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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blue Damask Side Table

This cute little table came from a thrift store in Michigan. I don't remember how much it was but I couldn't pass it up! I didn't even know what to do with it. It sat by my front door in our old house for the longest time and then we moved and I had no idea what to do with it. So I gave it a little makeover and stuck it in my store! It proudly displays my lamps now, hahaha. Here is the before:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Antique Folding Chair

This cute little folding chair had definitely seen better days. It was one of those mystery 'purchases' I got from an auction.
It looks decent in the picture, but it was falling apart. It was a simple fix, the screws were loose! It was pretty scratched up too. It got a good sanding and a fresh coat of stain.
I fund the maker's mark and did a little research. The company made folding chairs and tables until the early 60's. He was local too, from Fort Wayne Indiana.
Then I upholstered it with a pretty piece of mint colored fabric I found inside an old dresser. I think it might have been a napkin?

I found three more antique folding chairs at a different auction. They are in my basement waiting for me to redo. Along with about a million other things. Hahahaha!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Coffee Table Turned Upholstered Ottoman

Let's talk about my auction experience for a minute..... My favorite auction to go to is held in a ginormous fair grounds building here in town. It starts at 5 and literally goes until midnight sometimes even 2 AM!!! And that is with THREE auctioneers going at once. Its very overwhelming at first, but you eventually fall into the groove.

Now, there is one adorable auctioneer (seriously, I love this kid) who knows of my love for beat up "garbage" furniture. Any time there is a piece that no one else wants he always says, " Sold to (my number) for $2.50". Half the time I'm on the other side of the building bidding on other things! He then makes a little pile of 'my purchases' for me in the corner. This may anger some people, but I take it as a challenge. Only one time did I have to trash a piece he sold me without consent. It was a chair that had beautiful lines but upon closer inspection had serious structural damage.

Today's repurpose is one of those mystery buys.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Repurposed Kitchen Cabinet

My mom wanted to rearrange her kitchen but had this awkward cabinet in the way of where she wanted to put the fridge. She was going to toss it in the trash. NOT ON MY WATCH!!!!! It was one of those slow motion "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!" moments. HAHAHAHA. But seriously.... She thought it was cheap particle board because that's what the doors were made of. Nope! Solid wood!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Repurposed Side Tables!

This is the most dramatic makeover Ive done. I got these little tables at an indoor garage sale. They were pretty messed up!
I wasn't sure what to do with them. I noticed my daughter sitting on them and that was my inspiration! Stools! I gave them a good scrub and a good sanding. Then a few coats of whiite paint. I upholstered them with two inch foam, batting, and this super cute chevron fabric. Now I love them!

I hope the chevron trend sticks around longer, I love it so!