By the time you read this I will be safely in my home in Greece. Yes I have left my sweet sons to go back home. But that does not mean that I did not wreak havoc behind me. I made sure to repurpose and upcycle a whole bunch of things.
But my biggest job was the dining room bookcases upcycled with chalky paint and gift wrapping paper. This was the mess in the dining room of my son's apartment. And it could only have gotten better after I got my chalk paint on it.
This dictionary stand has been in my house for at least the last six years. I don't know how it got here, but my son seems to have a certain attachment to it. Which is not a bad thing. The bad thing is that this cherry red piece sticks out like a sore thumb in my otherwise black, beige, and blue apartment.
Yes, most of the furniture is either black or a dark brown. No cherry in sight here. It was time to upcycle the dictionary Stand with chalk paint.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have all recovered from the holidays. I had a wonderful time, so good in fact, that I am now ready to share with you my most popular DIY posts for 2016. Better late than never as the saying goes.
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This is an old bed frame that I had sitting ... you guessed it... in my basement. It is a nice size, a little less than full but bigger than a twin. Here you can see that nasty too-much-orange-varnish look that we all love so much. It may be fall but we don't need to see this year round.
A few months ago I shared a dresser makeover with you. It was an old Ikea dresser that was about 25 years old and I painted it a soft green. Well, it turned out so nice that I decided to redo the bed to go with the dresser. Today, I am going to show you how to makeover an old wooden bed frame.
This is the story of four table legs that were found out in the road. These poor legs were filthy and covered in mud. But they were curvaceous and full of rugged personality and that is what my husband saw when he spotted them out there by themselves. Little did he know, the can of worms he'd be opening up by bringing them home.
This is the tale of the drunken table and a fall vignette.
I'm Mary and I live in beautiful Greece where I like to repurpose and upcycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece.
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