Archive of ‘Advice and Tips’ category

How to Reupholster a Dining Chair + Straying from your “usual” type of project

My favorite pieces to paint are vintage and antique furniture.  The details, scrolls, and craftsmanship are almost unmatched in modern day pieces.  There’s just something so satisfying about taking a neglected dresser, table, or chair that was loved decades ago and transforming it into a beautiful, usable piece again. Can I get an amen? But […] Read more…

Henredon Dresser + Do you paint everything white?

“My husband says I paint everything white,” she nervously whispered to me, like she was almost embarrassed or even ashamed. And it was true – as I looked around, everything in her market space was white.  The entire inventory of vintage furniture and hand-built pieces were all the color of freshly fallen snow and delicious […] Read more…

DIY Rolling Industrial Coffee Table + Indecisiveness

Sometimes, you head one direction with a project and when you’re halfway through you realize it’s completely different than what you envisioned in your head. In a bad way. Like this midcentury coffee table – a great size for any living room, with lots of storage space inside.  But the bottom platform was warped, and the top was […] Read more…

French Provincial Desk Makeover with Secrets

Hi there friend, it’s Trash to Treasure day! On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, my friends and I share a transformation of a free or thrifted item.  It’s so much fun to be inspired by budget-friendly makeovers, isn’t it?  You can see theirs at the end of this post, and all my previous T2T makeovers HERE. […] Read more…

DIY Bench Makeover, Part 2: Tufting and New Frame/Legs

For my last makeover, I revealed the transformation of this ugly thrift store bench and how I reupholstered it in new French script fabric: Today I’ll explain how I re-tufted the bench and how my husband (Mr. GITG) built a new frame and attached the new legs. Let’s start with the tufting… These are the […] Read more…

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