If anyone reads ApartmentTherapy online, please be sure to look for my two entries of furniture re-dos and vote. Here are my two Before and After entries. Let me know what you think.
Don't be intimidated by the prospect of reupholstering an ugly or stained office chair with seemingly complicated mechanics. This office chair was purchased at my FAVORITE furniture store-Goodwill, for a whopping $6.99. I had oodles of a fabric remnant I purchased for $5.99 a yard. This chair took approximately one yard of fabric. I am waiting for a website adjustment to post the remainder of the pictures.
The simple design of Timothy Ben’s Tabloid occasional table makes it totally knock-off-able. The website doesn’t say what material is used in its construction, but for a DIY attempt, my first impression is laminated 2" by 8"s. However, at only 200mm high–or about 8 inches–2" x 6"s would be perfect for the legs. Add to that the thickness of the 500mm–or about 20 inch–square tabletop and you’d have the your… Continue Reading
I'm pretty sure I'll never own anything made of wicker, but if I did, you can be sure it'd be 'electric eggplant' or some such bold craziness. "The People's Media Company" Associated Content has a useful article for getting some color onto these textured beasts using readily available materials: Old toothbrush or scrub brush (and a vacuum cleaner), Bleach, Clean damp cloth (painters' lint-free rags are good choices), Fine-grit sandpaper, Tack… Continue Reading
From the BB2 Line by Not Neutral is this clever bed/bench combo, which fits any twin-sized mattress. For those custom to taking pencil to paper and breaking out the power tools, the bed’s simple design means that it’s totally DIYable. Although marketed to the kid crowd, made in a double or queen size, it could work for humans over the age of 18, too. For those not interested in the DIY route, the bed is available through modernmini… Continue Reading
Check out Matteo’s impressive Timber Bed. With a little woodworking experience, this design is totally DIY-able. Constructed out of what looks like 4" x 4" (the canopy), 2" x 6" (the bed rails), and 1" x 4" (the slats). Matteo doesn’t give the price for the bed. Of course, we know what that means: if we have to ask, we can’t afford, which gives us another reason to make one ourselves.