I have been working on a side table for a while. I was having no luck with the base. I knew I wanted it to be metal but everything I came across was either too big, bulky or too tall. Well, my luck change when I found this old sewing machine base.
I like the rusty look but it was flaking too much so I applied a clear coating that helps control further rust.
The final product after some tweaking to attach the base to the top. I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Remember the walls I was plastering?, well I have been painting them and trimming the door frames and wall openings; so I ended up with a few leftover pieces of wood frame from that project. It occurred to me that I could use those pieces to frame a couple of mirrors, so I did.
I decided to give them a bit up old finish look to go with the other pieces I will put in the room.
I took these photos with my phone, I am sorry for the poor quality. Once the room is put together I will have better ones. Enjoy! 🙂
A while ago I posted this chair before & after. This is one of two chairs I found at the bargain prize of $30 each. I refinished them and gave them new cushions. They still look good but needed a lighter look. The fabric I originally chose is a bit dark for the room. So I got my sewing machine and started the project.
I decided to go lighter and solid, this way I could use prints on the accent cushion covers and change them as I please. I love changing the house decor constantly and changing just the covers will be a lot easier.
This is the new look. The after photos show the 2nd chair which is a rocking chair. They both are very comfortable. It will be hard to replaced them. I am happy with the way they turned out 🙂
This is an easy way to add some fun to your decor.
For this project I used blue, green and white foam sheets, and a round shape object. You can make it your own by choosing a different shape and/ or different colors. It all depends on your color theme. I used foam sheets, but you can use paper as well. Since my pieces are intended to be play with by my kids; foam seemed to be more durable. I used a circle template to choose the size circle I wanted; you can used any other shape to create your piece. I also cut the circles by hand to leave the edges rough.
I added a ribbon and a tea light to create a nice glow at night. Enjoy!
Things that can be done with branches from the backyard, skewers, and a can of spray paint.