Archive of ‘Furniture Redo’ category

Makeover for an Awkward Entryway

I’m in the midst of redecorating our living room and one of my first projects was to fix an awkward area where the foyer and living room meet.  It’s probably the highest-traffic area in our home, and often becomes a mess of “stuff” – sets of keys, my purse, shopping bags, mail, scarves, etc. Read more…

A Tale of Two Chairs

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Extra seating – we all need it, we all use it.  But it doesn’t have to be ugly, right?!  I’ve probably never seen a folding chair do anything to help someone’s decor.  Brown, gray, black – boring, boring, boring.  It’s time to take a stand against furniture with a lack of personality.  Who’s with me??? […] Read more…

Handsome Hutch

As luck would have it, I was driving to my parents’ house recently and one of their neighbors had a piece of furniture out by the curb with a sign that had one of my favorite four-letter words written on it: FREE.  (Another of my favorite four-letter words is SALE, but FREE is better than […] Read more…

Drab-to-Fab Armoire Makeover

Occasionally I look on my local Craigslist for furniture deals.  If you’ve ever searched through the plethora of listings then you know it’s not always an easy task to find what you want in decent shape, at a decent price, within a reasonable geographic distance.  (And you hope that it’s not already sold, if someone […] Read more…

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