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Furniture makes the room! Have you ever wondered how to best place the furniture in your house, or which style of furniture would work best in your design scheme? When you're looking for furniture inspiration, browse photos posted by Hometalk members of their furniture successes, and, well, furniture purchases that didn't work so well. From repairing furniture to buying new furniture, and even building your own furniture, Hometalk is the first and only stop when it comes to talking about furniture.
I was at the Goodwill as I always am a few times a week and I spotted this metal bottom and glass top table. I thought it would be a challenge because I'm not usually keen on pieces like
this but something about it was calling my name. I paid 20 bucks for it. After it was sitting for quite sometime the idea of chalkboard paint for the surface came to me. I sprayed the top with Krylon black chalkboard paint, which is perfect for writing those little reminders of what to TiVo, what not to miss, or even just a daily reminder of how beautiful life is. As for the bottom half I decided on a green shade in Pistachio from the Krylon line. The bottom was so detailed I decided to spray paint it instead of using a brush. You can see the step by step process and more photos at my blog....http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/04/upcycled-metal-and-glass-table.html
Barns built and decorated, beautiful dining rooms, garden gates, Summer decor, and the ever present furniture transformation were just a few of the features from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House.
I'm an avid thrifter. I go out about 3 times a week in search of the gem among the rubble. I've been looking for a dresser for a while now and on my 3rd jaunt to one of my favorite Thrift
Stores last week I found this antique dresser, all wood, and dovetailed. The only flaws were the "dents" the employee said. If he only new......The roughness of the piece adds character. I took it home got immediate color inspiration from a flowered water color like print from a new throw pillow. I decided on doing two tones on the dresser and am thrilled how it all turned out.
1. Miniwax Water-Based Wood Stain in Green Tea
2. Pantone Paint in the color Nude with a Satin finish
3. Knobs- Hobby Lobby 50% off.
To see the process, my color inspiration and a funny little story about my missing knobs check out my blog http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/05/thrif...