three more finished projects

I have been working on pieces of furniture for my girlfriend and partner, Robbyn.   Her family have recently moved into a new house and there are several things she has had me on the lookout for when I am out treasure hunting.  The first piece I am showing today is an ottoman to place within the comfy sectional that is in their basement family room.  Here is the redeemed and transformed piece!

finished piece

more detail

As found shot

Quite a change huh?  Would you have bought it?  It was really clean and had no odor…Robbyn and I worked on this one together.  We cut off the old fabric, covered the cushion and base with batting and reupholstered.  The tricky part for me is always the corners, especially on a deep piece like this.  We placed the fabric over it and pinned the corners off.  We then ran a seam down each corner and clipped off all the extra fabric.  (doesn’t that sound easy?, it took two days… day to figure out how to use the sewing machine…the next to get the job done….I think we get it now :)  It looked like a slipcover, it fit snuggly right over the whole piece and we then attached it with staples…we then used tack strips around the upper and lower base unit to give it a more polished look.  I love the finished piece….really durable upholstery fabric that won’t show any stains (from three little, lively boys) and will coordinate great with her dark brown upholstered sectional.

The second find was this dresser for the new baby boy that is due in October:

Pottery Barn Kids Dresser Find Painted Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint

another angle...painted...waxed with clear wax....followed by dark wax

before shot….shortly after I had started painting!  I found this great piece right in town at our resale shop.

before shot...blond wood

Find number  3:  A small table/nightstand to place next to a chair to hold newborn baby supplies.

after shot of cute small bookcase/nightstand

Again, I forgot to get a before picture of this piece.  It was a dark brown stained piece with cute lines found at the Goodwill resale shop.  Perfect to put a couple of baskets in to store all the items you need when you have a newborn.  This is planned to go next to the chair that is in the process of being redeemed.  I hope to share that with you in the next few days.

Do you have any thoughts you would like to share?  Any ideas?