Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monogram Sign

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to be finished with my chair, but in the same breath I always have to have a project going.

Thankfully it didn't take me long to figure out what to do next.

I had seen a wooden wall sign on a recent trip to a local boutique, but there was no way I was going to shell out $200 for it.

I had to figure out a way to make my own version.

It started off with a frame I found in my neighbor's trash.

I sanded it and painted it with leftover paint from my powder room makeover, BM Grey Owl. I then wiped RL tea stained glaze over that.

The actual sign part required a trip to Lowe's for a piece of pine.

I cut the pine board to fit inside the frame and then painted it with my free linen white paint from Glidden.

The stencil I created on our home printer.

The finished project cost a total of $8.00

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My $20 Craigslist Chair Makeover

I bought this antique chair off Craigslist over a year ago brought it home put it in the garage and put it out of my mind.

This past week I decided I should do something with it, so the first thing I did was strip it down to the springs which I noticed needed to be retied.

Luckily, I had remembered my sister sent me a book on reupholstering months before, and fortunate for me there was a chapter on retying springs. YAY!!!!

This little book became my best friend for this project.

Once the springs were tackled I moved onto covering it with fabric.

Can you guess what kind of fabric I used?

I used dropcloth.
I absolutely love the end result.

P.S. linking to:
Furniture Feature Fridays
Feathered Nest Friday@frenchcountrycottage

Show and Tell Friday@romantichome
Saturday Nite Special @funkyjunkinteriors