Erin of Elizabeth Joan Designs was in the market for a new chair to go with her vanity/nightstand/desk that she had inherited from her grandmother and recently refabbed. She mentioned this to her sister, who happened to have a stash of “curbside treasures” in her basement, including a old but beautiful round upholstered chair that [...Read More]
I just love this project from Ahna at Easier Than I Thought because it’s a true example of seeing potential and beauty where others see trash. Ahna took an ugly (and I mean UGLY) old rocker and turned it into a thing of beauty. Literally, it looks like it could be sitting right in Restoration Hardware’s catalog with its nailhead trim, gray-washed finish, and textural linen-like fabric. You’ve got to head over to Ahna’s site to appreciate this miraculous chair makeover and learn how you too can achieve that gorgeous look!
After attempting to recover an ottoman that she received from her sister, Jen from The Yellow Brick Cottage nearly gave up and threw it through the window. However, a search on several of her favorite furniture sites turned up an ottoman that Jen knew she could recreate and add her own style and personal touches to. I admire Jen’s ability to adapt and switch gears when her original plan was not panning out. She did an amazing job achieving that deconstructed look and ended up with a piece she can love and enjoy!
Did you ever have a piece of furniture that you liked but was just ho-hum? That was the case for a bench belonging to Amy from Queen of the Crazies. It has actually been in her husband’s family for years and years, and he has faithfully loved it the whole time. Amy can finally say [...Read More]
Dustin and Whitney from The Rooster and The Hen nabbed some great armchairs at a yard sale for only $5. They were rickety but definitely not beyond repair. With just some paint and fabric, Dustin and Whitney achieved the $500 look of their inspiration. The transformation really is miraculous! Don’t you just love it when [...Read More]
J from A Girl and A Key was elated to find a set of four square back Louis XVI chairs on Craigslist for $125. J knew a coat of white paint and new upholstery were definitely in the works. Since this was J’s first go round with upholstering, she chose drop cloth fabric so it [...Read More]
Hollie from I’m Busy Procrastinating decided to trade in her nightstand for a writing desk and chair since the area was already being utilized as an office. She struck gold when she found a faux bamboo chair at Goodwill that strongly favored her inspiration piece. The chair’s transformation required a whole lotta tedious cleaning, sanding, [...Read More]