thrift store chair

i have lots of projects lined up around the house and have been in the mood to get started on them! my plan is to buy several mismatching dining chairs without arms and paint them all the same color and use the same fabric. i like that the chairs will be uniform and different at the same time. we currently have a dining area shared with our roomies so hopefully these will all be done by the time we get our own space. i’m a procrastinator so we will see. this chair is completed and i have another ready to go. i’d like to get at least two more for a set of four dining chairs and have no idea yet on the future table.

i bought this chair last fall at value village for only $7.99!! the original cushion was pink and gross.

while perusing at ikea i spotted this adorable fabric in the gunilla pattern at $7.99/yard so bought a few yards. i love the bright colors contrasting with the dark background. after choosing the fabric, i knew white would be the perfect color for a clean cheery look.

i used behr paint and primer in white. i’m always looking for shortcuts, although still ended up painting three coats. oh well.

finished! i love it and the fact that i did it makes me love it more! until the rest of the chairs are completed, this one is my office chair.

i am super excited for the next project! it’s another thrift find that will eventually be a housewarming gift for my friend in texas. i am fighting the urge to keep it for myself but i know she’ll have more use for it. it’s a cool vintage find!!

plastic man

art is all around us. can you see it? look in the trash can or at that pile of junk mail. can you imagine all of the things you can create? i love when people can make trash into something beautiful. these make me want to dig through all of the recycle bins on the street and see what goodies i can find. i prefer to work with glass and paper, but these plastic masterpieces are incredibly clever.

i want to hang these jellyfish all over my house!


stunning recycled art by aurora robson. her paper art is gorgeous as well.


plastic bag pinwheels by virginia fleck


plastic starburst. love it!


flower curtain perhaps?


don’t forget about the bottle caps!