Chairy Styles

Nothing is more gratifying than a quick little chair makeover.  Well, I take that back.  I can think of a few things that might be more gratifying. As you may know, I’ve been sticking very strictly to the Paleo diet since April 1st, which is the longest I’ve ever gone without sugar in my ENTIRE LIFE. So stuffing a whole cheesecake into my face right now might be a little more gratifying than a chair makeover.  However, a chair makeover also won’t fill you with self-loathing minutes later, so there’s that.

(Although, if I’m being perfectly honest, I haven’t really had any intense sugar cravings like I feared I would.  Yay for that. I give this Paleo thing a thumbs up so far).

But on to the chair!  It’s super cute. It’s from Better After reader Erin, who made the tired old thing so fresh and modern, it looks like it could have come right off the showroom floor of a fabulous furniture gallery.  I’d buy it!

Modern chair makeover from betterafter.net

Modern chair makeover from betterafter.net

 

 


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Taming the Bistro (Set)

How’s the weather in your part of the world?  Finally warming up?  Are you itching to sit outdoors and enjoy the sunshine, a breeze on your face, cool glass of lemonade in hand?  Mmm, that DOES sound nice.  I think I’ll join you.  But first, let’s give your patio furniture a quick refreshing, because it’s probably looking a little shabbier than you remembered.

Here’s one idea from Linda at Burlap and Blue, who gave this table a quick update with … you’ll never guess.  Wallpaper?  Nope.  Contact paper? No way.  Wrapping paper?  Ding ding ding!  Yep, that’s nothing more than wrapping paper coated with outdoor Mod Podge.  Brilliant.

Cute outdoor furniture makeovers on betterafter.net

Cute outdoor furniture makeovers on betterafter.netNow that Shelly at 100 Things 2 Do has also updated her metal bistro set with a glossy aqua spray paint, she can use it to sit outside and enjoy the weather that’s perfect for spray painting!  It’s like the circle of life, or something.

Cute outdoor furniture makeovers on betterafter.net

Cute outdoor furniture makeovers on betterafter.net


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Lots of chevron and impromptu haikus

Chevron is a pretty popular pattern, but don’t call it trendy! It’s been around for a looong time. Credible sources pinpoint its rise to popularity to 13th century Italy. (Credible sources include me and the 40 seconds of google research I just did).

So if you love chevron so hard, sit back and enjoy! If not, you can still use these ideas as inspiration to display your own favorite pattern, whether it’s plaid, polka-dots, houndstooth, argyle, ogee, paisley, or camouflage.

And speaking of patterns, I thought I’d introduce these projects with my favorite one of all: 5-7-5. Yes, the patron saint of patternry in poetry, the haiku. Here we go.

Simple table by

DeDe at Designed Decor.

zigs left, and zags right.

Chevron Roundup: Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Amber adds gold feet

and A Little Bit of Zazz,

old chair gets funky.

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Sad piano bench

now Nicer Than New

Play on Joan, play on.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Passed-down set of chairs

Robin has chevronified.

One down, nine to go.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

 

Smart Girls DIY,

bet this called for heavy math.

Liz ain’t no dummy.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

And, since I’m in a contest kind of mood lately, let’s have a haiku contest RIGHT NOW!

Leave a comment in the form of a haiku and the best one shall win $10 giftcard to, I don’t know, Target or whatever you want. Fun!


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Elephant Barred!

I’m just going to come right out and talk about the elephant in the room.  Or, more precisely, the elephant who has now exited the room, after he obviously destroyed these chairs. Who invited him anyway? Sheesh.

It’s OK though, because DeDe at Designed Decor has fixed them right up, and they are seriously stunning.  Seriously.  Just look at that woodgrain shine!

A beautiful cain chair makeover at betterafter.net

A beautiful cain chair makeover at betterafter.net


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