Sunday, July 22, 2012

Plain Jane - my new vintage trailer

Meet my new girl, Plain Jane. I've been busy, busy, busy scraping, prepping, priming, painting her up inside and making new curtains. The outside will remain true to her name. I will take you for a tour after the inside makeover is complete. It's not a remodel, just an update.

For now, here are a couple of "before" shots.

Dog we come!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chair Makeover Reveal

I never did show you the Freecycle glider chair BEFORE, but I do have an AFTER to show you. I ended up using way too much black spray paint to paint this chair. 5-6 cans with the primer. Fortunately, I found some extras in my storeroom and I gave up on using the same brand and finish. At $4 a pop, it was getting out of hand. I am sure this was the least cost-effective way to paint it but with the slats it was the quickest. The wind we had this spring held up the painting quite a lot as well. So, onto the cushions. The old ones were toast mainly due to this chair being in a home with a couple of cats that loved to lay in it. One of the few animals I am allergic to are cats, so new cushion foam was in order. Have you ever priced this stuff?? Wow. Even with a 40% coupon from Joann Fabrics, the cushioning alone cost $50. The original bottom was contoured around the arm supports but I decided not to try to cut this stuff. It's messy and being so thick, I wasn't sure what to use to cut it. I don't own an electric knife and I was thinking that would have been an option. The back support cushion is 2 layers of a thinner poly foam. I like how it turned out and it is so different from the original chair. It's a nice addition to the eclectic hand-me-down/yard sale furniture in my guest room. I am encouraged to try another re-do project....a previously painted but stripped dresser in our bedroom. I'll take a before photo of it before I get underway. 

Just wait until next time. I have a BIG surprise!


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