"This footstool had been kicking around the classrooms in my school for over fourteen years. No one is quite sure who it belonged to originally," explains Lori at Rise.Shine.Create. When she found it hidden under a pile of books in another classroom, she asked her colleague if it could go home with her.
Over at Mommy is Coocoo, Amanda was thrilled to be given this little chair as a hand-me-down. She completely fell in love with the French Provincial style and curvy lines of this chair, but the teddy bear upholstery......not so much.
At her blog, Tiny Sidekick, Corey shares an upholstering project. Corey's mom had a comfy, round ottoman that had started looking a little shabby and didn't go with her current decor. She asked Corey to help give it a new look.
Erin and Emily blog at Elizabeth Joan Designs. The last time the sisters were together, Erin mentioned that she needed a chair for her new desk. As luck would have it, Emily had recently rescued the perfect chair from the roadside, and was happy to pass it along to her sister. As you can see, the chair was in decent condition, but the upholstery was not
Over at My Repurposed Life, Mindi of My Love 2 Create put together an amazing piece of furniture, using chairs that she found on the curb during her city's spring clean up. The chairs were in bad shape, with ugly upholstery and a broken spindle or two.
Briana's family owns a paint store. She's been working on updating the store decor, trying to showcase some of the fantastic color options they offer. These chairs are available for customers to sit down, but they were looking a little dowdy. She shares the makeover at Posh Purpose.
Over at One Krieger Chick, Ariean tells us, "Years ago, my dad came across this cast iron bathtub in excellent condition and since he knows I kinda like old stuff, he asked if I would like it." Of course she said yes, but it took her a few years to figure out how she'd use it.
Recently, Cristina from Remodelando la Casa encountered an interesting situation. An store in her area was closing, and was giving away office chairs for free! She went over and picked up two sturdy, upholstered chairs. They were in great shape, but they weren't exactly her style.
Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented chose this beauty for her very first reupholstering project. She found it for FREE off Craigslist and instantly saw the potential in its tiny little ad photo. Her husband, on the other hand, was of course shaking his head and questioning how anything beautiful could ever come of the eyesore.
Over at Pondered Primed Perfected, Sherry had been seeing country-fied coffee tables at all the yard sales she went to. She'd wondered what anyone could do to update them. Then, one day inspiration struck.
Jenna of SAS Interiors had been wanting to try her hand at reupholstering for awhile but was held back by her own uncertainty of whether or not she could actually take on the task. After gaining the confidence she needed, Jenna dove in and found her guinea pig at a thrift store.
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