Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fun settee makeover

I have wanted to do a whimsical and fun upholstery job for some time and finally got the chance.  I was asked to make over this settee with various fabrics to give it a new look.
It was still in good condition minus the rip in the fabric.  I chose multiple fabrics to recover this settee.
Pulling staples on these things takes a lot of work.
 Here is the settee after upholstering the whole thing but without the cushions.
 I made the cushions reversible with green on one side...

And burgundy on the other.  This settee was just like recovering a wing back chair but it has 2 cushions and requires more fabric.  I just did a tutorial on how to upholster a wing back if you want to check it out.  It was fun to put it together, however, I will not be upholstering for a while.  With the weather turning nicer, I will be outside painting!!!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Upholstering a wing back chair

In my opinion, a wing back is one of the hardest chairs to upholster.  Lots of pieces, piping, sewing, etc.  In this case I lucked out since I didn't have to sew a cushion, but still had lots of pieces and piping.  Follow along as I make over this wing back.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lantern gets a patina finish

I picked up this old lantern from a garage sale last summer.  I finally got around to deciding how to paint it.  I purchased this paint kit from Michael's , it's a patina antiquing set and it was on clearance!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Old Ottoman Gone Cute

Can you turn an ugly old ottoman cute?  Sure you can.  Fabric can do so much!  Take this old ottoman/foot stool for example.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Paint your kitchen cabinets- the easy way!

OK, how many of you out there find it a bit overwhelming just thinking about painting all of those kitchen cabinets?  I know I did.  I have a fairly large amount of cabinets and really wanted to paint them, but kept putting it off.  It is a major project, but I am here to show you how to do it easier.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gold dipped end tables

I didn't really have anything new and exciting to show you.  I thought I would share these end tables.  There is no before photo so you will have to imagine them in a worn cherry finish.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tiered pedestal stand

While at my local goodwill store I was browsing for those cheap pieces you could do something with.  I cam across a wooden platter and a wooden bowl.  Since they were super cheap,  I picked them up.