So, Cara picked up this chair at a yard sale for nearly nothing. It was the end of the day on a Sunday and the people were practically giving things away. The wood finish and caning, though not horrible, had certainly seen better days, but the upholstery was in really good shape. I just could not see putting a bunch of time into reupholstering when the chair didn’t really need it. So then it begs the question: How do you update a chair without changing the upholstery? The first step … [Read more...] about Updating a Chair Without Reupholstering
Sorry for the longer-than-I-wanted absence. It's been one of those weeks where you have about 10 things needing your attention and nothing's getting completed. I finished the pair of armchairs that I had been working on. The stamp on the bottom said that these are from Henredon Fine Furniture, which (I learned from Google) is a very hoity toity big deal furniture company. They are very well made and comfy chairs. I showed you in my last post how they looked when I brought them home from the … [Read more...] about Damask and Denim
Well, Cara and I have been hard at work all week on projects, but don't have any completed pieces to show you good folks as of yet. We don't want to break the pace and leave you hanging with no word from the TL gals, so I thought I'd do a little post on (arguably) the cutest, most rewarding, heaviest used, most FUN project I've ever taken on (and I've taken on more than my fair share in my day): The Play Kitchen I built for my Bugga Boo this past Christmas! DON'T MISS: A Comfy Cast-off OR A … [Read more...] about The Bugga Boo’s Play Kitchen
I made an adorable little back pillow for the Turquoise Chair last night. LOVE it!! Definitely puts the exclamation point on the project, don't you think? This one's ready to go... I'm going over to Cara's house this morning so we can work on a dining room table and chairs and the pair of arm chairs I picked up at the GW on Saturday. The creative juices are a-flowin'! Can't wait to get stuff done to show you all! SEE ALSO: A Comfy Cast-off OR A Turquoise Transformation Happy … [Read more...] about Final Touch on the Turquoise Chair!