Thursday, July 03, 2008

Weekend Projects ...

Television programming has been bombarded with decorating shows and when I have the flicker in my hand, that's usually what we watch. However, actually doing something to my own home is much more challenging!

Our family room furniture has been deteriorating rapidly over the last several years. We own two beautiful, long-haired, cuddly cats with nails who have torn the front panels of our furniture to shreds. The actual structure of the furniture is fine, but the upholstery needed help.

I've been wanting to highlight the black in our family room for quite some time ... our wood stove is black, our lamps are black, a few candle holders are black. So, I found an old pair of black pants and a can of black paint. Andrew tackled the front panels of the furniture, removing the green and adding the black, while I painted all the green legs of our end tables a nice, shiny black. The projects took a few hours, but were completely FREE! We were amazed at the results. Thought you'd like to see ...

10 comments:

Mona said...

Are you kidding me!
a pair of pants?
Wow! What resourcefullness. Ok I failed
Home-Ec so bear with me here.
It looks amazing
Great Job!
I will have to show Steve and then hand him my clothes that no longer fit and see what he can do with my Kitchen :-)

Rhonda said...

WOW!!! Vicki - absolutely amazing! I am so impressed. You need to submit this somewhere - I don't know where - but somewhere. :)

Tammy said...

It looks great!!!! Painting something so small can make such a big difference. I thought you got new furniture.
Very good!!!!

Brittany said...

Wow awesome! Black is a good colour(or shade some people may say)!

Vicki said...

I thought afterwards that I should have called this post "Cheap and Easy"!!! ha!

Roxanne said...

Looks great! How creative!!

Shari said...

way to go... hey, I could use some help at my place... tons of painting... flooring to be laid.... dry wall seams to mud... furniture to fix... do you and Andrew do house calls?!?!

Cathy said...

Your furniture looks great! Nice job!

Charlene said...

it looks great! a nice makeover without even leaving home . . . or spending any money!!!! yeah!!!!

Why 2nd Cup of Coffee? said...

That is one of the most innovative things I've heard of in quite a while! Thanks for your comments about the Eiffel lamp. I got it at Hobby Lobby for $30, marked down from $60! Yay!