You all know that I’m a huge fan of chairs, and I am a firm believer in customizing old chairs and making them your own. These refurbished flea market chairs by Sarah Immerfall are the perfect example of a great, personalized design. The mix of pattern and typography on these modest folding chairs looks fantastic. You can see more of Sarah’s flea market finds and how she fixes them up on her Tumblr site. Great work, Sarah! — Kate
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $50 ($20 per chair and $10 for paint)
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CLICK HERE to see more of Sarah’s painted chairs and Beth & Nick’s rug design after the jump!
Finding the perfect rug can be quite difficult, and the high cost of most attractive rugs sadly prevents a lot of switching up. Homeowners Beth and Nick have cleverly sidestepped this issue by creating a lovely ornate pattern on their old rug using a decorative stencil pattern. According to the couple, the process was extremely easy, and yet the results create such a huge difference! This is definitely an idea I’ll keep in mind for the future. Thanks for sharing, Beth and Nick!
Time: 1.5 hours
Cost: $35 (or free, if you have all the materials lying around)
1. Measure out increments on the rug.
2. Line up the stencil with newspaper around it.
3. Spray paint the rug in any color/brand, approximately 6″ from the surface. Be careful not to bump or move the stencil.
4. Remove stencil and start the next increment.
5. Make your way around the rug until complete!