discarded bench gets a cushy new look, painted furniture, reupholster

Discarded Bench Gets a Cushy New Look

I was picking up a chair from a seller on Craigslist and this was what I walked into. Imagine! Obviously I asked the seller whether they minded if I have a little looksie around. At the time, we were renovating over our garage so I didn't have storage area for anything big, but I couldn't resist this small little bench. I LOVED the legs and the color and thought that maybe I could brighten it up a bit without too much fuss. I had this runner from Homegoods with an upholstery project in mind… and it was almost meant to be it fit this bench so perfectly. For a full step by step, tutorial check out my blog!

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How To Build A Corner Fireplace Surround & Mantel With Airstone & Oak

When we bought our home, the existing gas fireplace was sitting on a tile insert in the corner of the room. It was functional, but it was pretty plain. My husband and I decided to build up a fireplace surround to give it a finished, beautiful look. Besides, I really wanted somewhere to hang all the homemade stockings that I’ve made my family over the years. I searched the internet for inspiration for my corner fireplace, but I didn’t really see anything that had the look I was envisioning. So we decided to just build everything from scratch. The woodworking was one the harder projects we’ve tackled in our home, but I’m really pleased with how it turned out! So read ahead to see how we got the fireplace surround of our dreams!

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How to Makeover a Rug in an Afternoon for $5

After living with a stained rug for quite a while, I decided to give it fresh new look with some simple acrylic paint. I completed in an afternoon for $5! I found my inspiration at West Elm, measured and taped off the design, then started my painting. Get the full tutorial at the blog.

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Faux Brick Wall

I have wanted an exposed brick wall for quite some time, but don't live in a place where I can do some demo to expose one myself so I went with a fun alternative! This faux brick wall paneling is a quick and cheap option if you are wanting to give a wall a bit of industrial character. With some liquid nails, some grout and of course the panels you get a great brick look-a-like! This is a great option for renters too as you are able to install it with only nails if needed and can remove it when you move!

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DIY Coffee Table

Are you fed up with searching stores and websites for furniture that you just don't fall in love with? Why not create your own coffee table for around $50!!
After a few weeks of searching thrift stores, Home Goods, Overstock etc. for a coffee table for my newly renovated basement I gave up! I couldn’t find what I wanted within my budget… soo you guessed it… I decided that I (By I, I mean Jason) would build our own! This turned out to be the best option since I could customize the design and spend a lot less than what stores were asking!
You can find the complete step by step plans over on my website here. Trust me when I say anyone can do this!! It was SO simple.

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How to Paint an Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Can't get over how expensive rugs can be? I sure am! So I decided to make a high end look with a low end budget I painted an $18 rug to punch up my space. Read the whole tutorial on the blog!

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Gave My Lamp Shade a New Life

I had this lamp with a damaged shade so for about $5-$8 I created a new shade and it took about two hours.

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Fireplace Makeover

Brick fireplace makeover with stained wood.

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Living Room Makeover

We are officially LIVING in our new house and we could not be happier! The projects have only just begun, and I’m so excited to be sharing my first one in our new house. It’s no secret I’ve always been a fan of wainscoting, so I knew I wanted to do something to the walls in our new house.

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Living Room Remodel With a Little Bit of Paint and New Flooring!

When we first looked at purchasing our home, it was the large open space that got us! (Definitely not the once-white carpet!)

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Living Room Goes From a Cabin to Cottage Fresh

When we bought our house, my husband was a bit confused why I liked it so much. It looked much like a cabin with dark paint colors and lots and lots of oak wood - which he knew was not my style. I assured him, all it would take was a whole lot of paint - and we would feel right at home.

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DIY Vintage Fur Ottoman From an Old Cable Spool!

We have been wanting a small foot rest or ottoman for our sun room for a while. Recently, fur ottomans have been popping up all over the place - but they can be pricey. So when I found this old tattered (real!) fur coat at the thrift shop for $8, I snapped it up.

10 day diy living and dining room renovation

10-Day DIY Living and Dining Room Renovation

Did you know that less than two weeks you can completely renovate your living and dining room? In this room renovation, we removed decade old wallpaper, painted the walls, and replaced the flooring. All of the furniture remained the same, and look what a difference it made!

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Arhaus Inspired Coffee Table

Hey everyone! A little while back I made my Arhaus inspired end table. It has been my favorite build so far and I wanted a coffee table to go with it. This is a pretty easy build and great for a weekend project. Here is how I did it!

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Living Room Makeover

After we finished our home renovation late last year, the room I was most excited about redecorating was the living room. It is the room you first see when you walk in the house and I really love the result.
My color scheme is grey and yellow with a lot of neutrals/white and some pops of green.

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Room Divider With Grit and Grace

My Mantra: Grit and Grace. I'm a country girl at heart and you never completely take the country out of a girl.

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A third generation family cottage before and after

This cute cottage had been in my clients family for a few generations. She wanted to update it for her family. The living room was very dark and cavelike. Painting the pine walls and floor opened everything up. We reused a good amount of her treasures, the wicker was painted and reupholstered.
What do you think?
See the whole post with lots more photos here http://cynthiaweber.com/a-third-generation-cottage-gets-a-little-sprucing-up/

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How to Stencil a Metallic Foil Wall Finish

You don’t have to choose between laid-back style and luxurious glamour — simply blend the two to create your own boho-glam room makeover! The secret sauce to an appetizing, gypsy-inspired interior is layering metallics and pattern. In this DIY tutorial, we show you how to use gold, metallic jewel tones, and Global Gypsy Stencils to create a moody luxe-look on an accent wall.Click play and watch this DIY stencil tutorial to see how to create a shining example of boho glam with metallic foils and Persian-inspired wall designs.

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How I Repurposed a Reclaimed Light Fixture and Turned it Into This

I was doing a kitchen remodel and wanted a unique - one of a kind light fixture above my dining room table. I love old lanterns and wanted to carry the same theme.

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Billy Bookcase Built-Ins

Phew! This project required a little more time and planning than what I thought it would take. Plus I needed some extra glasses of mimosas as well along the way from start to finish. But it was all worth it at the end of the day because I love the new look of our living room. These billy bookcase built-ins totally changed the room.

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DIY Wall Art and Reading Nook

Wall Art and Hanging Swing Reading Nook!

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DIY Beveled Mirror Tile Overmantel

I had a large empty space over my fireplace and wanted a wall with some wow.

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Bold Living Rooms

This custom wall unit lends a bold addition to the living room space. A black/slate grey contrast wall adds a neutral but lively statement to the area. The white console and wall piece paired with the red television background piece is unique and will quickly command attention. DAYORIS specializes in bringing creative concepts to life.

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The Carved Cherry Media Chest

I was asked to design and build a free standing chest on which to place a large television and house various media components and speakers, with practical consideration of the size, proportion and equipment ventilation. As audio/visual technology changes continually, the chest was to be of heirloom quality that would retain its individual character and value long after today's purpose is obsolete. Aesthetically, the design evolved as the chest occupies one of the focal points of an arts and crafts style great room. The home is in the town of Cambria, California. A location that is also home to one of the last stands of Monterey Pine forests on the West Coast.
Planning is essential. Concept sketches to dimensional renderings to working drawings, selections of wood, joinery techniques and finishes must be precalculated. My greatest satisfaction continues to be in the process of developing the idea and sifting through the practical ways of making it. This is certainly true as I developed the doors for the chest. The interlocking and open carving of the tree motif is designed and structured for years of enjoyment.

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Interior Design for a Fireman

We recently wrapped up an interior design job for a local Troy fireman. the fireman was awesome to work with and pretty much gave me free reign to design, purchase, and install furniture/decor for his dining and living room.