• Upcycled Furniture

    Project DIY: Refinished Chairs

    The DIY Project: Cleaning and Updating Wooden Dining Room Chairs Why I Love It These chairs, while visibly grungy, still had a lot of character. These chairs are solid wood and have beautiful carved detailing on the legs. It is rarer to see chairs with unique detailing on the backrest, so that made these extra special as well. It is worth looking passed the dirty surface on these as dirt is easy to wash away. The Plan The plan for these chairs is to give them a good clean, a fresh coat of paint and new fabric for the seats. Supplies List This list includes affiliate links. As an Amazon…

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    Project DIY: Painted Kitchen Chairs

    The DIY Project: Brightening up some old oak kitchen chairs Why I Love It I love these chairs because they are solid wood and built to last. The Plan My plan was to brighten these chairs up with some paint. They were a little tired and dated, so I wanted to give them and extra boost. Supplies List This list contains affiliate links, as an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases Rags and Soap & Water Paint Furniture Wax for chalk paint Painter’s Tape Foam Paint Brushes The Process The first task was to give these chairs a good cleaning. The chairs were in good condition and I chose…

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    Project DIY: Lattice Table Makeover

    We love a good DIY project! Not only is it fun to give new life to old things, it is a great way to keep items out of the landfill. Part of a sustainability mindset is finding ways to use what we already have and therefore purchase less. The DIY Project: Transforming this dated lattice table into a farmhouse style piece Why I Love It I fell in love with this piece the moment I laid eyes on it. I was so excited when I responded to the online ad that I typed in my phone number wrong! Thankfully, the seller was kind enough to reply by email even after…

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    Danish Cord Chair Makeover

    The DIY Project: Creating new woven Danish cord seats Why I Loved It I had been looking for reasonably priced but sturdy and beautiful chairs when I came across a set of four chairs and table on Craigslist for $200.  They were a beautiful aged teak with glowing grain and beautiful construction details, truly timeless items!  The Plan The wood of the table and chairs didn’t require any refinishing however the paper Danish cord seats were stained and smelled of smoke. I priced out professional replacement of the seats and it came out to about $1,200 for the set – more than the whole set was worth. After watching a few…

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    Project DIY: Dated Wooden Cabinet

    The DIY Project: Updating this dated wooden cabinet with a surprise detail inside Why I Love It This wooden cabinet was such a versatile size, I could see the potential the moment I noticed it. It could easily fit as an entry table, living room side table, or a bedside table. The cupboard space allowed for a decent amount of storage as well. While the details looked dated in the dark brown colour of the wood, I was confident they would be a highlight once painted. The Plan My plan was to paint the cabinet a solid colour using chalk paint and then seal it with wax. I planned to…