Archive for the ‘Makeovers’ Category

Zoe Murphy Makes the Old NEW

Zoe Murphy Makes the Old NEW British designer Zoe Murphy is putting a new face on furniture recycling. Treehugger turned me on to Murphy’s innovative approach to reuse and surface design for mid-century furniture. Her work was shown recently at the London Design Festival; she came into the spotlight when the BBC included her in its 2008 New Designer of the Year Awards. Feast your eyes on the extraordinary results when […] Read more »

Makeover — Yard Sale Mirror Two Ways

Makeover — Yard Sale Mirror Two Ways by Diana Durkes Get your DIY on as our furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes joins us again today. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving in Chicago. I was excited to find this framed mirror at a yard sale last weekend. The square shape was friendly, though its industrial grey paint color gave a mixed […] Read more »

Fresh Furniture Makeovers at Sparrow’s Nest

Fresh Furniture Makeovers at Sparrow’s Nest Keep your eyes on Nichole Loiacono-Young, her recently-launched Etsy shop, Sparrow’s Nest, and her blog by the same name. Nichole’s an aspiring designer with a great eye for giving new life to forlorn furniture and accessories. Case in point? This cane-back Louis armchair that Nichole made fresh with gloss-white paint and Tiffany-blue flannel. A bit of a change from what she started with, yes? (And […] Read more »

Makeover — Amanda’s “Mushroom Chair”

Makeover — Amanda’s “Mushroom Chair” by Amanda Reass Today come into the garden, kick back with a cold beverage and enjoy the story of the “Mushroom Chair,” a Makeover project from Design Junkie Amanda Reass of Columbus, Ohio. — Last October my fiancé and I moved into the house that my grandparents had lived in for 30+ years. We didn’t mind taking on the task of painting and updating the […] Read more »

Makeover — Lamp with Decorative Paper Shade

Makeover — Lamp with Decorative Paper Shade by Diana Durkes Get your DIY on as furniture makeover and upcycler specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes joins us again today. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving in Chicago. This month’s makeover is a favorite of mine for adding fresh color or a new layer of pattern to a room. It’s also a great way to use the […] Read more »

Makeover — Chair with Original Fabric

Makeover — Chair with Original Fabric It’s splendid when our creative pursuits overlap. Like with Liz Scott’s chair makeover project– Liz didn’t have to look far to find the perfect fabric. The Los Angeles graphic artist’s alter ego is designer of original fabrics that she prints at Spoonflower. Before After “I found an old castaway chair frame at a garage sale for $5 and painted the wood an off-white (Ralph Lauren […] Read more »

Makeover — Ribbon Upholstered Chair

Makeover — Ribbon Upholstered Chair by Diana Durkes We are in for a treat today, when furniture makeover and upcycler specialist Diana Durkes joins us as a HomeWorkshop.com Contributor. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving in Chicago. I’m a plaids and stripes kind of person. Something about vibrant colors arranged in sensible lines and angles will have me forever gravitating to a […] Read more »

Gardenhouse is Transformation Inspiration

Gardenhouse is Transformation Inspiration We’ll be sharing each other’s furniture makeovers here at HomeWorkshop.com. So hit the flea market or your attic and hunt down a sorry candidate. Then seize the paint brush and staple gun and go for it! Send your before and after photos, and a description of your makeover to makeovers@homeworkshop.com. Now for some uber-inspiration for furniture transformation. Cheryl Maeder Antionio bathes her finds in fresh […] Read more »

When Do You Need a Room Makeover?

When Do You Need a Room Makeover? I’ve been wondering about those one-day room makeovers. You know those transformations you see on TV decorating shows, where a designer comes in, paints the walls, and rearranges your furniture and accessories? In 24 hours presto! The space goes from sad to stylin’. Is it really possible to improve a space that much without buying new furniture? To learn more, I visited with Distinctive Nest’s […] Read more »

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