Sit & Shine

Makeovers don’t have to be huge.  Sometimes things just need a little spit and polish.  Erica shined up this sweet little MCM chair with gold fabric and simple gold-dipped legs.  Sorry to disappoint you, but no spit was actually involved at all.

But it’s a perfect little chair for this corner, and makes a great companion for her shiny silver Sperry’s. See more on her blog Dwell Beautiful.

 

A simple yet gorgeous gold dipped chair makeover at betterafter.net

 

A simple yet gorgeous gold dipped chair makeover at betterafter.net

Oh hayyyy, there’s a party in the back too!

A simple yet gorgeous gold dipped chair makeover at betterafter.net

***There is still time to submit your photo for the Ugly Lamp Contest!  Send your original photo to BetterAfter(at)live.com, subject line: Ugly Lamp. Deadline is August 15th. More info HERE.***


Subscribe Contact Pinterest Twitter Instagram Facebook

Tuft toots.

Coffee tables are nice and all, but I don’t drink coffee, nor do I allow open containers of beverages to occupy the furniture in my living room, so sometimes I ask myself, “what the heck is the point?”  I mean, sure a coffee table is usually necessary for the living room just to not look weird, but you know what I would like better?  Something soft for my tootsies to rest on while I kick back and watch So You Think You Can Dance. Ya feel me?

Jenna at Paddington Way has the solution.  An adorable tufted ottoman made from of course, a coffee table.  Perfecto.

 

From coffee table to ottoman makeover at betterafter.net

From coffee table to ottoman makeover at betterafter.net

***The Ugly Lamp contest is coming soon! Submit your original ugly lamp photo to enter! BetterAfter(at)live.com, subject line: Ugly Lamp. Deadline is August 15th. More info HERE.***


Subscribe Contact Pinterest Twitter Instagram Facebook

Chairy Crush

Chairs.  Chances are, you’re sitting in one right now.  Or, possibly lounging in bed reading blogs on your device.  Or standing in line at Target. Pssst, your kid just opened a pack of gum and ate it while you were playing on your phone.  But listen.  We’re not talking about devices, we’re talking about chairs.  Chances are, you’ve sat in at least one today.  Maybe you feel like giving a chair a makeover today?  Here’s some inspiration if that’s the case:

Dena at Hearts and Sharts rescued this Renaissance-inspired chair that was not safe for sitting with some friendly red fabric. It’s super stellar.

 

Chairs galore! Don't miss out these three different yet beautiful chair makeovers at betterafter.net

 

Chairs galore! Don't miss out these three different yet beautiful chair makeovers at betterafter.net

 

Better After reader Peggy slipcovered this sweet slipper chair (say that five times fast) that belonged to her husband’s grandmother.  I just love when sentimental items like this get an opportunity to keep living on in style.  Plus, I didn’t even know you could make a tufted slipcover!  Did you? Have you been holding out on me?
Chairs galore! Don't miss out these three different yet beautiful chair makeovers at betterafter.net

 

Chairs galore! Don't miss out these three different yet beautiful chair makeovers at betterafter.net

Deb at Lake Girl Paints decided to replace the padding on the backs of these chairs with individually painted strips of lath board instead. Ooooh, great effect.  Don’t worry though, she didn’t sacrifice comfort, she made removable pillows too! Love that birdwatcher fabric as well.  Fabulous job ladies!

 

Chairs galore! Don't miss out these three different yet beautiful chair makeovers at betterafter.net

 

Chairs galore! Don't miss out these three different yet beautiful chair makeovers at betterafter.net

 

Chairs galore! Don't miss out these three different yet beautiful chair makeovers at betterafter.net

***The Ugly Lamp contest is coming soon! Submit your original ugly lamp photo to enter! BetterAfter(at)live.com, subject line: Ugly Lamp. Deadline is August 15th. More info HERE.***


Subscribe Contact Pinterest Twitter Instagram Facebook

Table for 14

Eden had a dream.  She dreamed of finding a dining set that could seat 14+ people and cost less than $500. (Pause for laughter). Newsflash: she didn’t find one.  So she made one instead!

Using simple pine boards and hardware she already had on hand, Eden and her husband created this 9′x4′ table for around $75.

 

Don't miss this polished farmhouse dining table and chairs makeover at betterafter.net

Don't miss this polished farmhouse dining table and chairs makeover at betterafter.net

“Thats great, but what about the chairs?” you are thinking. Well, I was just about to tell you.  Eden’s dream chairs were $289.  APIECE!  Let’s do some quick math here, 14 chairs at $289 apiece … that’s $4,046!!!  Uh, no thanks.  So she hit up Craigslist and found a restaurant going out of business that sold her these chairs for $6.50 each.  Using her JoAnn’s coupons, she was able to get a deal on fabric and slipcovered the tops and reupholstered the seats for a grand total of $28 per chair.  And THAT is how you do it folks.

See more on her blog DIYHER.

 

Don't miss this polished farmhouse dining table and chairs makeover at betterafter.net

 

Don't miss this polished farmhouse dining table and chairs makeover at betterafter.net

***The Ugly Lamp contest is coming soon! Submit your original ugly lamp photo to enter! BetterAfter(at)live.com, subject line: Ugly Lamp. Deadline is August 15th. More info HERE.***


Subscribe Contact Pinterest Twitter Instagram Facebook
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...