Thursday, March 18, 2010

Passion

Obviously you guys know I have a passion for interior design and decorating. But related to that, I have a passion of "upcycling".

Take this Salvation Army chair for instance:

before


after


And this desk:

before


after



I have many more pieces that I've redone but I need to scrounge up the before's!

Anyway, I've decided now that I work from home I have time to start doing more of these projects. Yesterday I picked up this amazing settee:



It is in perfect shape, amazingly comfortable and the perfect size for a round dining room table or an entryway.

I really don't know what I'm going to do with it just yet (obviously reupholster and paint), but once I'm finished with it, it will be for sale! I'm excited to flex my creative muscles in this new way.

If you might be interested, feel free to email me. Especially now that I haven't done anything with it... we could work together to make something fit for your home.

28 comments:

  1. Nice job! I have a Masters Degree in Sustainabiliby and LOVE to see people really using their creativity and keeping stuff out of landfills! *Amy

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  2. I really wish I had more time to do this kind of stuff. But it's fun to see other people doing it! Thanks. Can't wait to see what happens with that settee.
    xoxoxo
    micaela

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  3. Nice finds! I'm sure that settee is going to be lovely! Can't wait for the after pics.

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  4. I'm dying over the settee, and wish, wish, WISH I had a spot for it!

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  5. Bryn, question for you...
    Do you do your own upholstery? If so, how did you learn? I really want to figure out how to do this myself. A local community college was offering classes before but they discontinued them this year.

    Furniture looks great!

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  6. Honestly - I really like the upholstery. I think it just needs to be painted white and distressed and it would be beautiful! Very shabby chic.

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  7. Oh I wish I was in Charlotte to pick up that piece from you! Have been looking for a settee for our dining room table. Beautiful!

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  8. Is this from the Salvation Army over on Central?

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  9. Kim - Nope, it's from Craigslist. I didn't realize there was a Salvation Army in Charlotte?

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  10. Love it! I wish I had a place for it.

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  11. if you were still in CA, i would snap that settee up in an instant. it's perfect!

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  12. I agree, I love breathing new life into pieces - in they Settee will be even more fab once you re-do it!

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  13. Oh I wish I was just a touch closer to you.. I would snap that settee up in a sec! Gorgeous blog, it was fun visiting! xo

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  14. That settee is fabulous, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  15. both the desk and chair look awesome - can't wait to see what you do with that seat!

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  16. That is exactly the type of thing I have been looking for to use in the sitting area of our suite! Love it!

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  17. Wow, I love everything you've done! That settee is amazing. Wish I had a place to put it!

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  18. There used to be a large Salvation Army store on Central Ave. I think it is still there but I haven't been in a while. They used to have an annual spring sale where they put all of the furniture out in the parking lot - quite the bonanza. The Habitat for Humanity store over on Wendover has also been a really good source...especially for old headboards and footboards that just need some TLC and paint.

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  19. I really like what you did with the chair. You have really transformed these pieces of furniture. Well done!

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  20. What an awesome find. The settee will look great with a makeover.

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  21. Black and white is my favorite color scheme. Where did you find such a rich fabric from for this chair?

    Great Great chair!!!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

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  22. This chair is GORGEOUS.
    Love it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice week.

    xoxo,
    Raru

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  23. I really like what you did with the chair. You have really transformed these pieces of furniture. Well done!

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  24. Wow, I love everything you've done! That settee is amazing. Wish I had a place to put it!

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  25. I agree, I love breathing new life into pieces - in they Settee will be even more fab once you re-do it!

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  26. Honestly - I really like the upholstery. I think it just needs to be painted white and distressed and it would be beautiful! Very shabby chic.

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