Remember the cane chair I found at a yard sale last summer? Well, after looking at it for months, I finally bought some fabric for it when Mod Green Pod had a sale a few weeks back. MGP released their organic cotton Anticipate fabric in a new color not long ago, and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect for this project! The chair is relatively small, so I wanted fabric featuring large-scale pattern.
My husband and I plan to paint the chair white and reupholster the seat and back cushions. And I’m really looking forward to getting my hands dirty again! It’s been too long since I’ve had a project!
I went back and and forth about whether I would go to some yard sales this past weekend. Boy, am I glad I did! Look what I found:
I have some bright, beautiful plans for this little lady! She doesn’t have a name yet, but she had two sisters that I’m regretting leaving behind. They couldn’t all fit in my car, but I DID get the phone number of the lady hosting the yard sale. I think I’m going to call her up and see if they went unsold. As much as I try to tell myself we don’t have the space, I can already see that refinishing furniture is something I NEED to do. It’s just calling me! :: READ THE FULL POST
This summer hasn’t left me with a lot of time to go to thrift stores or yard sales (or do anything else, really), but I did do a little thrifting this weekend. That small trip solidified my desire to refinish outdated furniture for resale. Some of the gems I found, but had to leave behind:
I fell in love with this cane back barrel chair immediately. Sure, it’s ugly now, but it would be really easy to reupholster, since the two cushions aren’t attached to the frame. I would love to see it painted yellow, or some other bright color, with a new fabric to bring it into the 21st century. I was THIS close to buying it, since it was only $20 and small enough to fit in my trunk. But alas, it was not meant to be. :: READ THE FULL POST
A few weeks ago, I introduced you to Grace, the awesome channel-back chair I picked up for the low price of $0, thanks to Freecycle. I’ve been reading a LOT of posts about reupholstering complicated chairs, and I have to say I’m a little intimidated by the idea of taking her apart. But one of my readers, Susie Goldstein of Susie Goldstein Interiors, took the initiative to send me photos of similar chair that have been refinished. I have to say, I’m really inspired by her finds:
Via Etsy seller Fabulous Pieces
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I found out last week that our local Habitat for Humanity had planned a huge rummage sale — 30 families combined PLUS items from the Habitat ReStore — to benefit the organization’s home-building projects. There was no way in the world I could pass up such a huge opportunity to find great vintage items, and I had a couple of specific items in mind. I wanted to get a dresser for my daughter’s room and some throw pillows to use inside some new covers. I didn’t find everything on my list, but I did score some great finds, as you can see in the image above. :: READ THE FULL POST