I was completely inspired this week when I got my House Beautiful Magazine in the mail - - awesome stuff in there this time!!
First thing I learned… I am trendier than I thought! AND I have no clue why I was doing those Re-upholstery tutorials…
Check out these chairs - - yup – there they are sitting there in all their “un – upholstered glory.”
Remember this set of chairs that I couldn’t post about for FOREVER because I made a rule that I can’t post until the project is done? Yeah, they sat in my house looking exactly like this for at least 5 months! Who knew, I should have just left them - - I am so trendy and I didn’t even know it! (If I would have know that it was cool, I would have at least taken a picture of them without their backs!!
Seriously - - I guess there will not be a Re-upholstery 300 series because apparently all you need to know how to do is take the fabric off, not know how to put it back on – anyone can handle that!!
OK, seriously though, I was really inspired by one item that I saw!
Look at this Station Sign! - - I love it! It has a vintage look to it and what a huge statement it would make on a wall!! But, when I looked at them, I saw something a little different in my mind - - - something almost exactly like that, but personalized!! - - AND cheaper!!
Here is my version:
What do you think? It’s my version of a military record of where we have been stationed and Handsome Hubby’s deployments. It’s so personalized and has a ton of meaning for our family, but yet is really makes a statement in our entryway. And what a conversation starter!!
I started by re-purposing a failed project:
This was one of the kids desks before I re-did the school room. It was a great idea - - nice piece of wood for the top of the desk - - covered with the world map - - just add legs. It was great for the first week of school, but after kids leaned on it and
tried to dance on it diligently did their school work on it… it was worthless!!
So, I took the legs and brackets off, removed the map, and spray painted the wood black. Then I freehand painted on all the different places we have lived/been stationed along with Handsome Hubby’s deployments and the years in an antique white.
Can I just tell you that I am in love with this project? I am so pleased with how well it turned out. Wouldn’t these be fun to “list” different vacation spots you have gone to or street names that you have lived on? Oh the possibilities!!