Monday, September 15, 2014

15 Couch Revivals

Hometalk asked me to create a board about couch revivals after seeing my painted couch.  I feel very honored to be asked. More than that, I was inspired by other couch revivals I found.  

These couch revivals range from very simple (cleaning), to complex (sewing and reupholstering).  You have got to check them out!

I know I will be trying some of these techniques out on other finds!

Click the photos to see the entire board and be inspired!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

What to do when you can't save the veneer

I received some freebies from a friend who bought a house full of stuff.  This desk was one of those great freebies:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Overhauling a settee

I'm not sure if this is an Eastlake settee or not.  Doing the research to find out- there isn't much out there.  I can tell you it is very old based on how it was put together.  Anyways, it was in a sad state when I got my hands on it.  I put it out there to see if anyone wanted it and to my surprise I had a huge list of people that were interested.  So, this is how the makeover of this settee went:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shortcut to that layered chippy look

Who says you have to use 3 quarts of paint when painting a large piece to get the layered chippy look?  Not me.  That's way too much work, time and money.  When a client asked me to paint this piece with baby pink showing through, I knew I wasn't going to paint the whole thing pink and then white...nuh uh.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Large wall clock- it's functional!

I was gifted a short little table, and instantly I would become a clock.  I had been admiring large wall clocks, but not their price tag.  Ever since I finished my wall of mirrors (scroll to end of post to see), I needed something different for over my mantel.  Mirrors on every wall just wasn't working.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ugly duckling to beautiful swan

So many of us pass by these tables.  They are outdated and chunky.  Let's look at it in another light.  Here is how I took this table from ugly duckling to beautiful swan.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Creating a chaise- 2 chairs combined

Many of you that have been to my blog before know I like to create different things.  Building is one of my favorite things to do.  This project is one of those!  I saw the inspiration on Pinterest here.