Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thrifty Footstool Makeover

On a recent trip to the Goodwill store I purchased a footstool that desperately needed a makeover.

The material on top was old and faded and the foam inside was flat and not very comfortable.

A little updating with paint, new foam and bright colored fabric goes a long way.

I used 2 inch foam to make the top a comfortable place for your feet or to sit on.

A little distressing was done to the paint.

A quick and easy project that brought this piece from DRAB to FAB.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Anchor Side Table With Rope

This little project started with a table that was found- you guessed it - in a dumpster. I know I often write about dumpster finds but most of them come from Mike's work. They are always throwing away props, set decorations, and unwanted furniture. Needless to say we get a lot of the leftovers.

I didn't have a true before picture but this is the table after we cut it down to side table height and I painted the legs pink. For the table top a cable spool top was added that was almost the exact same size.

 I wanted this to be bright and colorful and have a design so I thought of an anchor and painted it on the top.

The holes in the cable spool top fit perfectly into the anchor design. then rope was added to finish the sides of the table and give the anchor some authenticity

The original green and pink paint was a little to bright so it was sanded down then stain applied.

I love staining over then wiping off before its dry to instantly age the wood.

Rope was weaved around the center of the legs where they come together.

By combining another dumpster find and a piece of a cable spool a fun, funky side table was born.
I have added leg caps since these photos were taken.

This table goes perfectly with my Coastal Curbside Chair
which you can read about HERE.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Little Ole Ladder With Jar Flowers

Well it's been awhile since my last post but things have been busy around here. Spring sports are in full swing and I've made a few trips to North Carolina recently. Once again I have so many projects started but it's finally settling down and time to complete a few.

First up is this little old piece of a wooden ladder that was found curbside. Most of the wood was rotten but I did manage to salvage a few of the steps.

I added a piece of old fencing to the top to create another step and complete the top.

I bought a few of these blue jars at Target but changed the tops to just jar rings that were spray painted a flat black. The inlay was painted with chalkboard paint.

I wrapped some wire around the top of the jar and then twisted some to create a handle. Then a piece of rusty flat stock was added to the back of the ladder for hanging.
The jars can be hung many different ways.

This simple little ole ladder can be decorated with the change of seasons but I love it now with bright sunny flowers. There is also still room for more jars if you wanted. 

Hoping everyone is having a Happy Spring.

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