Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1 table into 3 projects; project 2

If you missed my Monday post, you might want to check it out.  I am showing you how I turned 1 table into 3 project.  Project 1 can be found here.  Today, project 2 is our focus.  A ruffle pouf.

I admit, this project is my "what was I thinking" project.  I say that not because it took a lot of skill, no certainly not.  I say that because it took A. Lot. Of. Time.
First I will show you where this part came from

Sunday, October 27, 2013

1 table into 3 projects; project 1


This week I am going to share with you 3 projects made from 1 table.  I picked up this table at a garage sale.  I thought it was unique, then I got to thinking about those gorgeous legs!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Simply grey- a chair makeover

Yet another chair makeover.  I told you before,  I love chairs so when I find one that needs some love, I can't resist!  This one was found already stripped down and ready for a new cover.  Thank You!!!! Whoever took out the million tacks and staples, my hand appreciate it!

I pulled out lots of fabric possibilities and settled on a grey and white damask.  It will be simple, neutral and elegant.
I primed it and painted it white.  Then to make those details pop, I glazed over them with a grey glaze.
A little closeup for you :)
Some jute webbing was used to support the back of the chair since it was just a gaping hole.
Remember to fold over the end and staple to tack it down again.  This will hold it better and longer.
After doing the webbing across the back I covered it with some burlap.
Then came the foam...
and the batting.
As always I covered the seat first, then the front of the chair.  Lastly came the back.  You can see in this photo there is also burlap on the back of the chair.  There are lots of options for securing the back on.  Lots of times I cardboard tack the top then stitch the sides.  In this case I tacked the top then used some nail heads to secure the back on.
She's all done and I love how it turned out.
I wish I knew what the chair originally looked like, but...
We'll never know.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Skirted vanity stool

One ordinary vanity stool becomes an elegant accessory by recovering it then adding tulle. This vintage stool is a pretty neat thing.  It swivels and is sturdy, but needs a new cover.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Broken doll crib gets new life

I have had this broken crib in my basement for over a year.  I know!  I hated seeing it every time I walked by, but I couldn't part with it.  I knew I could make it into something.  Then I had a "duh" moment.  I make cribs and beds into benches, why not make this one into a doll bench?

Friday, October 18, 2013

DIY Halloween Bats

Like most kids, my kids love Halloween.  I am a little lacking in the Halloween decor so I decided to make some more.  My son thinks bats are cool and I have the perfect place to put a few.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chalkboard frame from a chair

I am about to show you a roadkill rescue that my mom got for me. Thanks mom! This old garden rocking chair had seen better days.  The rockers were broken off and this chair has aged from being out in the elements.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Modern flair on a vintage chair

I found this vintage chair with its original upholstery so I knew it was made in 1965.  The bottom of the chair said so.  Structurally great, but the fabric was sad.
I decided to add a modern flair to it.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Going black- 2 unique tables

I am trying to get my garage cleaned out to prep for the frosty mornings that will be approaching faster than I would like.  Instead of doing all the fun fall crafts I have been seeing, I have been trying to finish a few larger things in my garage.  These 2 tables are some of those items.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chair recovered with a sack

What I am about to show you is no idea of mine.  It isn't even a difficult makeover, but I love the end result!  This black chair was found at a garage sale...for $1!  Love that price!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Loving the gold! Footstool update

I don't know what it is lately that has me thinking about Gold.  Yes, gold shiny furniture.  I have used it quite often lately and am loving the results.  I found this footstool and just loved the legs.  In my vision I was painting them gold.  Luckily I had the perfect fabric.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wheat grass waterfall dresser

That's right, wheat grass! Have you ever heard of such a color?  Well, Sherwin Williams makes it and I painted with it.  This waterfall dresser was in pretty rough shape.  The drawers weren't sliding nicely and the paint was chipping. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sparkly BOO Sign

Hi all!  I have seen so much fun Halloween and Fall stuff in blog land and in stores that I just had to get in on the fun!  This project is so easy my kids helped me do it!  I had my kids have a turn painting some scrap wood black.