Tuesday, November 16, 2010

400th Post...And something NOT made out of paper!

Yep this is my 400th post! WOW! I feel like it was just yesterday and Jen was telling me I should start a blog to post my cards! That was already 3 (ish) years ago and 400 posts later, I am here sharing a little DIY project and not something papercrafting related!

So I am super excited...this weekend was the craft show....and there was a garage sale going on at the same time! Of course, I had to go check it out when I found this....

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My friend Laura was with me and she is really good at talking me into things so of course I bought it for $10!  All I could see was me, a can of black spray paint and some upholstery!  My furniture in my Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen is mostly black!  I have had lots of fun with black spray paint because of this!  So I knew this little beauty was going to get a makeover!  Here are a few more pics....

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I got a can of black satin spray paint, an old rag, sand paper, some new foam and some clearance upholstery!  Oh and a big staple gun!  And I got to work! 

I cleaned the whole thing with warm water and a old rag, sanded a little and then this....

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After this, I took off the very nasty upholstery and added a new foam cushion and some new fabric using a big staple gun!  Easy peasy!  I think it turned out kinda fun for an amateur furniture fixer upper!  :)
And then here it is finished...

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Here you can see how will it goes with the black wood furniture I already have!  My dining room table...which I love so much...has black chairs with the oak table!  Love it!  Now this Telephone chair goes so perfectly right under that mirror!  That big huge thing sticking out in my dining room is the chimney from the fireplace downstairs!  Nice, right?  I dislike that thing greatly!  BUT it looks way better than when we moved in!  It was surrounded by HUGE sheving and black formica countertops!  omg was it outdated!

Just a few more shots....

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Here are 2 more things I spray painted! This frame to this apple picture and the mirror! They were green and worked well in my old house but they just had to be black for my new house!

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So thanks for stopping in on my 400th post!  So exciting!  I have had the chance to get to know so many sweet people and I have appreciated more than you know, all of the comments over the years!  Thank you for following me along on this fun hobby called papercrafting!  (And now home DIY stuff right?) :)

Have a great day!

34 comments:

  1. Look at you! That is such a fantastic find and a diamond in the ruff! You sure did make it shine Laurie. Oh, and your house is gorgeous!

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  2. Congrats on your 400th post! I am amazed by your ambition! I always have big plans in my head for doing home projects but never make the time. You did a beautiful job!

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  3. Happy 400th post! And I love the telephone chair and diy projects!!

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  4. That desk was a super cute find Laurie!! I'm impressed that you already have it finished! It looks perfect in that spot in your dining room! I can't wait to see it in person!

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  5. Too funny...I saw the picture before I started reading and my first thought was...black spray paint...I am in love with black spray paint also! Congrats on your 400th post and my golly that piece was a steal for $10, spray paint and material!! It looks AWESOME!

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  6. It turned out fabulous! It fits right in with the rest of your beautiful home.

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  7. Wow!! I would have never even looked twice at that chair bedfore, but you have made it amazing! It looks awesome and you madr it look super easy. You did an excellent job lady! And congrats on the 400th post!!

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  8. 400 posts??!... WOW! Congrats! :)
    I love what you did with the little desk chair. Fabulous work!
    Next time, I'll think twice before overlooking am old piece of furniture!

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  9. WOW!! What an awesome find! So neat how it looks now. I love junk and antiques.

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  10. Oh my goodness! I can't believe you finished this since SATURDAY!! It looks great Laurie!! Good advice Laura!! :) I love the fabric too and it looks perfect there!

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  11. Congrats on your 400th post! OMG what a find in the telephone chair. I love what you did with it!

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  12. OMG! 10$? What a diamond in the rough you lucky girl! It is so true that another man's junk is another man's treasure! Loooooove it!

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  13. LOVE the chair! Nice job! I have lots of black in my house, it would go nicely here too :)

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  14. Wow-400th post! Congrats! I think you are a great furniture fixer upper! We have alot of black in our home, too.

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  15. 400 posts! Congratulations Laurie. The telephone chair looks great. I love the fabric you chose for the cushion.

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  16. Loved taking a peak into your beautiful home and what a fab job you did with the spray paint. Yey you!!

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  17. WOW that is absolutely beautiful. I never get lucky at garage sales. Great job!

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  18. Happy 400th post...and wow on the furniture...I am no where near as talented as you!!!

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  19. What a super fine! And the price was excellent too! Love how you gave it new life and it works so well under that mirror. Congrats on the 400th post!

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  20. That thing is gorgeous!! So old-fashioned! Before the makeover, that is... ;)

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  21. Congrats on your 400th post, Laurie! And what a fantastic find from garage sale. And what a great transformation of it. You have done an amazing work painting. Looks great and fits your decor well. Great work!

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  22. Oh my gosh, I love it! Firstly, I love little nook desks like that -- adorable -- but it turned out so amazing! I had no idea that refinishing could be that easy. Where did you find the foam cushion? What was your final investment in the piece?

    I'm all intrugued! Lol.

    Congrats on your 400th post! That's quite a milestone!

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  23. What a fabulous find and so perfect for that space in your home! Beautiful work!

    Congratulations on your 400th post!! WOWZERS! That is something to celebrate, girl! You are amazingly talented! I always enjoy checking out your creations on your blog! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

    I also wanted to say thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!!! I didn't realize you used to live in Colorado! I wish you still lived here so we could stamp together!!! We lived in Indiana for six years before moving here, so I completely understand what it's like to be surrounded by flat land and corn fields...*wink*.

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  24. Wow!!! Huge congrats on your 400th post!!!! Looking forward to the next 400 *wink*!!!!! Laurie, the magic your worked on the little telephone table!!! Wow!!! You are so darn creative! Love all the coordinating things your spray painted. Way to recycle - everything old is new again!

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  25. Wow, what a fantastic job you did. I can't believe it is the "old" thing you bought last weekend. Looks so pretty in your home. You certainly have vision to know exactly what you would do with it when you saw it.

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  26. Beautiful job refinishing that baby, Laurie...and what a find! You have great taste in decor... I can tell visitors feel very welcome there! :)

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  27. Love your refinishing job on the telephone chair Laurie. You really turned trash into a treasure. You have a beautiful home and it is obvious you are not only a talented card maker, but talented in interior design as well. Congrats on your 400th post.

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  28. VERY nice Laurie! Love your decor! I have a couple of tables that I got rid of before we moved. I should have held on to them! Who knew it would be so easy to update them?! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. This proves that you are a girl after my own heart! I long to find a diamond in the rough and fix it up. You made it look really easy! Good for Laura talking you into such a wonderful addition to your room...and for ONLY $10!! =)

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  30. You have nice decor. Great job re-finishing your bargain telepone seat! Ironically, I too bought one at a yard sale for a bargain price! Since most of my furniture is old and prim or prim-style, mine pretty much fit my decor as it was. All I had to do was clean and polish it with Feed n Wax and recover the seat. I don't have any room to add more furniture to my home but I remember how fun it was to find and collect all the pieces and "make them mine!" Cool! :)

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  31. Congrats on your 400th post and what a wonderful job you did with this furniture! it looks absolutely amazing!!

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  32. Wow, Laurie, this is incredible! I love the fabric you chose, it looks so good with the decor and the black furniture.

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  33. I've been very, very lucky to have your blog sent directly to my e-mail, but then I never pop over to your site to leave a comment! Just wanted you to know how beautiful your creations are and how I am so in awe of everything you make! This table/chair remake is truely remarkable and I hope you enjoy your gorgeous work for a very long time! P.S. I also wanted to thank you for your 12 days of XMas inspirations! Happy Holidays!

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