Friday, May 20, 2011

Furniture Re-dos in progress

Way too many furniture projects going on right now! I tend to get either bored, or preoccupied with life too easily to finish them up! However, I'm itching to get at it and get some stuff DONE!!

Here's what's going on now:

Two of these end tables (also used as coffee tables in our weird, but oh so comfy C shaped couch!) are going from this:


To this:


Don't let the bad pic fool you! It's not even close to finished! Still have a few places to sand down, then put on the 3rd coat (uuuuck!), and seal this one. And the other one only has one black coat and needs lots of work.

This shelf is getting stripped and painted cream (even the legs!) and probably some nautical stripes for the guest bedroom. So far I've only painted the top and part of the legs (just to see if that "metal" could be painted!)


This table and chairs are getting painted white. At least the chairs and the legs of the table. I'm thinking of just stripping down the top to match the wood on the china cabinet and the buffet. I posted here about how I'm re-covering the chairs, and so far I've only sanded down the two chairs that aren't in use.


I really want to paint our bedroom furniture (dresser, nightstand, and headboard) that are this weird pressed wood, but I'm not sure what to do with them yet! Maybe white? I'm trying out a white runner to see what I think! No progress made here yet except ideas running through my head!

This is the best pic I have of it right now, but you can see an idea of the stuff above it that will stay so I need a dresser to match!!


This little end table I picked up at a yard sale a few weeks ago for 5 bucks! The concept of decoupaged maps on top is a good one, it was just executed poorly with not so pretty maps!


Fortunately, they are ripping off pretty easily to reveal this pretty wood below! Not sure yet if I'm going to strip and restain, or paint it a color. Maybe the same blue I paint the stripes on the shelf above since it's also for the guest room!


Then there is the chest that I've had since I was a little girl that I'm redoing for Baby Girl's room. I still have to make a new lid for it (the current one is way too heavy and I'm scared she'll bash her head in it someday!), cover the lid to make it a cushioned seat, and repaint it white. It's currently a cream color, and I want it to match her white crib!


So, there you have it! At lesat one piece needs to be done for ever room in the house! And that's not even counting other things I'm considering painting! These are just all in my ASAP list, the rest will have to wait! Unfortunately, only paint is in the budget for updating the decor in my home! No budget for new furniture that's ready to go in my style!

Now, if I can just get the stinker to take naps longer than 30 min, maybe we can make some progress!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chair Recover

I've been dyyyyyying to attack my parent's old dining room set they gave me a few months ago!

Planning to paint it (white I think!), but I couldn't look at the nasty '70ish material covering the seats one second longer!

I only got one chair semi-finished tonight so I'll still have to look at them awhile longer, but I am soooooo in love with this new redo!

Hopefully, you can tell the new one is the one on the left! If you're diggin the one on the right- wish you could see it in person- IIIICK!!!




Drop cloth cover, painted on nautical stripes using painter's tape and some navy paint I've had forever and use lots in my bedroom.

I'm thinking of painting some numbers over on the other side and putting the stripes in different areas on the other 5 chairs. Yep, I've got 5 more to go!



It's this nasty, icky, rough, weaved fabric that is probably older than me! Not fun to remove, took a lot of pulling with a flat head screw driver and pliers to get the rusty old nails out!

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