Rock On

We found this awesome rocking chair a few months ago, on the same night we picked up this little side table.


It was a very successful evening for furniture rescues. We also found a set of four vinyl chairs which are patiently waiting for their makeover for an upcoming blog entry…

The former owners of this rocker were moving and we can only assume had no use for this so we picked it up and immediately went to work on making it over.

By immediately we of course mean it sat in our storage locker for a month or two, or four….

Nonetheless here is the surprisingly easy makeover for the little chair that could.

Side note this may be the first and last chair makeover as painting the rungs on this chair was just not very fun.

The hardest part was still recovering the seat, or rather pulling the old fabric off. Minor injuries may have been sustained pulling out the numerous staples on the seat of the chair but lesson learned: always use proper tools and non-slip surfaces when removing staples.



Choosing the fabric of the chair was easy, once we discovered the clearance section of Fabricland that is. Added bonus; since we fully overestimated the amount of fabric we would need there is lots of leftover for future projects!

With the help of our Dad’s staple gun we finished re-covering the seat and fitted it back into place.

The finished product is bright, cheerful and ready to rock on.






Mini Furniture Makeover

It turns out that when your building is under continuous siege by fire alarm relocating to the local coffee shop is a great way to break out of the absentee blog posting. What did we do before free wifi?

We have had these mini furniture projects on the go for awhile, longer than we care to admit – but they are finally completed and ready for their moment in the spotlight.

When we saw these on a shelf at the thrift store they looked so sad and neglected, but we knew they just needed some love. Furniture comes in all sizes and we are not ones to discriminate.

green box before collage

Grey box before collage

They weren’t very pretty, but they had good bones and we could see the potential.
Following their re-location to our condo they were subjected to the usual treatment: a good sand, a fresh coat of paint, and a “re-upholstering” of the interiors.
Jewellery box in progress collage

 We put them back together again and what a difference! They provide the perfect new home for our jewelry and look cute doing it.

Jewellery box green final collage Jewellery box green final front collage

The lid of the now grey box was missing it’s mirror, so Sarah drew a feather to fit in its place instead. The feather adds a bit of whimsy to lighten up the overall look of this box and makes it extra original. 

Grey box final closed collageGrey box final open collage