Category: Benches and Chairs

Benches and chairs are manageable little projects that can be neutral or add that little pop of personality to a room.  Since they are small, you can experiment with bolder colors and finishes.

Need a Colorful Painted Rocking Chair Idea?



If you’re like me and you have an old rocking chair, you may need ideas to update it.  This rocking chair was handed down from my mom.  While the needlepoint is charming, unless the theme of your room is granny chic, it is also dated. I started painting this rocker almost exactly a year ago.  […]

Benches and Chairs

How to Shabby Chic Dark Wood Furniture



The problem with dark wood furniture is it sometimes obscures the details of the piece, and also may not fit into modern decorating styles.  When you paint dark wood in a shabby chic style, it brings forward the beauty of the details and also lightens the piece overall so it coordinates with your decor. You […]

Benches and Chairs Projects

Painted Headboard Bench



It was love at first sight for me with this headboard bench.  Those barley twist legs add so much character!  Somebody had already gone to the trouble of constructing a bed into a bench for me, so all I had to do was beautify it a bit more.  And I had some new Dixie Belle […]

Benches and Chairs

Driftwood Gray Desk Chair



Do you like a little pop of color or pattern in your decor?  I prefer my larger more expensive pieces to be somewhat neutral, but I gotta bring in personality somewhere.  A chair is a great place to do that! This particular chair is going at my kitchen desk, and as you might know, I […]

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How to Paint a Wooden Rocking Chair



I’m back with some of my favorite colors today on a vintage rocking chair makeover.  My mother tells me she and my father bought this rocker from JC Penney’s early in their marriage, so it was probably manufactured in the 1960’s.  It is in beautiful condition, and who doesn’t love a rocking chair? Since this […]

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Antique Deconstructed Chair Frame



You don’t see this kind of furniture makeover every day!  This is an antique chair that was brought to a local interior design and upholstery company for an update.  The designer there hired the painting part of the project out to me, and then she re-upholstered it.  Most of my pictures are without the fabric […]

Benches and Chairs