Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Easy and Cheap Wicker Chair Update

I love wicker because it makes me feel like I am at the beach. Well, not really. Living in Colorado a mile higher than the beach definitely has it's own look, but wicker I still love (hubby and I both grew up in CA and love that beachy feel). However, most wicker isn't the color I like and so after buying the pair off of Craigslist (pictured above in the Before picture), I knew it needed to be changed. Plus, looking at those hideous cushions I knew I needed to change those too. Thankfully I had a way to update the color easily (and in less than an hour), and found a way to update the cushions for $10 and with a staple gun!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Furniture 411

What is Furniture 411 and how can it help You?

The birth of Furniture 411 is thanks to friends and family who gave me the idea that this FREE service would be super helpful. Creating is a blast, but creating alone often ends prematurely. Blogs and other "how-tos" are invaluable, but sometimes you just need a quick personal answer regarding your specific project to move past a roadblock in your creative process. Furniture 411 is here to provide YOU all of the help you need when any of those roadblocks come. Read on to find out how help is just a click away.... (or click here to go straight to the help)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

Boy, this project was a doozy! Lots of learning involved, and lots of new products tried and tested. I tried stripping for the first time...that's a tough job... and you sure feel dirty when it is all over (get your mind out of the gutter...I am talking stripping layers of paint people!) I used TSP for cleaning for the first time and I have to say I am a believer. And I tried re-doing a piece of history for the first time and it was fun! Read on to see what this beauty looked like before, as well as what it took to look snazzy.