Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Oh these are so darling! I got the inspiration for this project from a blogger, Karen, who posted on Hometalk. You can see the original post on Hometalk HERE or check out her blog at Somewhat Quirky Design. She has some great content and you won't be disappointed!
I think this was a writing desk at one time. The previous owner spray painted it with a silvery-gray hammered finish paint and added a towel rack to the back. I'm not sure what it was re-purposed for, but I'm guessing it was perhaps used as a work table in a kitchen. But who knows? It looked like the veneer from the top was removed and there are a couple of splits in the wood. But otherwise the construction is sturdy. It has a center drawer for storage.
Monday, October 26, 2015
I'm getting caught up on blog posts for projects that I recently finished. So you might be hearing from me quite a bit this week. Today's post is for a vintage solid wood rocking chair that I found at a thrift store. This is one of my favorite styles of rocking chairs and I always pick them up if the chair is in fairly good condition. And if the price is right :-) It is very similar in style to the other rocking chairs that I refinished in the past year: the Colonial Style Rocking Chair and the chair that I refinished for my daughter.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
I don't really know what to call this piece, so I'm calling it a cabinet. On wheels (because it has wheels, but they are hidden underneath). Without eyes (I'll explain later). I think it's original purpose is to use in an office, but it could easily be used as a side table or night stand. In any event, I sort of messed this project up, but I did my best to save it, and think in the end it worked out OK. Not a home run, but good enough.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Changing upholstery on a chair seat is really quite simple and my initial intention wasn't to show a tutorial. But then I remembered there was a time when I didn't know how to do this, so I decided to go ahead and share just in case it might help someone else. I'd love to hear from you if you find this helpful or if you have other tips to share!