One of the things I like to focus on in my home is function over form. However, it is blissful when they can be melded together. Take for instance this vintage piano bench. Yes, it’s original purpose is for sitting in front of a piano and storing music. Yet, I see a new use in home decor. (giveaway alert!)
The bonus features of this piano bench is that it’s in great condition with the tapered legs, and hinged lid top. Have you seen my other piano bench makeovers? Check them out in these past posts.
It’s Furniture Fixer Uppers time! This is the day each month my gal friends and I set aside to create furniture projects to inspire you. You’ll see what they created in a bit. Me…well, I am on an 80’s “heart” journey to show you how these pieces that are plentiful at thrift stores and garage sales can be made new. One of these below is about to become a kid’s storage bench.
While you may think I’m a bit nuts for seeing potential in these hum-drum pieces (or maybe you secretly have a stash of your own as you hold onto the past…haha!), bear with me. You can see
When I head to the thrift store and see country blue and geese with hearts, I instantly have a flashback to 1980’s. My mom definitely added that kind of style to her decor at one point. It’s cute, but totally not my style. My last thrifting visit produced this haul and looked like someone cleaned house. For the next few projects I’m going to be transitioning these pieces into a farmhouse state. Today is all about those country blue benches becoming farmhouse benches.
I literally laughed out loud when I spied the bench set stacked and hiding in a corner of the store. It was as if they knew how
Sometimes there are projects that you envision in your head the minute you spy something. Maybe that doesn’t always happen, but when it does it is fantastically fun to get it done. That’s what happened to me when I spied this beauty below.. Did I need a headboard…no. Did I need another project…not really. But…did I want to take this vintage gem and create a French Provincial headboard bench…YES!
A local lady posted this on Craigslist and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to check it out. The caning alone is what caught my attention, but I’ve always had a heart for
You spy this upholstered bench up for sale…what do you do? Me…grab it and get my DIY on! It’s Furniture Fixer Uppers day today and my blogger friends and I have some thrifty makeovers to inspire you. Now, this bench is in great structural shape, however it looks like someone tried to pep it up at some point.
The legs had been painted in a glossy black that wasn’t too bad. However, brush strokes and a few drips were evident. The top had been reupholstered in this fabric that is…meh.
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I debated on stripping the paint, but decided to check my fabric supply and work with what I had on hand. That led me to
It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! This is a fun time where my blogger friends and I get together to show you how we take some #trashure and turn it into something new. The subject of my post today is this twin headboard we bought as a part of a set. The dresser set was done in this post, and now it’s the headboard’s turn for some lovin’. Because of the design of this piece, I decided to turn it into a repurposed bookcase headboard bench complete with storage. Let me show ya what I did. PLUS, I have a giveaway for you!
At first, those built-in cubbies totally reminded me of nesting boxes or “bins” for chicken when flipped on its backside. I kept thinking I would be creating something along those lines, but the last few projects I did were wall related and I wanted to change it up. Something that struck me was that the board spanning the front
No one can deny that Pottery Barn offers a classic style in their housewares, home decor and furniture. Problem is not everyone can afford it. That’s when I peruse the catalog and say, “We could build that!” Let me show you how we created a wonderful rustic Pottery Barn knock-off on a budget.
It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day and our focus is all about STORAGE and ORGANIZATION. We can all use a little of that in our lives, right? Here’s what my hubby and I choose for our knock-off project:
The Pottery Barn Caden Bench
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It’s rustic, leather goodness just kept calling my name. We had considered recreating this piece back in our Pottery Barn Theme in April, but went for a trunk project instead. When The Leather Hide Store asked us to give their product a try, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, and my husband loved the idea too.
Here is where I’d love to officially introduce you to my partner in furniture and DIY (and my highschool sweetheart), please give a warm welcome to JC. His name is short and sweet, and he deserves the biggest award for putting up with creative ol’ me.
I’m all about DIY and certainly saving a penny or two, but can you believe this rustic farmhouse bench was made for less than $20?! Today, I’ve got a sweet tutorial for you on how to build this farmhouse bench, and how to finish it in two different ways.
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Since I live in the heart of farm country where reclaimed barn wood abounds, it’s easy for me to locate some old barn wood. However, for most of you, that resource isn’t always available and you desire to add the farmhouse look to your home. So, for fun, my hubby and I are going to show you how to take your typical box store pine and turn it into a rustic and functional farmhouse style bench that can be placed in your entry, mudroom, bedroom…the possibilities are endless!