DIY: applying fabric to furniture

As promised, I wanted to show you a little more about No. 20…here are some tips on applying the fabric. BE WARNED. I decided to do this one NIGHT in my HOUSE instead of the workshop because it was RAINING outside. This makes for kind of crappy photos. Oh well. After the piece was painted, distressed and cleaned thoroughly, I applied a furniture wax with color/stain in it (on all areas except the panels where the fabric goes). Usually the Read More

No. 20 Emerald Green China Cabinet

No. 20 {emerald green & loving it}

Hellooooo! Remember back 64 years ago when I showed you my design board for No. 20? Then to tease you even more, I gave you a sneak peek of No. 20? Did that post make you think that I was going to show you the whole thing SOON? Well, I didn’t…sorry about that. I could tell you about all the reasons why it was soooo drawn out, but….YAWN. This guy just needed a lot of love and in a time Read More

dining chair - close up after

our dining room chairs {a happy place to put our bums}

I used to have a glass dining room table with chairs that matched and before Ella was born, I sold them because I can’t stand glass. Fast forward 18 months or so. I now have a simple dark dining room table from ikea and I had the brilliant idea to collect misc chairs from yard sales/estate sales/goodwill and re-paint and re-cover them all for my dining room. SUPER. This was an excellent SUMMER project, but it was the dead of Read More