Thursday, March 28, 2013

Updating with Black Paint & Burlap

I love both black paint and burlap and recently had a great opportunity to use them together. I found two awesome pieces of furniture (at separate places) that were just begging for a makeover.


First, this gorgeous side table. It is super heavy and sturdy and I love the shape and the little drawer and shelf. This is exactly what the owner of the store I consign at told me to look for. Want to know the best part? I bought it from a girl on craigslist for just $5!

All it needed was a quick sanding, a coat of black paint and a little finishing wax.  Do you love the old lantern? That is one of my latest acquisitions that I'm keeping for myself!


Next up is this gorgeous chair. I love the lines of it! I found it at this little store about a half hour away from my house. The old man working was such a fun guy and I can't wait to go back.

This was another simple makeover since the piece was structurally very sound.  I did one coat of black paint and distressed to give an aged appearance.  I then upholstered with burlap (I folded the fabric in half first so that there was no space between the wide weave of the fabric).  I upholstered right over the original fabric because I could feel that it was stuffed with straw (it is a super old chair) and I just didn't want to deal with that.

Here are some before shots for comparison:

A last final look:

 One more thing, please bear with me as I try reset my routine to add in regular furniture refinishing and picking.  I have had some pretty good success with selling my things thus far and just need to build up my stash.  Plus, I had a sinus infection that did not go away with antibiotics and came back much worse and accompanied by a double ear infection. I'm pretty certain one ear drum burst the other night. So I'm just kind of frazzled.  But, I know I'll be back into my routine of posting, commenting and linking again soon.


P.S. These pieces will be for sale at Village Primitives on Main Street in Sturbridge, Massachusetts starting this weekend.

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