I was silly to buy these chairs at the Thrift Store because I cannot sell them the way I originally updated them. Also the bottoms proved to be rotten and Brian had to cut brand new plywoods for them anyway. Since stuff with coffee sacks sells pretty well, I decided to remake them again. "Before"
One of my friends gave me this "surplus" piece of her home and wondered if I could make something out of this. She smuggled it into my car after dinner when it was dark, later I discovered that the table is made of kind of plaster covered plywood. So there was really nothing much I could do besides painting it black. I sanded the rough and broken areas, dismantled the lamp, used BIN spray primer and then applied matte black spray paint.
SOLD "Before" and "During"
I have loved these walls for over 10 years now, since they
started popping up in interior magazines. Better late then never, I thought, and
decided to "invent a bicycle" since there is not a single tutorial on the
Internet on how to achieve the same results. Unless I order fake paneling
We got a sheet of Drywall. Cut it to the blocks according to
our design. Then measured the holes and used a circular drill bit to pre-cut
the holes. Then we glued and screwed the pieces of drywall on the wall.
I used Gray Concrete Patch (It doesn't shrink!) and spackled the whole wall. The holes needed to be done twice since it cracked overnight. Basically,
a good steady hand is needed for applying the top coat. Especially on the
corners. For the ridges we used a grooving tool.
Also this vintage walnut linen cabinet got a new face - this is "Before" I stripped it down and applied Danish Oil
We haven’t completely moved into our newly finished bathroom. But finished it finally is After 3 years! All the work – Me and Brian (mostly Brian) and my uncle Uno helped with sheetrock and friend Karel helped gutting. We only hired a plumber to do the pipes.
Before & After
So we totally gutted the place..
We gained extra space by using a built-in cabinet from the room next to the bathroom. We insulated the walls, covered with plastic, sheetrocked, spackled, painted, installed tile on the floor, installed a tub, Brian built a box around the tub, also a drawer on wheels for storage. Brian did all electric wiring and built “floating shelves”. We tiled the box and the walls, new sink from Ikea.
On our way back from the rafting trip by Delaware, we stopped by at the antique shop on the way as usual. This is where I purchased the chair. Later that week I found a stamp underneath and did some research on it. This chair might be over 100 years old actually!
After applying the stain I was amazed at the contrasty pattern that formed due to a very old dense wood. I used a simple reinforced burlap to cover the new seat veneer. "Before"
With this one I got off with a rough start. Originally I wanted to glue wooden cookies all along the curved edge, making it look like a welded bolts. But the ones I ordered online (Awesome source by the way http://www.americanwoodcrafterssupply.com), were too big, soo I changed my plan and glued them to the feet. Even better? Then I had trouble get the paint stick to the laminated top. Had to sand everything off again and start over with a right primer! If anyone ever wants to paint laminate, this is your product! make sure to sand it first and clear coat at the end.
We have a street fair coming up in October and I have been sewing pillows and making all kinds of nick-knacks like a beaver. I wanted to finish off all my coffee sacks and this was the last of them. The look goes awesomely with my rustic glam theme.
I don't remember since when we had this IKEA bench sitting and rotting outside. The top was completely gone and just when I was about to throw it for firewood, we decided to salvage the poor thing. Brian made a box for tile for it and painted the legs black. It could serve as a flower stand over the winter or an extra table to rest your glass on the porch :) Before
I know this older Estonian lady here, Juta. She moved from her house to a nursing home and gave me her dining room furniture a few years ago. I started to restore the chairs first to sell them but then they came out so neat that I decided to keep the chairs. Where else will I get a set of 6 vintage dining chairs for free? before
This chair caught my eye at the Thrift Store this weekend since it was really weird. My GF thought it might've had a mate and probably belonged to a waiting room somewhere. Anyhow I stripped the arm bar, clear coated it and reupholstered the chair. Sold. before
Those used to be our kitchen chairs when we lived in the apt. Ever since we moved to the house, they have been sitting in the basement and after many failed attempts to get rid of them on a garage sale, I decided to make them over.
I covered CD-s with a fabric for the detail on the back. SOLD