Trash to treasure DIY upholstery project of two mid-century modern cane side chairs... Today is a trash to treasure DIY upholstery story, friends. I'm sharing with you what quite possibly may be my "buy of the decade". I found a pair of these gorgeous mid-century modern cane chairs a couple weeks ago, and snatched them up for $16 a piece. CAN YOU STAND IT?! These kind of chairs are sometimes hard to find. Once in a while, you can snag them on Craigslist, maybe a local Facebook yard sale ... Read More about Trash to Treasure Armchair revival with DIY upholstery
DIY powder room design… Bathroom design, powder room design…they are some of our favorite things. You know what's NOT one of our favorite things? Purple. They say purple is the color of royalty. And Lorde may have said it best…"we'll never be royals." Good jam, right? Before we get knee-deep in the muck of this renovation, here is the source list for the space: marble subway tile chandelier burlap grasscloth(similar) beadboard sconces(similar) There's another ... Read More about A DIY powder room design. AKA “And We’ll Never be Royals”.
photo shoot for This Old House magazine... Recently, we had the opportunity to work with This Old House. They did a professional photo shoot of several rooms in our home for the magazine. So this post is a little behind the scene look at the photo shoot. One of the rooms they published is a short little write-up on our daughter's room in our previous home, with a picture that I actually took myself! Here's the shot: I wrote about transforming this ... Read More about This Old House Photo Shoot – Behind the Scene
stairway design DIY... Stairs design. Or staircase remodels/makeovers. Ever had to deal with one? We sure have... "And she's buying a stairway to heaven." Preach it Reverend Plant. He must know. He must be one of us remodel-aholics, because, I've bought a few stairways, and when you see the price tag attached, it's close to a religious experience. Like OLD testament religious...where people stoned people if they thought their quote for a new staircase was too ... Read More about And She’s Buying a Stairway to Heaven. Talking Stairs Design.
Reupholstering a chair makeover... My husband's family hails from the U.P....that's upper peninsula of Michigan. And much of his family roots are French-Canadian. I, myself am a mutt. I'm kinda from nowhere, and everywhere, but since I married into a family with a very French-sounding name, I claim I am French...because everyone knows French is fancy. And I like fancy. For instance... Take this chair. I bought two of them at auction for $16 each. If your ... Read More about Reupholstering a Chair. Our French-Canadian Chair Makeover.