Bag

Furniture Makeovers is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or Chronicle Books.

Blog Tour Lineup:

Monday, July 15 – A Beautiful Mess
Tuesday, July 16 – The City Sage and Cranny + Me
Wednesday, July 17 – Urban Comfort
Thursday, July 18 – Indie Craft Parade
Friday, July 19 – Simply Grove
Monday, July 22 – Poppytalk
Tuesday, July 23 – The Curated House and Ambrosia Creative
Wednesday, July 24 - The Bedlam of Beefy
Thursday, July 25 Decorology
Friday, July 26 Bloesem


  1. Heck yeah I liked your page and Knack on Facebook! I can't believe it took me this long to do it!

    <3 Jenny

  2. Replies
    1. CONGRATULATIONS, Julie! You're the winner of the "Furniture Makeovers" book and tote! Email me at unclebeefy@gmail.com with your address information and we'll get it off to you!

  3. Hey Mon Oncle! Nice post! I admit though that the entire notion of furniture makeovers makes me WAY tired. And takes me away from wine.


  4. I liked both, but I secretly like you better.

  5. I've "liked" you both, thanks for the chance to win!!

  6. I saw this book on Pinterest and it simply looks like a must-have in any collection! Liked and liked!

  7. Done and done. And I love your Pinterest page too! (Though I realize I don't get an entry for following or liking you there. :)

  8. I have liked 'The Bedlam' and 'Knack' on facebook.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

  9. I liked 'The Bedlam' and 'Knack' on Facebook - Carolsue Anderson
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net


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