Repurposing furniture has been one hot hobby these past few years!
Many crafters/DIYers go furniture shopping at the thrift store these days instead of high end stores for a few reasons…
* it’s inexpensive
* it’s customizable (they use their fave fabric and paint colors to create exactly what they want)
* it’s recycling
* it’s fun!
Take Brooke for example.
She runs an awesome blog called All Things Thrifty and shows you amazing, inexpensive ways to decorate your home!
I also love how she brightens her home using COLOR! One of my goals this year is to have a “statement piece” in each room…and that means using more color. I’m in love with Brooke’s chairs…
Do you want to restore old furniture?
Do you have items you bought from the thrift store that are hiding in your basement, but just don’t know where to begin?
One of the very first things you need to learn is how to paint it!
Learn the “tricks of the trade” and find out what paint to buy, when you need to prime, and how to apply it!
What is Glazing?
Find out what glaze Brooke uses, how to add paint to glaze, and how to apply it! Her video tutorials are fabulous, too!
You will also find her follow-up post very helpful…
Spray Painting Tips Galore!
The spray paint you purchase matters!
Here you will find where to buy it, where to spray paint, learn about the different sheens, how to prevent dripping, and more!
…and don’t let this part scare you (it’s easier than you might think!)……reupholstering!!
Learn how to reupholster a chair from beginning to end.
How to Reupholster a Wing Back Chair
Can you believe Brooke scored this chair for only $20?
Gorgeous end result!
Brooke’s reupholstering skills were the very first thing to catch my eye! I instantly fell in love with this crib makeover…
..and I always love Brooke’s Week of Chairs series!
I hope we’ve inspired you to get out that old piece of furniture and create something fabulous!!
I’ve only shared a little of what All Things Thrifty is all about so make sure to hop on over to see many beautiful DIY goodness!
Thank you for the tips:) Sandra H
I love All Things Thrifty!! 🙂
Kitty Pearl says
Hey, that’s my dining chair! I nenver imagined it would look so good in blue. Have to get me some pint….
Jenny H says
Just wanted you to know that you are featured on a new Mommy Blog….http://31main.blogspot.com/
Thank you for your craftiness! We have been following you for a while(years I think). We love All Things Thrifty too!!!
Loved the crib redo!
Ummmm, I L-O-V-E all things vintage, lol!! Great post 🙂
Thanks! I’ve been saying to my partner for the last couple of weeks i want to go op shopping and have been thinking about doing myself up a bookshelf! This has just sparked my motivation 🙂
Useful, great ideas!!!!