Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another Craigslist Transformation...

So I'm officially addicted to the craigslist free section!! I try to check it a couple of times as week just to see if there's anything worth grabbing--it's amazing how fast stuff goes on there!  It's so fun to reimagine forgotten pieces.  I've picked up 3 chairs the past few weeks and these are 2 of them! So this is what we started with...

So I originally thought I might be able to save the cushions, etc...boy was I wrong!  I also forgot to take a picture of them before I started DIYing--so anyway...I started by painting them to get an idea of what I wanted to do with them, it is amazing what a little paint will do!
My husband (I'm starting to rope him in on my crazy ideas!) and I went to pick out new foam (after we discovered the horrible pet odor we couldn't get rid of...Eek!  I guess you get what you pay for!) and fabric as well as piping.  I'm pretty sure I'm a fairly terrible reupholsterer, but I will post a tutorial of how I did it soon!

We picked a big floral print so that it wasn't too busy but made a statement.  We added a pop of color with the piping and accessories (it was looking a little too monochromatic)

Can I just say how hard it is to paint cane?!  Oh my goodness...anyone looking to re-do cane chairs, I would suggest spray took 3 coats to make it mostly even...I love the way they turned out though!

I used the same coffee table idea as in the guest room (here) with some more of the boxes I also picked up for free on craigslist (seriously, I'm obsessed!)

 Well, what do you think of our new chairs?!  What free craigslist treasures have you found?!

Check out other great projects at the places I link up:

The Shabby NestSomewhat SimpleLiz Marie Blogfive days five ways | feature friday free for all        The DIY'ers />    

http://www.thethriftyhome.comThe DIY Dreamer   Making Home Base

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  1. What a difference Blythe - I love the pretty fabric you used too. From this end it looks like you did an awesome job with the upholstery.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    1. Thanks Marie! I always feel like I stumble my way through these types of projects--but they're so fun!