Revisiting old projects & feeling inspired

Ever go through old DIY projects, furniture updates, etc then get inspired? I was looking through old photos for potential Snapguide tutorials and found some of my FAV furniture updates. I might have to revisit the whole furniture refinishing thang this summer!

Here's FAV project #1 - it's a $1 chair from the Sechelt dump that I refinished with funky thrift store fabric...

And FAV project #2 is this art deco dresser I found at the Gibsons Recycling Depot for $4. I shabby chic-ed it since the wood was pretty crappy. I then invested in some uber lovely drawer pulls.

FAV project #3 is one of my Sechelt dump chairs. I paid $1 for this chair and managed to refinish it within a few hours. I sanded, oiled then reupholstered. Was super easy peasy! I adore the wood grain... Shellac is nasty!

And then my most prized find is this cabinet that was gifted to me. Yup it was free! Total score! The wood drawer pulls were so darn dated. I sanded the cabinet, stained it then had a craft date with my Dad. We drilled new holes then added some swanky pulls.

I love the transformation of this free cabinet... And it's perfect for storing all of my fabric!

The new drawer pulls were expensive but so worth it!

It's got me thinking... Spring has sprung and I may just have to drag some furniture outside and make it pretty!

Here's to sunshine, getting outside and turning dated furniture finds into fabulous pieces!


  1. Am so jealous of your fabric cabinet, it is beautiful. Inspiring as ever, thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Martine!! The cabinet was a total score... I love the brass pulls. :-)