Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Great Furniture Redos with Paint....Beautiful


This post is close to my heart because paint can renovate anything. I love paint and know that I can do anything with it makes me happy. I gathered a few beautiful photos of great renovations done with paint bu some friends in the business.

Their work is extraordinary and so delicately done. So a peek at what you can do with paint. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Learning how to decorate for hardly nothing--great decorating Ideas

Decorating a home can be expensive, but when creativity arises, the job can be a frugal one.

Here are some thoughts in saving some money when decorating a home.

1. Be creative.

You know what you need and you know what to do.

2. Paint it

Give your old home furnishings a new look with paint.
A little paint can change a dull 80's dining room cabinet into a current and modern one.

3. Create

Making your own furniture by recycling many items can be done for hardly no cost.

This is a great idea.

4. Re-purpose.

Old furniture can be re-purposed in a creative way...this old piano becomes a bookshelf to play a key role in this room...it is not only creative but genius.

So when decorating, don't throw it out, recycle, re-purpose and create...
...Remember it's all in your hands.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Painting Upholstered Furniture...Before and After Photos

Hello everyone,

I am feeling better after 10 weeks after rotator cuff surgery. But since my surgery I think you have noticed I have been posting ideas for decorating from creations done by some close friends. Well here is one idea I discovered from some close friends who decided to paint their upholstered furniture. I was doubtful at first but after seeing their marvelous results, I felt I needed to write about it. 

Supplies needed:

Waverly paint...use 1/2 paint mixed with 1/2 of softener
(found at any Walmart store)
and a large bottle of Snuggle or Downy fabric softener

Walmart carries a large variety of colors to choose from and they are also at a frugalicious price.

Take a look at what these girls did some pieces of furniture they had in their garages.

This is a before photo.

Photo after painting chair 1.

chair 2

 chair before
 a painted the vinyl lounge chair


this is the before photo of a love seat

and the matching chair

Here is one of the dining chairs before and after

Just remember if you try it...the paint is called Waverly Chalk paint.
P.S.  I suggest trying this method on an old chair or stool so you can see how it looks and feels.

 Good Luck and if you like the results, please let me know..