This may be the hardest post I've ever written. Let's plunge ahead and see where we go with this one. It is a mood board for the Master Bedroom.
I have never done a mood board before so you will have to bear with me. Now you may say "what business do you have doing mood boards when you are a DIY blogger". And you would be correct in that statement. But a few posts back when I showed you the shelf makeover I asked if you wanted to see a mood board for the bedroom and I got positive feedback.
So here it is, warts and all. Because in the end it will help us see results for the DIY projects that need to be done in this room.
Sometimes in life you get what you wish for. I had wanted this cabinet from the first time I laid my eyes on it. It was vintage and full of dust but that did not deter me. What I thought would be an easy project turned out to be exactly the opposite.
This has to be from the Seventies and once housed an actual television inside those ornate doors. Our neighbor had given it to my dad and he kept it in the foyer but I felt it had potential ... I mean look at that scroll work. And so I wanted to revive this vintage TV cabinet.
This project came about, out of necessity. We have a spot next to our front door which is like a tiny porch, well it's not really a porch just a place to stand after you walk up the stairs to get to the door.
Anyway it was looking kind of lonely and empty... till I found this torn old rattan chair and got an idea to re-purpose it into outdoor decor and give the front of the house some curb appeal.
Last week I shared the reveal of my girls' room with you. But I have a confession, even when a room is finished, there is always room for improvement. In this case we needed a chair for the computer desk, because that ottoman that my girl was using was just not cutting it. I needed to find a better solution pronto- that poor ottoman was getting squashed.
After a quick trip to the basement I found not one but four of these chairs. Well I only needed one, but thought I should redo two of them. Because you never know... And so I ended up getting two unique makeovers from one type of chair.
This has to be the most frustrating project I have ever tackled! Just look at it - all simple and shy! And it was saying to me "come and make me over, I am just a humble little bench."
Never have more false words been spoken! Because sometimes things may look simple but they are not! And so, this is the tale of the not so simple transformation of a bench. A Mid-Century Modern bench at that!
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle 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 and New York.
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