Friday, May 27, 2011

Upcoming Projects

I haven't done any new projects in about two weeks but I'm excited about some that I will be doing. I picked up a couple of chairs to redo. The one that I"m most excited for is the console tv that I picked up at the thrift store yesterday. I saw some ideas online and I can't wait to try this out. I also have a couple of lighting projects I plan on doing. The bigget thing I have coming up is my bathroom remodel. I so want to get this done and out of the way so I can move onto my kitchen. I will post pictures of all of these things as I'm doing them. Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone.

Tina

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Completed chairs.

Ok so here are the completed chairs that I've been working on. They weren't to bad to do but I had to adjust a couple of things as I was going. I put in a picture of how I did the backs. I used cardboard, tacks and masking tape to keep everything together. I went ahead and added some white upholstering tacks to the backs to make sure they stayed in place. They also add a little something extra to them. Now I need to find one more wooded chair and I'll be set. I also need to redo my table as I took a chunk out of it with the jig saw while doing another project. Yeah I shouldn't have done that on my table but lesson learned, I guess. Lol. I hope you guys like them as much as I do.

Tina







Sunday, May 15, 2011

Redoing Parsons chairs

I will write more about these chairs later. I picked the two of them up for $12 at the thrift store. I've only gotten the one redone. So here is a brfore and after.








Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Oh the possibilities..

Hmmm.. What to do with these. I have some thinking to do.


I love polka dots...

I love seeing potential in things that others over look at the thrift store. I found this chair that I think cost me a whole $4. I brought it home made it sturdy, gave it a new paint job and some cute new polka dots fabric. For around $15 I got a super cte new dinning chair. So next time you see something that catches your eye bye it and create something wonderful.





Saturday, May 7, 2011

$5 Thrift store find..

Here is a table that I picked up at the thrift store for five bucks. It had rail along the sides and the back. I took those off filled the holes with wood putty and sanded it down when it dried. I paint it a light green and then put a brown glaze over that to give it an older  look. Added some new hardware and now I love it.






My mason jar lights.

This is the light fixture that I made. It was super easy. I got a simple pendent kit for Menards for about $25 and found the mason jars at a local antique store for about $15 for all three. I cut a hole  in the lid of the jar. Some have glass in the lids. I just broke it out and threw it away. I attached the lids to the pendent with the parts that come with the light kit. I attached the jars and there you have it.





My first attempt at reupholstering.

I found these ugly but sturdy green barrel chairs at my local thrift store for $5 a piece. I purchased them with the hopes of finding slipcovers for them. Well the ones that I bought were to big and wasn't what I was looking for. So they sat for a while and in the mean time I found two wingback chairs that I had to have. I wanted to reupholster them but have never done it. So I did my research and decided to start with my small ugly green chairs. Well I have to say that the hardest part of this whole project was taking the old fabric off while keeping it in tact so that I could make patterns from them. Soooo many staples and my hands hurt for days after. I found the fabric that I used online after lots of searching for just the right one and off I went. After only stabbing myself twice (thumb and wrist) and lots of patience I came out with a brand new chair. I hope this inspires some people to try this because it was so worth it. Below is a run down of the total cost and the before and after pictures. Enjoy..

Chairs- $10
Fabric- 6 yards for $44
Batting- $12
Tac strips- $8
Buttons- $2.50