Category Archives: Upholstery

Antique Footstool Turned Pet Bed for Reagan

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Nothing brings me more joy than refinishing a piece of furniture with a loved one in mind… so when a great friend asked me if the antique stool turned pet bed could be reserved for her dog, Reagan, I was ecstatic to oblige! This stool has gorgeous bones, it just needed a cleaning, some oil, and it’s upholstery redone. I happened to come across a stunning vintage fisheye fabric a while back & it works perfectly for this little gem! Then, I took a ride to my local trophy shop to really set this piece off! A brass name plate was custom-engraved and I attached it with care, in hopes that Reagan would soon sniff there… ok, I need to back away from the Christmas bedtime stories, lol! Speaking of bedtime… ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

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Garage Sale Antique Bench Reupholster

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Hi there! Check out this antique bench I found at a garage sale! All it needed was a little love (and by love, I mean removal of 4 layers of dingy fabric and applying a fresh coat of wax) & some updated material in order to make it beautiful again! This piece had good bones, so it was definitely worth the time… especially since it only took an hour to reupholster & it’s new fabric was scrap from a previous dining chair refinish, making the total cost of this piece $5.33 including staples! Now my little guys have a perfect spot to put their shoes on in the morning!

The before & after of this lovely piece…

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Easy Peasy Momma Bear Chair Refinish

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I found this gorgeous caned chair for just five bucks at a thrift store… only one problem… it’s caning was completely destroyed. I knew I could bring it back to life + I fell in love with it’s turned legs so I just had to bring her home!

peasyworkThis was a fairly simple refinish… all I had to do was remove the caning, cut out a piece of wood with a jigsaw, sand down the edges, upholster it with a $2 remnant, create some braces for the seat to screw into from underneath, and give it a little waxing! Easy peasy! I’m ecstatic about the way it turned out & I hope to find the perfect Poppa Bear Chair soon!

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