Monday, January 16, 2012

Flea Market Footstool - Before and After

I have finished the footstool I bought this weekend (yes... that quickly). I love it; now I need to finish the wing back chair that will go along with it.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wingback Chair Progress

I have been working on my Wingback Chair for a couple weeks, doing a little bit at a time. The hardest part has been taking out the millions and millions of staples! I mean seriously! I get it, the material needs to stay on but millions of staples really?!?!? My poor abused hands... okay enough complaining.

I have gotten all the material stripped off and the chair is in such great condition that I can reuse all of the padding and batting. I ordered my material from, and supplies from

So, tomorrow I plan on painting the legs and starting the reupholstering process. When I complete the chair I will do a post on my process, before and after photos etc.

Here is what I have done so far:


During; material stripped off

Craigslist Find - Milk Cans!!

I have been searching Craigslist everyday for cheap milk cans. Finally, I found exactly what I was looking for! Two milk cans in good condition; one is blue and rusted and the other one was painted. I am going to repaint the burgundy and gold one and probably leave the blue rusted one the way it is (treating it to prevent further rust).

ReStore Table, Before and After

I bought this table at the Habitat for Humanity Restore for $20, Silver Spray Paint and Primer $6 for a grand total of $26.00.



Craigslist Chair - Before and After

I have completed my first chair!!! YAY me!

The chair cost me $0, the fabric was on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $5, plus a can of black satin spray paint, and primer $6 for a grand total of $11.00.
Here are the pictures:

Flea Market Haul

I have been driving by a flea market off of Highway 380 for months, and I kept saying that I need to go and take a look around as I drove by. So finally after a few months I finally made a trip over there.

Here is what I found!

$8 stool in good condition, perfect for my Wingback chair.

$1 Ball Jar in Blueish Green/Teal color 

$10 Old Trivet and Iron

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