As I mentioned, we received this home from a relative and much of the original furniture from the 1930s was still here.
I’ve had many fantasies about throwing it away, but my wonderful hubby planted the idea in my head about refinishing it.
This chair goes from floral to sophisticated with a smart upholstery update.
Using wallpaper to cover wooden furniture is a polished alternative to simply updating with paint.
Wallpaper on Table: Naturals II Linshan Rushcloth (548501) in Olive Haze by Gramercy, available through Blue Mountain Wallcoverings Another one of grandmother's hand-me-downs, this barrel chair has been put to good use over the years.
(See also: Where to Find Cheap, Good-Looking New Furniture) Plain white IKEA curtains (or equivalents from other stores) are cheap and go with everything, but don't always pack the most stylish punch.
Update that $20 pair of curtains by adding a few yards of trim — be it pom-pom trim, craft store ribbon, or a strip of colorful fabric.
We challenge you to find a Southern girl who would turn down her grandmother's hand-me-downs.
Inherited items are the lifeblood of Southern homes.Think you can’t execute a successful furniture makeover? Before I get into the “how” let me start with the “why.” Could you imagine waking up every morning to this?Imagine you are the type of person who needs a ridiculous amount of motivation to make it through the day (or wake up for that matter.) Let me just say how extremely demotivating it is when you roll-over to peak at the clock and see the calamity of the day that awaits.I love how it is looking so far and can’t wait to show you once it is all said and done!One of the projects I did this week for his room is paint the “hall tree”.Yes, we are debt free and have enough income to not live like slobs, but some times life gets busy and this is what happens.