Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boring beige to Boho Chic!

This is something I've been wanting to do.  I finally tackled it and am so happy I did.  I turned a boring beige chair into a fun and vibrant Boho chic chair.

I did not take pictures of the journey this time, but I'm sure you can still appreciate the before and after.

Look at this vintage plain beige chair.  After taking off "most" of the fabric...I know I'm getting lazy...
I cut different pieces of some fun colored fabrics and here is what it became:



 The cushion is different on both sides depending on your preference or color scheme.  Isn't it fun?

There you have it.  Isn't it hard to believe this chair was just beige before?

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

10 Different ways to repurpose shutters

I thought I would share my collection of shutter ideas with you.  This summer I have run across so many at sales!

Let's get started, shall we?

Make a hall tree

Mail holder

corner shelf

Small shutter shelf




Awesome display or just simple wall art
Build a rolling cart
Add doors to a book case or cabinet



Display photos

Add shelves


 Shutter shelf

Which is your favorite?

I hope you found some new ideas for your shutter collection.  I'm always looking for new ideas, so if you have one, please share!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bi-fold doors into a mudroom bench

I love using things I have to make something totally different.  It all started with 2 sets of bi-fold doors.  I finally got around to turning them into a mudroom bench.

Follow along and see what I else I re purposed...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

12 DIY wine bar ideas

I've made a few wine bars.  It's fun to see all the different ways you can make one.

Here is a collection of 12 different DIY wine bars.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Simply painted

I don't post about all of my projects.  You can only get interested in so many painted things.  I like to share different ideas, but today I will show you a few simply painted pieces.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Labor of Love- Eastlake buffet makeover

This piece had definitely seen better days!  This Eastlake buffet is missing its top portion.  I'm assuming it was very ornate with carved details as Eastlake usually is.  All I have is this base with a cracked and warped top, falling off pieces and in need of some kind of refinishing.

I hemmed and hawed about how to refinish it.  My very first thought was to stain it.  Don't ask me why, I don't really do a lot of staining.  It's a lot of work, messy and stinky!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wine bar made from a door!

My neighbor was asking me if I could come up with a bar that doesn't take up much room.  She had a small spot for it in the house and wanted to be able to bring it onto the deck for entertaining.

I started with just a solid wood door.