Driftwood gray table and chair makeover: how it happened. I already had these two clunky 70s chairs given to me, found on the roadside by my picker cousin. They’ve been on hand since last summer waiting for me to do something with them. One visit to my local Habitat for Humanity Restore produced a matching… Read More Driftwood Table and Chairs
Matching side tables to paint are hard to find. My usual search rotation includes Habitat for Humanity Restore. It was the favorite place for donating my Dad’s household furniture when the time came. His two side tables were still there waiting for a buyer since November. The site of them yanked at me and there… Read More Side Tables Farm Red
There is that piece of furniture in your house – a buffet, dresser, wood chairs, TV stand, end tables, or night stands – you’ve been looking at for years. Same ol’ same. Tired of the water stains, chipped up legs, it’s too dark and you are ready to throw it in the trash heap? Re-funk… Read More Got an Ugly Piece?
Let vintage magazines inspire you to decoupage anything. I love the creative process, reading the articles, and recognizing the changes from then to now. I found Look and Life magazines from 1959 in an estate sale last summer for $1 each. It took 6 magazines to cover this mini coffee table. The old piece was… Read More Decoupage Furniture Using Vintage Magazines
Vintage steamer trunks are very versatile and have become popular in urban, industrial, shabby chic home decor, including steampunk styling. I have had one of my own for over 35 years. Vintage trunks belong at the end of the bed to store blankets or as an end table storing photo albums and scrap books. This… Read More Steamer Trunk Makeover
Country cottage styling is not too different from Shabby Chic. The way that I’ve seen the difference is in the colors. I’m sure an expert could describe more. Frankly, it seems to me so-called experts or professionals make this stuff up. Call a style any thing you want and it works, (except Steampunk and Rustic).… Read More Country Cottage End Table UPGRADED
This style of table is perfect for a new design that is getting popular. See the gold ‘socks’ at the bottom of each leg? It adds a nice bit of bling to an otherwise still cute table. Decoupage is one of my favorite things to do and it makes an eye catching design for a… Read More Pink Rose Sage End Table Nightstand
Any piece with lots of detailing and grooves is an invitation for glazing. A black top is classic shabby chic style perfect for this find plus is a Thomasville, heavy and solid. I used my stand by old white chalk paint under charcoal glaze, just enough to create that shabby look. The handles I was… Read More Classic End Table