Vintage wing back chairs
We made these beautiful pair of vintage chairs for a client in Illinois. She sent us back a picture of them sitting in her living room. How cool!
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Our beloved pup, Oliver Sprout, decided that our favorite recliner would be a good spot to go on a scavenger hunt. After weeks of digging, a little at a time, we were left with holes and tears in the seat cushion. Not wanting to toss the comfy seating, we opted for a simple repair job. (More details photos on our post as they would not all fit here.)
This post was written in collaboration with 2 Chicks and a Toolbelt but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Wait until you see how to paint fabric and transform a piece into something amazing on a budget.Are you looking to update upholstered furniture on a budget? Learn how to paint fabric upholstery with chalk paint in 10 easy steps.If you are anything like me, I have so many pieces that need to be recovered. The upholstery fabric is out of date, dingy, and could use an update.Two years ago, I painted the fabric on an antique bench and it turned out amazing!And because that bench turned out so well, I painted the fabric on a vintage chair too that I found on Facebook Marketplace for a steal.I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again if you are considering recovering or deconstructing a piece anyway, why not try to paint fabric first?It’s no loss if it doesn’t work out, because you were planning to recover it anyway.And painting fabric is such an inexpensive way to update a piece.The final result is a dramatic change.
So… I am not much for doing upholstery. I can do quick little jobs that are easy but I scored these chairs off of Facebook Marketplace a while back and while I love the style of chair, I wasn’t really particularly in love with the fabric.
If you are like me and you like to eat outdoor rather than indoor. It doesn’t matter if you are just having your breakfast alone with the songbirds or a big family gathering. It’s always better outside. But, i found my round 4 chairs faux wicker table quite annoying. It’s small and not my style. For that, we thought about something built from scratch. That way we decided on the style, the size, the color and the BUDGET. The one we want is an 8 to 10 chairs capacity depending of the size of chairs. it’s exactly eight feet long, 42 inches wide and 28 inches high.If you have a small knowledge in working with wood this project is for you. Also if you are used to use the following tools the work gonna be much easier for you. You will use the miter saw, the kreg jig and the drill. We really didn’t use any extraordinary technique or tools to build it.I was inspired by the pottery and barns farmhouse table design. It has a beautiful X brass legs and along board as a table top we added a thin frame all around to bring everything together. For the table top boards we bought a specific wood boards that facilitate the assembly. They can go into each other without leaving any gap. I know how frustrating to get those beautiful X legs done and all the required tools and techniques. Here we did a little trick to have it done. Clever husband hhhh.the general cost of this table is 210 dollars. Did I Said 210$? Yes, that Includes wood boards, screws, stain and protection formula. A judge table like this will cost not less then 800$ from any store. So you are saving a lot here.
Happy May friends! I say this VERY tentatively but I think Spring might just be here – like all the way here, finally!!! Our cozy living series is back for another month with some springspiration for you. I truly hope that Spring has sprung where you are too?
With the improved outdoor temperatures, I have been fending off the pollenocolypse and spending more time outside working on my landscaping. One of my planned projects was to create a "living chair" as a landscape fixture in one of those what-do-I-put-here spots in the yard. I've seen a couple similar concepts around the internet, but no one seemed keen to share their how-to methods, so I decided to take it on and share my findings with my readers. Here's the details and supply list to get you inspired!
I found this cute vintage chair that would go great with a vanity I just painted. I wanted to be able to match it exactly, so they could be a set! It can be tricky bringing different pieces together, but in the end they look like a matching set. Here's how I did that.
I love chalk painting old chairs! It's way more fun than reupholstering in my book!I'll show you how to paint a fabric chair so it still feels soft. Also including a how to video on painting dandelions. These are super easy and can be painted on just about anything!
This post was written in collaboration with Zibra Brushes but all thoughts and opinions are my own.Have you ever painted upholstery fabric before? I tried it for the first time last year and the result is amazing!After another week of quarantine, I need to keep busy. For me, keeping busy is a distraction that brings me joy. I love tweaking things in my home to make my surroundings more beautiful. My latest project is painting fabric on a chair. It's an easy improvement that can transform a piece for very little money.
Pets and leather do not mix. I can’t tell you how many times my cat has scratched my leather armchair. But I wasn’t willing to give up my beloved armchair, or my cat for that matter. I have a quick fix for all of those scratch marks made by pets, kids, or just by accident. By using a leather repair kit I can get all the things I need to fix my chair without having to run all over the hardware store to find them. Want to learn how to do it yourself? Follow my step-by-step instructions and soon your couch will be looking as good as new!
We’ve had an Ikea Pello chair for a while, and really when you think about it, who hasn’t? The Poang and Pello chairs are some of the most recognizable IKEA chairs. They’re affordable, durable and SO comfortable.It may be due to all these qualities, but they have become ubiquitous – and quite frankly, lost their appeal. When you see something everywhere, the hype quickly morphs into boredom. So we turn to hacks and makeovers to bring a personal touch to our furniture – and this Ikea chair hack promises to bring loads of personality!Find the detailed step-by-step here!
With the price of lumber so high I went through my scrap pile of wood so I could build our new cat his own getaway. I gathered a lot of ideas of what I wanted, measured the walls, and started building. At the end of this post is a video I made showing the whole process.
I finally got around to doing something about my curtains. I found these at the thrift store years ago and gave them a makeover, but was ready for a change. We moved the furniture around in my room and we now have a fireplace under the window. The fireplace will be getting a makeover soon also, so any ideas are welcome! I wanted curtains that would close over the fireplace and that’s when these DIY Romantic Ruffle Curtains were created!
Today, I’m sharing how to recycle a broken urn. Because a piece has a broken piece off the edge, don’t throw it in the trash. Here I will share steps to fix the broken edge.By the way, if you have been following Cloches & Lavender for any time, you know I love to recycle. As an example, this cabinet needed some love. Because it still works with my French Country home, I used chalk paint making it petty again.Besides the cabinet project, I also have a collection of antique tea cups and saucers. Not a tea drinker like me? After some thinking I show how to make a plate wreath. Now, back to how to recycle a broken urn. I found this urn thrifting some time ago, and I have used in our home before. However, I was tired of hiding the broken side. So, it was time to fix the broken edge.Let’s Take A Look And See How To Recycle A Broken UrnBefore I begin, I wanted to mention, this urn is made of resin of some sort. So I feel this is the best and easiest solution.First, a piece of spackle tape is added to give a base to the urn. After the tape, using a chip brush I add joint compound. This is the beginning how to recycle a broken urn. Brushing also seemed to be the best way to apply joint compound to the tape.
This popcorn tin storage ottoman is so easy to make! Plus, it is great for camping, RVing, or using at home.When I found a large empty popcorn tin container at the thrift store for just 25 cents, I knew I had to buy it. But I didn’t know what to do with it. Until I realized it would be great as an ottoman around the campfire and in my RV!
Alissa HaganPlay Kitchen RemodelIt seems kitchens are a trending theme in my world recently. I have been helping a client with a kitchen remodel/refresh and now gave my girls' play kitchen a small makeover! I acquired this play kitchen before we even had kids. Honestly, I think it was even before we were married that I snagged the stove and the sink unit at a garages sale for $10. It sat for years collecting dust and moved three times, but I knew one day we would have kids and a play kitchen would be a great learning experience. I don't have pictures of what they looked like when i bought them, but just imagine wood kitchen units that left a lot to the imagination. The first makeover came when our oldest daughter was three. The stove unit got a door and hardware and the sink unit got an actual sink and faucet recycled from a bathroom remodel. We painted it a bright turquoise blue and gave it to her at Christmas. The first "remodel" cost us the price of spray paint and some hinges for the oven door. Everything else, the towel ring, faucet, sink bowl and oven handle were all recycled from a bathroom remodel my parents had done.
This post may contain an affiliate link. See my disclosure policy. Today I’m going to show you an amazing DIY upcycled lampshade project that shows you how to upcycle an old lampshade into a repurposed project that will be a unique decor item and conversation piece!
Full disclosure: This build was sponsored by Concrete Countertop Solutions. All opinions contained in this post and the associated video are my own.Have you seen the price of wood lately?! That’s a stupid question. Of course, you have. Due to the soaring cost of lumber, I decided to build this outdoor with the goal of using no wood at all.
So, I had a pair of nightstands that were destined for the dump. I kept them around for several years with the intention of throwing them out but for some reason I just couldn't part with them. I finally made the decision to give them a second chance!
A girlfriend and I hit up an outdoor flea market near me this weekend in Dover, New Hampshire. Followed up with a lobster roll at Stonewall Kitchen’s flagship store in York, Maine. Aren’t those just the best kind of days? Thrifting with the Gals I’d love to invite you to join me, along with some of the best thrifting gals I know over on Instagram every Wednesday, where we share all our thrifting adventures, and tips and tricks. We also share how we decorated with all of our finds every Thursday of the month here on the blog. So be sure to sign up for my newsletter to follow along.
In this post I will show you how to get a vintage finish on painted furniture. There are several applications that you could use to achieve an antique look, however there is one that i find to be the easiest.
When the weather gets warm enough, it's time to cross off all the outdoor projects you've had on your list before it gets too hot to actually get them done. Below are 5 easy outdoor projects I recommend doing now to get your home ready for warmer weather.*This post was sponsored by CTS Cement, however, all views and opinions are my own.1. Weatherproofing Weatherproofing is super important going into the summer months to save you from wasting a ton of energy from cold air leaking out and warm air working its way in. It also prevents moisture and insects from getting in and causing unnecessary damage to your home.Two ways to keep your home cool and dry in hot weather:Repair foundation cracks before they become a problem.
I always HATED my kitchen cabinets. First, they were 42" high, and I am short. My bottom cabinets were full. But I could reach and use only 2 shelves in the upper cabinets. The other 2 shelves in each wall cabinet were empty. Second, the wall cabinets were narrow, 11 inches deep. My dinner plates would not fit. My plate racks would not fit either. My storage containers and jars would not fit. Why did I need the wall cabinets?
In my quest to make my garden pretty this year, I have a bunch of fun projects I want to complete. I am taking you all with me on my garden decorating journey! I made the Garden Stepping Stones, and the Garden Flower Stake. They came out so cute! Today we are going to make a super cute clay pot garden gnome.Follow along and make one for your yard too!
My mom got this hammock at Kroger few years ago! It was only used for a short while when she intially got it, then it sat in her yard, in the weather for years, and as things do, it deteriorated over time. I always thought it was such a cool hammock because the stand folds up for easy storage, and the hammock is supported by two chains so it’s much easier to sit in than the traditional hammocks that have a single chain to support each end! Follow along on how I gave this old gal a new life!
Mounted ferns add beautiful decor to your inside or outside walls. You can use a wood slice, cutting board, or an old fence board to mount your fern onto. This living wall art is unique and beautiful. Be sure to subscribe to my blog at 804sycamore.com for more DIY and decorating projects and inspiration~