End of January. Cold, grey, windy, and icy outside. A few of my projects are put on hold. They have to wait for a better weather. I am also swamped at work right now. But I want to keep my blog going, so I am going to write about my past upcycling projects for now. Most of them don’t have good pictures, but, IMHO, at least some of them have good ideas. Today I am going to talk about reclaimed wood and how I used it to reface the beam in my living room.
I recently wrote a post about spray-painting a French style desk in a nice wine color. I already had a vintage chair to go with the desk, except that the upholstery on the chair was faded, dirty, and TEAL colored. A really clashing combination, just an immediate eyesore. It was time for DIY upholstering again.
Just a few thoughts on introducing old furniture pieces to modern interiors. If anybody told me just 5 years ago that I would become an advocate for vintage or antique furniture, I would laugh it off. I had a deep dislike for the traditional style, especially in the interpretation of such in late 20th century. You know what I mean – overstuffed couches upholstered in faux leather and just exuding pseudo opulence. Nail head trim on a couch – no, thank you, I’ll pass that one. I was all for a modern interior.