Category Archives: Furniture Makeovers

A Mirror Restored

When I spied this bevelled mirror in the op shop for $4.99 I knew I couldn’t pass it up. A couple of hours with some paint stripper and a sander revealed a gorgeous oak frame. It had been stained darker, … Continue reading

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Wall Cupboard Makeover 

I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop. I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made … Continue reading

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Another Lampshade Gets a Makeover 

A while back I updated the lampshade in my studio with acrylic ink. I was going for an Under the Sea theme. It didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned, but I stuck with it. Well I decided it was … Continue reading

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$4 Occasional Table Makeover 

When I saw this ruined little table in my local op shop for $4 I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d do with it, but I knew I couldn’t leave it behind! It had what looked like pink nail polish all … Continue reading

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Telephone Table Update 

It’s been nearly two years since I updated this little telephone table (see This Post ) And one naughty cat, who might or might not be called “Frodo” has done some damage to it since then. I found some gorgeous blue and … Continue reading

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Mexican Chairs!

   Every few years I re-cover the seats on my dining chairs, and I was in Spotlight recently during a half price fabric sale and found this heavenly Mexican striped fabric. I absolutely had to buy it, and it seemed … Continue reading

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Puffy Cushion 

   Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I had a lot of things made from what my grandmother called Puffies.  Although she taught me a lot of her crafting skills, she never showed me how to make these. I … Continue reading

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