Mar 01, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I came across these two amazing foldable chairs at a thrift shop and instantly fell in love with them. I had never seen anything like them before and I couldn't figure out how to unfold them. After playing with them for 10 minutes and feeling like a complete moron, I turned them upside down I found out they were Leg-o-Matic chairs which had directions on how to open and close them and were stamped with the date JUN 1962. I didn't know anything about them, but I knew I had to have them. So, in 90 degree heat I carried these babies home and did some research.
These chairs were manufactured by the Leg-o-Matic Company which produced folding tables and chairs from the 1940's until the 1970's and were heavily used in Airstream Trailers for their ease of storage. I just love the look and fun folding nature off them. If you are interested in getting your hands on some Leg-o-Matic's, they sometimes pop up on eBay and Etsy and I have seen them at a couple of flea markets.
For this tutorial, I show the process of re-doing the fabric on one chair, but did both. I decided to re-cover the seat pads with one of my favorite fabric designer's, Jessica Jones of How About Orange
, Outside Olso Picket Dust fabric
for a fresh rehab.
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Feb 10, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Sometimes what we need for inspiration may be right in our backyard (or in the park down the street). I love the simplicity and beauty of these nature inspired DIYs. Don't have any pinecones around you? This may or may not surprise you, but eBay
d.i.y candle holder tutorial
via fossil.life.style blog
Framed Vintage Necklace Wall Holder
yarn wrapped twig tutorial
via aesthetic outburst
Tree Branch Decorations
via Family Chic
Feb 09, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I adore this Silhouette Wall Art Tutorial from Lowes
! I love the raw pattern of the plywood inside the outline of the silhouette. It would even be fun to try different surface mediums for different effects. Or you could stain the piece before you paint the outer part, the possibilities are really endless. So grab a loved one, a pet, even a stuffed animal and take their photo and try this!
Feb 01, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I have been seeing all these great chalkboard paint projects and decided to give it a try. I picked up this beer mug at my local Goodwill, taped off a square, painted a THIN coat, waited 20 minutes for it to dry. I gave it five coats total, waited an hour for it to fully dry, peeled off the tape and I was done! Awesome beer mug for my awesome boyfriend.
Chalkboard paint is truly amazing, you can use it on almost any surface, you can also make your own custom color chalkboard paint
, the color possibilities are endless! So, get some chalkboard paint
(or make your own) and start painting it on!
Need some more chalkboard paint inspriation? From chalkboard walls to found items, read on for fabulous eye candy.
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Dec 01, 2011 | Post by: janine rose
I always love Tanya at Dans le Townhouse'
s projects. She upcycled two old estate sale frames, added some scrap silk & batting and framed two vintage bakelite brooches. Check out her beautifully detailed DIY Framed Bakelite Brooch post
Nov 28, 2011 | Post by: janine rose
I am completely in love with this suitcase table I made. I found a great vintage suitcase at a flea market & mid-century modern legs on eBay. Added some hardware and a piece of wood and out came this great table! This piece is fairly easy to make and can be also used for storage!
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Oct 28, 2011 | Post by: janine rose
Renters and homeowners! Here
is an inexpensive way to make homemade wallpaper out of contact paper!
image via apartment therapy
Oct 04, 2011 | Post by: janine rose
I don't advocate painting beautiful wood floors but, there are some great ideas for painting subpar and subfloors to add life, dimension, excitement and color to a room. Darn renting! I really wish I could paint my floors because if I could, I would definitely do one of the following gorgeous paint jobs!
Don't know the best way to paint your floors? Check out Valspar's How to Paint a Floor for some tips!
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Sep 12, 2011 | Post by: janine rose
I have been looking for the perfect piece of wall art to hang over my couch but had been having a hard time finding the right one. Recently, I have been seeing a lot of great colorful wood wall art pieces and fell in love with them. My dad happened to have a pile of wood strips from an old project doing nothing but collecting dust so I offered to take them off his hands.
Priced anywhere between $600 and $1100, these beautiful statement pieces can be done with some time, lots of painting and patience for under $150.
Photo: Claire Ferrante of Little Dog Vintage
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