Category Archives: Furniture Makeovers

$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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Re-upholstered Window Seat

   I have had this padded-top box for 20 years, and in that time I have painted the base in a wide variety of colours, and upholstered the top in many different fabrics….. Nothing stays the same for long in … Continue reading

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Chest of Drawers Update 

   I’ve had this chest of drawers for nearly 20 years, and in that time it has been white, yellow, black red orange and blue, white again, and then black yellow pink and purple:    So I decided it was … Continue reading

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Snow White and Her Bookshelf

    My latest up cycle was inspired by Snow White. Yeah, I know. You’re thinking this doesn’t exactly scream Disney princess, and you’re quite right. It’s actually inspired by a gorgeous dresser on the set of Mary Margaret’s (aka Snow … Continue reading

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Spice Rack to Paint Storage

   I found this daggy old spice rack in the op shop.    A coat or two of a pretty sea foam coloured spray paint….        And it is the perfect spot to store my tubes of acrylic paint … Continue reading

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Cane Table Makeover

I picked up this cute little half moon cane table on a recent op shop trip for $7. Bargain!!! It’s somewhat damaged, not surprisingly, with some cane missing at the front, but a little spraypaint hides a lot of imperfections! … Continue reading

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Chinoiserie Hostess Trolley

Don’t you just love Chinoiserie patterns? I have a whole  Pinterest Board dedicated to this style and one day would love to wallpaper a whole room with it.     So I wondered to myself how I could incorporate some Chinoiserie into … Continue reading

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