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


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

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

    :) love the work you gals do!

  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!

  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!

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

  7. That chair looks great! Good job

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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

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

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


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

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

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

  16. OMG!!! The chair looks great....

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

  17. amazing what a little paint can the chair, especially the fabric you chose!

  18. 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 ;)

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

    I'd love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway!

  20. 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!

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


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