decor projects

Furniture and spaces I've upcycled, updated, refurbished and/or otherwise DIY'd.


Wall shelving project

Before (3 industrial shelving units with particle board shelves)

After - Had lumber cut to size to replace particle board, applied multiple coats of tea and vinegar stain to age, finished with walnut oil.


Rescued chairs

Before ($2 thrift store chair)

After- sanded and stained

Before ($7 thrift store chair)

After - Stained, added new foam and reupholstered.

Before (Craigslist find)

After - Repaired damaged to wood and cane, cleaned upholstery, and stained a slightly darker color.


Banister update


New walk-in pantry

Before (kitchen closet)

After - Painted floor, painted walls, added floor cloth (hides crawl space access door), added shelves.


Half bath budget renovation

Before

After - Removed wallpaper, painted walls, up-cycled lighting, installed new faucet and drawer pulls, refaced old Formica with concrete.


Master bath budget renovation

  • Painted walls, cabinet and tile grout.
  • Stenciled floor
  • Installed new medicine cabinets, drawer pulls, and towel bars.

  • Den & fireplace update

    Before

    After - Painted walls, trim and fireplace; added reclaimed lumber mantle; (had tile professionally installed)


    Budget light fixture update

    Before

    After - Gel stained and added "new" (recycled) shades.

     

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