Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Console tv cabinet

I was given this console tv and couldn't wait to get to work on it.  It is a lot harder to gut these things than you think!

I wanted to make a simple cabinet with a shelf out of this console tv.

This is the before.  It's not the best photo, but I couldn't move it by myself to get a better photo.  This one had a swivel base.
I took that off.

Here is the cabinet gutted and I added brackets to add some legs.

After I added the shelf, I chose a pretty grey.

I added some yellow and white polka dot paper to the back.  It can easily be switched out.

The height of this makes a perfect changing table.  Could also be used as a bookcase, toy storage, tv stand....what else?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Porch post coat tree

I have always wanted to work with old porch posts.  Here is my chance!  I have another one and if you have ideas, I would love to hear them.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Making a tiered shelf with junk

I love it when I find something on the side of the road.  What's better than FREE?  This particular piece I'm sure went to something.  What that something is I'm not sure.  As soon as I saw it I knew what I would build with it.

You see, I've had some drawers just sitting around waiting for this piece.

I took out the shelf piece....

Then I added 3 drawers to complete the piece.  Not all the drawers were the same width and they were all different.  That's ok.  It gives it an eclectic feel.  To make the drawers fit, some of them I added a scrap of wood to make up the difference in space.

 Here it is all built.
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Here is the completed piece painted in antique white.  

Now it's time to let the purpose of this piece roll in...what would you use it for?

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Inspired by Mom- open cabinet

I have been invited to participate in "The Fab Furniture Flipping Contest" this month.  The theme is Inspired by Mom.  

Monday, April 27, 2015

A few projects worth mentioning...

I have been busy doing a few projects, nothing that hasn't been seen on many other blogs, but I still feel they deserve a mention, just not a whole post.

The hall tree has been done before...lots.  I believe I have 3 or 4 on my blog alone.  This one is interested because of the mirror.  It's my favorite part.  I made the flowers using egg cartons.  Want to know how?  It's on pinterest.

This next one was a super easy one- you just have to find the right piece.

This very chippy salvaged piece came out of an old house.  I'm not sure if it was part of a door or built ins, but I thought it was fantastic.  All I did was add hooks and some poly to seal it.

This antique foot stool was recovered using an old sack. I used hemp oil on the dry wood and it worked wonders.

Finally, this headboard.  I just love how it turned out.  It was just solid brown- not upholstery.  I decided to paint it and add the upholstery and tufting.  I think it turned out awesome.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Reviving an Antique Fainting Couch

At the time I picked up this antique fainting couch, I was ready to take on the enormous task of recovering it.

After tearing off all the old fabric, hundreds of buttons, and filling, it sat in my garage all winter.

I've done some tufting before, but this was by far the hardest one I have ever done.  It required 2 people since I could not reach both the top and the bottom at the same time.

Monday, April 13, 2015

A few milk paint projects

Just going to share a few pieces I recently painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  I'm growing quite fond of the stuff!