Wednesday, August 10, 2011

D's Room Makeover - Ugly Chair Re-do

D didn't have any furniture in her room besides a twin bed and a nightstand. (original post) I wanted to give her a place to sit to tie her shoes, to play her guitar, or just a place to toss her jacket. 

I went to the local DI and found this. It is a metal frame chair with plastic seat and back. Ew! I liked the shape and it was only $4! Score!  My sister and mom were like, "Why on Earth would she get THAT chair...there's no hope!"

 Well, look at me now! This was such an EASY makeover it was silly!  

 I unscrewed the seat, and the back rest just popped right out.  
I spray painted the metal frame in Heirloom White.  
I took the plastic off the seat.  
The foam was still in good condition so I reused it. 
I covered it with this damask scrap that my sister had.
Then I screwed it back in place. 
For the back I used spray adhesive and covered it and popped it back in place.
 Last, I bought the green trim from JoAnn's to finish it off.

I LOVE how it turned out!

What have you beautified lately?

Lots o' love,


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

D's Room Makeover

While we were on vacation last month I heard of a whole house makeover that was taking place for a VERY deserving single mom and her kids.  My mom was in charge of the 19 year-old girl's room.  I only had a couple days so I knew I couldn't see the room from start to finish, but I had to jump in and help!  

I went to the home and checked out the girl's bedroom.  It was very bright (black trim, fluorescent green and turquoise paint), and totally teen.  But this young lady wanted a change to something more feminine, mature, and it had to have roses.  She wanted pinks, greens, yellows, and reds. 

Her room was pretty small...but so are all the rooms in my house so I was used to that.  I thought of a quick design and layout that would work for her room and sketched it out.  They really liked it.  So I had a plan!

It involved:
Better Homes And Garden Bedding Tufted 4-Piece Comforter Set
Better Homes and Gardens Sedona Red Tufted Bedding

BEHR Ultra 8 oz. Wickerware Interior/Exterior Paint Tester # 360C-2
Behr Wickerware paint
basic board and batten
Board and Batten

And of course a trip to the local DI thrift store!

Stay tuned for a couple projects I completed for her!

Lots o love,