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When I created the heart-shaped patio in the backyard, hubby talked about wanting chairs that he could easily use. At the time, the only chairs on the patio were two Adirondack ones. Broken chair back One day, he came home from a run to the dump and said he had seen 2 chairs on the side of the road that someone was giving away. He said they were wood and leather and wanted to know if I thought he should go back and pick them up. Wood and leather? Well, yes! So, he went back to pick…
I was tired of seeing chair makeovers with materials that people can’t really afford to buy. I should move over to the group of folks who only DIYOAB (D I Y On A Budget).No offense to the Annie Sloan fans, but I have not yet talked myself into spending $35 on a can of paint.This is chair was found on the curb, so FREEEE-yaaayyyy! And needed some love. Little ugly right?Well not for long..If you’ve searched for chalk paint on Amazon you’ve probably seen the brand Folk Art. I can’t say…
Once again I’d been holding onto a broken piece of furniture. But instead of a broken bed frame I had been hoarding for 12 years (see that tutorial here: https://www.hometalk.com/43932345/repurposed-footboard-coatrack), this broken coffee table is one I found on the roadside for free!It sat in my living room for awhile and every month my husband would ask why I still had it. So, to prove to him that I can turn someone’s trash into our treasure and bring my schemes into reality I decide…
Do you have a vintage chair you would like to makeover? Does it seem a little intimidating? Scroll down and learn how to reupholster a chair with French country and Boho flair.Oh my, we are excited about this makeover! We are bringing together two styles in Ellie’s bedroom makeover, French Country and Boho. She loves the two styles and adding a bit of Boho flair to this French country piece is so chic. If you are more of a visual learner, we’ve created a video tutorial for you. Step…
When we were finishing our master bedroom makeover I knew I wanted somewhere to store my "collection" of throw blankets, pillow covers and bedding. I have a wooden vintage trunk that I absolutely love, but it is too small for my needs. So, I decided to DIY one based on that vintage trunk. I started by cutting the tounge & groove boards with a miter saw to the desired length, which for me was 32 inches. I needed 12 boards at this length to create the front, back, trunk bottom and the…
Have you ever tried resawing 2x4's?? If you like woodworking and are comfortable with a table saw, resawing 2x4's is a great way to save money on a project. I've cut 2x4's into 2x2's and 1x2's on this little DIY Side Table project. I've also used resawing just to trim the rounded edges off of 2x4's to give them a nicer, cleaner edge. You can see me resawing for this project in the video.For this table top, I spent less than $10 on the paint and wood. First, buy the nicest framing…