Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012


You may have figured out by now that I'm a bit of a furniture hoarder and I'm not ashamed to stuff my car full of things found on the side of the road. Take this {amazing} chair for instance...

I discovered this beauty on the side of the road last Sunday on my way home from running errands. It needs work, but I couldn't pass it up. 

Now I just have to learn how to fix springs...

Reattach the back...

And replace leather buttons. 

I also purchased this ottoman from an estate sale a few days earlier for only $10. 

This will be a bit easier to reupholster. Please excuse Mr. Miguel who thought he could sneak out of the garage without me noticing. 

Should I reupholster both the chair and ottoman to match? They seem to be a nice fit. I could always get new feet for the ottoman so it's a better match. 

Oh...and I bought this basket for 87 cents at Goodwill and "did the dip" technique to it. I can't remember the last time I bought something for under a dollar!

There were quite a few tag sales the last two weekends. Did anyone else score any furniture? 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



In the beginning of the summer a friend asked me if I give her beat-up and weathered rocking chairs a makeover. I was honored and happy to take on the challenge...and a challenge it was! The layers of old polyurethane were flaking off, the wood was discolored and the arms rests were a splintery, rough surface. But after a very aggressive sanding, the chairs were smooth {well, smooth enough} to prime and paint. These will be a great addition to her new deck and will tie in nicely with her cobalt blue umbrella. 

{images by Solo Thais}