I got these chairs for FREE! Someone thought these chairs were garbage, but I saw a great opportunity. I've re-upholstered plenty of chairs, but I never upholstered the back of a chair, but that changed with this project.
My friend had an old, beat-up dresser that she was getting ready to rummage or throw out. I said I'd take it and make it new again. I've seen fantastic dresser transformations but my favorites are the ones where the dresser becomes a bench with storage space. So I knew exactly what I was going to do with the old piece of furniture.
I found a set of old Duncan Phyfe style chairs at a thrift shop. They were scratched, stained, flat, and musty. They must've been stored in a basement for quite a long time because the smell was potent. After some TLC, I was able to give these chairs a new life!
As I've been browsing the internet, looking for inexpensive ways to get a nice backsplash, I came across Smart Tiles. They give the look of tiles at a much lower price and a lot less labor. There's still some labor and you definitely need to pay attention to your measurements, but it's easy once you get on a roll!
I decided that I want to add some character to our guest bathroom. One of the simpler projects I took on was adding a little color to our plain, tan shower curtain.
This was a fun and fairly easy project, and I got to work on this one with a great group of friends! My friend had a collection of old frames that she'd collected from thrift stores over the years and wanted to finally put them to good use. With a staple gun, wire cutters, and chicken wire, we ended up with rustic wall decor. One friend used their piece to hang family photos with clothes pins. Another friend used their chicken wire frame as part of a baby shower game. I needed a place to keep my jewelry, that was easily accessible and a pretty display.
I've been wanting to remodel our guest bathroom for a long time so when I saw an old oak bathroom cabinet at a rummage sale for $3, I knew I had to have it. I didn't exactly what I wanted to do to upgrade the bathroom but I had a color scheme in mind and I started with dark brown and some vintage-style designer paper.
The first time I made a cement fire bowl, it was intimidating because I've never worked with concrete/cement and it's so heavy and permanent. Since I've made my first bowl, I've had no problems using concrete in my projects!
I've always wanted a tall mirror with a thick frame. I was going to go out and buy some wood to make my own, but then we bought a new tv and I suddenly had a ridiculously big cardboard box... and I had a thought. What if I could use this thick, heavy cardboard to make a frame? So I gave it a try!