d*s reader laura hale was browsing through her local thrift store when she saw this “lonely little grey train case miserably tossed in a corner”. despite being full of dings and stains, laura thought took it home for a little tlc and a handmade makeover. she primed the entire case inside and out, painted the outside fields white, the trim black, and the inside fuchsia, and then decoupaged poppies from her favorite snow & graham wrapping paper onto the interior and exterior. a few coats of poly (to keep it stain resistant) later, it’s now laura’s “favorite thing”. great work, laura!
this ottoman makeover comes from graphic designer rachel shingleton. tired of the brown pleather upholstery on her storage cubes (which were sitting around collecting dust) rachel decided to whip up a few colorful covers made from fabric she found on etsy. a few hours later her storage ottomans had gone from dark and dreary to bright and cheerful. thanks for sharing, rachel!
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CLICK HERE to see leila’s beautiful burlap and button pinboard makeover (including a fun how-to!) after the jump!
leila of in the tweeds sent over this lovely frame makeover. after repainting the frame and adding a cork layer to the frame’s back, leila added a burlap cover and created her own vintage button thumbtacks (tutorial here!) to create a truly custom corkboard. the final look is, as leila wrote, “night and day” and the little custom thumbtacks are such a nice touch. great work, leila!