Latest blog posts for the Salvation Army Thrift Store

Here are my latest and greatest Creative Expert posts for the Salvation Army Thrift Store blog... Enjoy!

January 2019
December 2018

Stay tuned for upcoming posts! Also find me in the Salvation Army's print publication Faith & Friends. I love my partners-in-thrift at the Salvation Army!


Getting my crafty mojo back with a quick chair refresh

I'm getting my crafty mojo back... January started with some fun blog posts for the Salvation Army Thrift Store blog and then this chair update. I found this lovely at Urban Repurpose. The wood needed to be refinished and the seat definitely needed to be reupholstered.

I decided to sand down the wood and add tung oil to it... The grain is gorgeous!

The seat was dingy and kind of ugly.

First up was removing the seat and then sanding and oiling the wood.

I found this gorgeous wool upholstery fabric at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store for $3.99. I also had a bit more of my FAV fabric find.

I went with my FAV fabric for the upholstery.

I love this fabric! And it looks great on the chair.

So so SO happy with the finished piece.

Next up is this lovely... The back rest is proving too difficult for me so I'm going to get a professional to do it.

It'll be the perfect partner for the other chair.

And I'm using my recent thrift find for the back rest. It's going to look awesome!

Here's to a crafty beginning to the new year!