Tag Archives: Furniture re-make

Upholstered Stool Quick Remake

Upholstered Stool Quick Remake

Friends, for the last few weeks, I have been working on our upcoming move. We are sad to leave the San Francisco Bay Area but excited to discover new destinations! While cleaning up the garage and getting rid of many unwanted stored items, I found this little stool (photo above) that I had recently purchased at… Continue Reading

Take Out Your Paint Brushes!

Take Out Your Paint Brushes!

Back in September, I sold my daughter’s amazingly restored bedside table and shortly after I somewhat regretted it. At the time, I was overwhelmed by all the furniture that was adding up in the garage and it felt like I couldn’t keep up with the many projects.  But that was then. So, when I recently found this Queen Ann style… Continue Reading

Why I Chose Chalk Paint For A Media Console Remake

Why I Chose Chalk Paint For A Media Console Remake

Some day back in December, right before Christmas while I was overloaded with the endless tasks of the season such as getting the house ready for the holidays, setting up the rooms for family members visiting from overseas, planning menus, shopping and much more – right when every second of the day matters and the to-do list gets longer by the… Continue Reading

Faux Bamboo Chair Remake

Faux Bamboo Chair Remake

I just finished the remake of this faux bamboo cane chair that I got from Goodwill two months ago, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It now has that fresh and clean look that I was going for, and although it’s a classic and older chair, it makes the perfect sitting for a young lady’s… Continue Reading

Desk Makeover

Desk Makeover

You may remember this hand-me-down desk that I brought home about a month ago. It’s the typical wooden desk that you would see in an office, heavy sturdy, and full of drawers. I was originally planning on painting it white or some other soft color. But I changed my mind and instead of painting, I stripped and sanded it for a… Continue Reading

Easy Armchair Reupholstering

Easy Armchair Reupholstering

I’ve been working a lot on the pieces of furniture that I recently brought home, and it seems that everything is taking so much longer than anticipated. The weather is not helping either, but I will not complain for the rain that is much needed in California! I can’t wait to be done with sanding and painting… Continue Reading

’60s Dresser Remake For The Boy’s Room

’60s Dresser Remake For The Boy’s Room

It has been almost two months since I brought home that light blue/light green dresser – along with some other treasures from Goodwill – and the truth is that not only was I too busy to start working on it, but I was also very concerned that I would not be able paint over its top part which was… Continue Reading

Monday Morning Thrifting

Monday Morning Thrifting

Do you ever visit the thrift shops in your area? From time to time, I do.  There is a Goodwill not very far away and I always  make a quick stop whenever I’m in the neighborhood. Today I spent more than I do, both in time and money; there was so much to chose from, it was literally like… Continue Reading

Ikea Lack Hack – From Coffee Table To The Perfect Bedside Table

Ikea Lack Hack – From Coffee Table To The Perfect Bedside Table

In the master bedroom, we’ve been using on each side of the bed the IKEA LACK coffee tables as nightstands. This was supposed to be a temporary situation as it was an effortless and inexpensive solution, but we ended up having them for over five years. I quickly got used to their fairly large surface that could easily accommodate more than… Continue Reading

Chic Chinoiserie Chiffonier

Chic Chinoiserie Chiffonier

This little piece of furniture was a free find on The Freecycle Network. The ad was posted for a couple of days and  no one seemed to be interested in it. I  thought that it would be perfect for extra storage in my home.  It seemed like a fresh coat of paint was all it needed to look like new. You can… Continue Reading