Nobody wanted this dated lumpy sofa. The springs were shot and the upholstery was way past it's best. But.....those amazing carved arms couldn't be ignored!
Using Crates & Pallet Large and Small Wooden Crates from The Home Depot and finished with a piece of plywood or wood of your choice, this Crate Desk is a fun conversation piece for an office, craft room, or dorm room, at a very reasonable price!
My mud room is literally a “mud” room. I had a cheap particle board shelf that I used for shoes, hats, gloves & the dog’s leash but it would collapse on a regular basis. I looked around for something inexpensive to replace the shelf that could also accommodate coats but couldn't find that piece that was “just right”. I decided to take some measurements & build what I was looking for.
My design, with my brother’s tools & know-how, we worked together & this was our result.
This took about 8 free pallets & a few purchased 2x4s. We made a frame out of the 2x4s & then covered all of them with the reclaimed pallet material.
When I bought my vintage bike years ago, I knew it was extra special... But having moved and downsized, she needed to find a home where she didn't collect dust. When no one wanted to buy her, my vision of making a credenza was born!
My husband and I recently moved to Florida and I have decorated our home mostly with a beach theme. We met this chain saw wood designer who has a farm here in our town and I purchased a solid Oak plank. Not knowing what I was going to do with it... I starter to clean it up and grinding the rough bark.
I have an obsession with coffee. It could also be called an addiction. An unhealthy dependency. Whatever. Point is, in the mornings, I love drinking coffee.
Its not just about the need for caffeine by 8:30 am or my head will explode and I become a not so nice person. Its about my waking up process. My routine.
The sun is just rising and the house is quiet. The birds aren't making tons of noise yet. The water outside is peaceful. It is my favorite time of day. Just me on the couch, with my coffee and sometimes a dog or two, mentally prepping for the day, e-mailing, blogging and slowly waking up. When the weather is right, I'll take my coffee and computer outside to sit on the deck. ...
I was looking for something fun for my daughter for Christmas. She has received so many things I have made over the years. I was running out of ideas. Until I got this one.
I always wanted a place outdoors to entertain, even if it rains.
This was a BIG project for me. I had no written plan, so a LOT of this was trial an error...this is my disclaimer :-) I am NOT a PRO
Before anyone goes crazy telling me I am crazy to do this to a piano, the soundboard was warped and the inner pieces were missing a LOT to be playable. As well, the veneer was destroyed from years of setting some sort of water containers on top. For those following my posts - THIS would be the piece that I demonstrated the * how to get veneer off* posting.
Now for the fun - The progress shots! This piece is so stunning in person. Photos do it no justice. We did a photo shoot to show 3 possible ways to use this. And yes I know there is a VCR in it HAHA!!! Shhh.... look away - it's just to give an example as an entertainment unit! (which would look amazing in our house so it's going to be a toughy to sell this beauty!) All of the inner parts will also be repurposed into furnishings or art. Nothing in this project will be sent to the dump! Aside from the stripped veneer scraps! Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/gypsybarn for more repurposing fun!
If you like mirrored anything or are looking to glam up your TV Stand, this is a great video for you to watch. I'll show you step-by-step how to add mirror and overlay to the front of your TV Stand for a fraction of the cost if you were to purchase it at the store. This style is very Art Deco. Check it out! Plus, I will share all the supplies you will need.
A client of mine ordered a headboard bench with storage for one of her daughters. She brought her daughter out to the farm to pick out the headboard, paint and fabric and this is the headboard she picked out. She also requested storage under the seat.
I made a big sofa purchase for our small living room about 13 years ago, spending more than I ever thought I would on a piece of furniture. It's held up well after years of use but was starting to look and feel it's age. The cushions were sagging and felt uncomfortable after sitting on them for a period of time.
This guy's wife has learned to not get upset when he pulls a u-turn to pick up junk off the side of the road. This East Coast Upcyclers project is brought to you by chairs found on the side of the road, a gifted headboard, reclaimed deck wood, salvaged nails and oops paint.
Selling lemonade as a kid is a sweet and great experience! Especially when you have an awesome lemonade stand to attract customers. This lemonade stand was repurposed from a nightstand. It was easy peasy!
We cleaned out the attic a few months ago. Our old crib was a drop side model and had a dated finish. I knew that should we have grandkids, I wouldn't feel safe putting them in this crib. I wanted to repurpose as many of the pieces as I could rather than have them languish in the attic.
I absolutely hated the microfiber our sectional was made of, but we didn't have the money for a new couch. So I decided to recover the cushions using the old covers as a template.
I am the biggest procrastinator there ever lived. I knew for months that my parents would be coming in July. For some reason, I just can not bring myself to turn the playroom into a guest room. Partly because I have no extra budget to work on it. Also because if any project involved me painting a room, I avoid it like a plague. So of course two days before my parents were supposed to be here, I panicked and started on the guest room. This headboard was the first project. Actually it is not even a headboard. It is a piece of Bella's crib that I saved. Here it is in its glory...covered in stickers.
I'm not typically a fan of painting upholstery...I feel like new fabric is always the better option. In this case, the lovely French Provincial sofa was only $20, but with all that gorgeous tufting, reupholstering it was nearly $1000. Considering this couch was for use in my paint studio, I did not want to have to be super careful about it getting paint on it, getting dirty, etc...paint seemed like a good option. Plus, if it went horribly awry, it was only $20!