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Archive of ‘refinishing furniture’ category

REUPHOLSTERING LOUIS DINING CHAIRS: PART 1

Remember when I found this set of 6 Louis XV style dining chairs on Craigslist? Well after much thought I’ve finally decided to tackle them myself.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done any major DIY projects, but this should be a fairly simple (though slightly time consuming) project. To be honest, I’m just sick of […] Read more…

REFINISHING RULE #1

Take your pieces inside at the end of the day, even if it says it’s not going to rain. Don’t be like me and trust the weatherman, only to wake up and find the piece you spent all day slaving over (in the hot Georgia sun, no less) got soaked, the back got warped, the […] Read more…

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HOME IN 10 MINUTES

Even if you’re not a hardcore DIY’er, recovering your chairs is the fastest (and easiest!) way to update your home. Take this pair of chairs I gave my sister for her new apartment–the classic character makes them perfect for occasional chairs, and even without a fresh coat of paint (which they could use!), removing & […] Read more…

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