Monday, February 22, 2010

Easy Peasy Makeover Pie!

Don't ya just love a good make over ? On furniture, that is. Here are two projects that were done for JunkFest 2009. Both were fortunate to be adopted and moved on to live in good homes!

The first is a sweet chair...and look at that detailing!! CAUTION: the fabric has been removed from the before picture for the well-being of your eyes! It was WILD!! (sorry, Sandy...but you have to admit...)
Awe...that's better. A fresh coat of black. Instead of painting, I actually drybrushed the black on to preserve some of the ornate detailing. Then on to the seat and backrest. A black and white print did the job. Fine. Very Fine.

The second project is a trunk. Not just any old trunk, this is a multipurpose organize-in-the-tray-and-store-in-the-bottom-and-use-the-top-for-a-coffee-table kind of trunk. (whew! that was a mouthful)
The inside needed a bit of TLC, as did the bottom. So I reinforced the bottom with sturdy plywood, and refreshed the entire inside with pretty, pretty wallpaper. Not just applied...but TORN, then applied. An unexpected flair.

There, now don't you feel better? I do. Two fine pieces of furniture that just needed a new lease on life. What's your favorite thing to make over?

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JunkDreams,

SweetMelissa

of JunkFest






27 comments:

  1. Luv your chair makeover...you did a outstanding job on it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Hey I remember those! I remember wanting them both! Nice work!

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  3. Um, that chair? I'm in LOVE! Well done! Inspires me to want to start junkin'! eek!

    :) love the work you gals do!

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  4. You are always so amazing. I come here and my mouth drops open...and I'm not even hoping someone will drop an M&M in. You are just cool!

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  5. Well, thank GOD one of us four takes before pictures...! I gotta get better at doing that!

    Hey, these two treasures were simply awesome in person, people! I am so proud of the work my junk sisters do!

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  6. The chair looks excellent in the black. Paint can change anything!

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  7. That chair looks great! Good job

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  8. That chair looks so gorgeous!!

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  9. Great job on both the trunk and the chair. Anyone would love to have them in their house!

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  10. The majic of paint and wall paper. Great finds. I love a redo of a almost free piece. Come visit me as this is my favorite kind of post too! Love to find a new blog to follow. Count me in.

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  11. The chair is so romantic looking with the black paint and the b/w fabric. You did a terrific job. I'm tackling my first chair EVER this weekend!

    The trunk looks like it's been revived! Found you from MMS workshop!

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  12. The chair looks good made over.

    But the TRUNK! wow!!
    I have an old trunk (for about 20 years now) and didn't know what to do with it- to rein-force the inside was just mind boggling.
    I wanted to make repairs but keep the outside charm/age. Never occurred to me to put plywood on the INSIDE.
    THANK YOU FOR SHOWING THIS MELISSA!

    ps. the TORN paper was a nice unexpected touch. LOVE IT!

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  13. Love the chair and its perfect fabric, and the trunk-I want to find one!!!
    ~Nancy

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  14. That chair is divine. There is nothing that doesn't look new refreshed with a simple coat of black or white paint. Beautiful job.

    Diane

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  15. I adore the chest. What a wonderful piece of furniture!

    I hope you will stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

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  16. Beautiful pieces, beautifully done... thanks for sharing at the POPP.

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  17. OMG!!! The chair looks great....


    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me again next week for another great party.
    Lori

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  18. amazing what a little paint can do...love the chair, especially the fabric you chose!

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  19. Melissa,
    I LOVE what you did with the inside of the trunk! I have a trunk makeover on hold as I wasn't sure how I wanted to "finish" the inside. Thanks for the help!
    (ps.the chair is an awesome transformation)
    ~judi ;)
    the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

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  20. Lovely. They both turned out so well. Great job.

    I'd love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway!
    alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the chair! It looks similar to mine. I still need to have mine reupholstered, though. After seeing yours, I'm thinking black and white!

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  22. very pretty chair! it turned out great.
    love the trunk too.
    gail

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