As an appreciator of vintage and used home items, I love seeing how others creatively transform pieces. Breathing new life to these pieces gives a new lease on life to something that may otherwise be tossed aside.
I find myself liking this piece, but having the time to take on furniture project due to pressing home improvement projects we have going.
These 10 velvet DIY projects will make your heart plush. (Now that was cheesy, but something about velvet makes wonky puns ok.)
My love of velvet is well-documented, read another post about that here. The lushness, the rich colors, the variety of textures – there’s so much to love about velvet. Have you become smitten with an appreciation for all things velvet?
We took our chandelier from the 1980s to modern for only $5! The dining room chandelier in our ranch house, while likely not original, was a white ceramic and brass piece from the 1980s. It badly needed an update.
Furniture and decor with a raw or live wood edge have a beautiful handmade feel. The organic shape adds interest to any room. It effortlessly showcases craftsmanship.
When the wood has been smoothed and cut on some surfaces but left au natural, possibly with the bark intact, it creates a lovely form. These pieces fit well not only in a rustic log cabin, but in a polished modern room.
There’s something about live edge wood that offers this natural beauty makes a stunning presence in a room. And raw edge pieces not only exist beautifully, they proclaim, “I’m here!”
There’s nothing quite like rubbing your hands across the surface of velvet. The interesting richness makes any surface even more crush-worthy. (Now that was cheesy!)
Our new house has a living room and a family room (the rumpus room!). This second entertaining space was a “must have” on our home buying list. Now we have one and have been slowly finding pieces of furniture to fill it.
Embarrassingly, two zero gravity lawn chairs are the only seating options right now. It’s clear, we need a sofa when the budget allows. I’ve been eyeing up some lovely varieties and this got me thinking more about velvet. Continue reading “Velvet Crush”
We moved into our 1970s ranch three months ago. It was clear, as our home inspector described, that it had some “deferred maintenance.” Our master bathroom, while tiny, had many maintenance issues. We still cannot use the shower in this room, that’ll be a story for a future post.
Addressing these projects have given me a lot of content for future posts about affordable updates that have a big impact.
For only $50, we dramatically transformed our bathroom – my proudest DIY project so far!
After living with a dingy master bathroom floor, we were able to dramatically transform the room on the cheap!
Progress: Recognizing I am the Tortoise, not the Hare
On one hand, I feel like this was a slow week in terms of the blog and all that making it happen stuff. Yet on the other hand, considering this is all new to me, perhaps I should just take the wins where they are. Continue reading “One Week In, I am the Tortoise”