How to Repair the Webbing on a Vintage Mid-Century Chair

Replace Old Rubber Webbing Mid Century Chair

A vintage mid-century chair is always a great find. Unfortunately, the affordable ones are usually in bad condition, and they get passed up by many buyers because it's intimidating to figure out where or how to fix them. Last winter I bought a mid-century chair at an estate sale for $15, with broken webbing, and worn-out cushions. But the structure of the chair was in excellent condition. If you find one like this, don't pass it up! Continue Reading

67 Furniture “Before and Afters” That’ll Totally Inspire You

I love a good before-and-after, don't you? There's so much satisfaction in taking a sad roadside find or cheap garage sale rescue and totally transforming it into something new and different. We've rounded up some of our favorite furniture makeovers to inspire you to either start that upholstery project, get out the spray paint, or hit up this weekend's local yard sale scene. From dressers to dining tables, here are some of our favorite furniture makeovers.            Continue Reading

Get (Your Furniture) Naked! How to Remove Old Paint from Wood

How to remove paint from wood furniture
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When it comes to thrift store finds, painting can be a fantastic way to totally transform something old into something new. That being said, too much paint can be a bad thing. Sometimes the most refreshing way to refinish a solid piece of wood furniture is to totally strip it naked and start fresh. That's how I felt about this chair (and its amazing technicolored dream-coats of old paint). Thankfully, it wasn't a ton of work to remove paint from the entire thing. Continue Reading

Curbly Shopping Guide: Stylish Outdoor Seating Under $100

I don't know if you noticed, but… IT'S MAY! May brings a handful of rainy days, sure, but also the promise of summer and warm evenings spent outside with friends, some good food, and a cold drink or two. Get your outdoor space entertainment-ready with these stylish and affordable seating options!      

1. Lucinda Stacking Chair (orange or white): $69 2. Woven Outdoor Armchair: $79 3. Outdoor Reclining Chair (brown/black or gray): $99 4. Hammock (turquoise or orange): $29

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Make It: DIY Outdoor Log Lounge Chair

Even though it snowed yesterday where I live (Hello, weather! It’s May! Get a grip.), my thoughts are occupied by visions of summer and lounging in the sun with a good book. Of course, to lounge one would need a lounge chair. I’m thinking of giving this rustic-meets-modern version a go!      

Depending on where you live, getting your hands on birch logs can be a challenge. Fortunately, this tutorial from HomeMade Modern can be adapted to a variety of cylindrically-shaped materials. Continue Reading

Before & After: Awesome Patterned Chair Makeover

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What do you get when you take a plain IKEA chair and attack it with a Sharpie? Something totally awesome.     


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BAM! How stylish is this?! A simple, pseudo-animal print takes this boring dining chair to the next level. See the inspiration and how it’s done over on Little Green Notebook!

Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

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We’ve got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!    

1. IKEA Felt Stool Cushion Makeover

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2. Paint-Dipped Side Table Makeover

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3. Mid-Century Office Chair Makeover

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4. PVC Pipe Dresser Makeover

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5. Wood-embellished Herringbone Dresser Makeover

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6. Mod Ottoman Makeover

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7. Circular Link-embellished Dresser Makeover

Have you spotted any other modern furniture makeovers recently? Share your faves in the comments!

Before & After: A Colorful Woven Bench Makeover

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The “before” looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative makeover!   


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A trip to the hardware store brought inspiration to Sam Henderson, the creative director for Today’s Nest: colorful rope in a variety of textures and patterns! This versatile material proved to be just what he needed to give this seat-less bench a face lift. He opted to go with a bright orange (perfect for the boy’s room it was intended for), and in the end created a sturdy, hand-woven seat! Continue Reading