At work we have a kids play area. This is great so parents can take their time choosing their colours and the kids are entertained! But wow, for a paint store, this table was really drab! I just couldn’t handle it any more, so I got to work!
Coral is one of my favorite colours. The perfect mix of orange and pink is amazing! I knew when I picked up two of these chairs for $11.00 I wanted a bright coral colour. So I went to the fabric store and found the fabrics that would be the inspiration for this whole project!
Herringbone! This is one of my favorite patterns. I just love it, it’s unique and a classic. I’ve always known I wanted a herringbone headboard. I was just waiting for the right room to have one, and finding the right supplies. And I did! All for under $20 too! Can you believe it?!
One day my little family and I were just driving up to our house when two doors down, I spotted a piece of furniture! It had my favorite word on it too, free! My hubby could tell my excitement and right away say no. Our house was beginning to look like a furniture store with all the projects on the go. At that time I think I had about 15 project pieces and a few upgrades to current furniture pieces on the go. And we had a small house.
I finally convinced him that this piece would only take me a couple days and when I was through with it, it would sell in no time! We also made a deal that I wouldn’t nag him about his golf day he wanted to have the next day. Little does he know I didn’t care about him golfing and love it when he can get out and do things he loves! But I put up a bit of a fight anyways just to ensure I could get the piece 😉 We walked down and grabbed the sofa table.
So, in the beautiful town I live in, once a year there is something called “Spring Clean Up” or “Free Dump Week” This is my, and all furniture refinishers and crafters favorite time of year! Everyone can put anything they want out for garbage pick up. Now most people, like myself, put out items that I know others may want or need. You may think it’s a little weird to have people rummaging through your garbage, but its a great way to recycle! Anything that I put out that didn’t get picked up by my fellow garbage pickers, I would actually bring back in the house and donate to the thrift store soon after, so its not all going in the landfill 🙂
Do you remember those tacky 80’s headboards? The ones with built in shelves? They were heavy, and dark, and awkward! Most of the time you could barely give them away for free, but here I was, jumping for joy when I found one for $10! I knew exactly what I wanted to do and already had my inspirational wallpaper on hand. This was going to be our daughters new book nook!
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Here is a fun project for you to try. Add some new paint and awesome detail to a simple chair for a new WOW factor!