Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Finds

Oh my. Its Friday! I know today is going to be quite busy for me, but I wanted to share a few of my "Friday Finds". I did not buy any of these pieces as I don't have a need for them, but all of these were at great prices and would excellent candidates for a make for someone's home. 
Finding a great sofa in a thrift store is rare for me, because of the style and color sofa I prefer. Since everyone's taste is different this sofa would be right at home for a number of you. I could actually decorate a bright and fun room around this piece. I would take off the skirt and expose the legs for sure. Perhaps this sofa was 80 some odd dollars? I cant remember, but it is a great buy. I know someone is going to ask about bed bugs. That is not an issue here in the South. So I never worry about it. If you are in New York, that's a different story. As always, you are required to buy anything, so if you are scared about bed bugs...ummm.
I so wanted this rustic table. It was so sturdy. Of course I want to repaint it. I will admit the wood makes this table amazingly beautiful. 
Side Chairs are really abundant at thrift stores. Some of the prices have gotten a bit high, but some are very reasonable as well. Like these. I think they were $15 a piece. In order to get the same look they would definitely have to be take to a professional upholsterer. OR you could take THIS CLASS and walk away with amazing skills on how to redo them yourself! 
The problem I find with dressers is at thrift stores is this. I want to take them all home! The other problem is, I dont have the space, neither a truck. Ive got 99 problems and most of them deal with dressers and thrift stores. If you have a little time on your hands, I would so tell you to pick up a dresser make it over and put it in your home. It is completely worth it. 

These are just a few of the amazing pieces I came across and I wish I could rescue them all, but I cant. So I will have to leave them in hopes they find a good home. 

Which one was your favorite?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sneak Peek.

Hey! Happy Wednesday evening. 
I picked up these fabrics and want let you in on a project Im sure everyone can benefit from. Stay Tuned. It should be ready for a reveal in a week or so.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Style File: Vintage Double Breasted Jacket

I believe people dress way to casual. I do. I wish I could have been around the 1940s, just to witness the elegance style and class that was prominent during that time. Alas I am here So its a Friday and I am double breasted up.
This jacket is from one of my favorite suits, that I picked up almost two years ago. As with most things, I gained a lil weight, but I am still able to fit it. Whew.

I hope all of you have a great weekend and that's for coming by. 

Dont forget about the class I am teaching. Details can be found HERE.

Two more things. You can pick up a pair of monk strap loafers for on $219 right HERE 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOW TO: makeover a side chair

Dont you just love a good chair makeover? I have been holding on to these side chairs for over two years! I picked them up with the sole purpose of refinishing every last one of them, but life got in the way and I wasn't able to do so. Well that was until last week, I was browsing through the fabric store and saw these two amazing piece of fabric on the discount table and knew I had to buy them and get in a quick makeover. 

Honestly? I did it for you all. lol. I have no need for a magenta side chair, but since its summer I knew the colors would be excellent to work with. 
Even if you pick up a chair from a thrift store, it should never look like it...after you finish with it, that is unless you want it to. Although there are great tutorials and amazing step by step photos on how to redo a chair, sometimes you just need a hands on class to show you. So guess what? I am hosting a class to show you step-by-step, how to get that professionalish finish on your chairs. 

The class will take place on Saturday August 2nd at 9am in my studio in downtown Rock Hill. Its going to be an amazing day where I will start from the very top and take you through the entire process of transforming a chair to make it look like a professionalish did it. 

Here is what you will need for the class. 
NOTHING (well yourself).

What I will be providing.

When you leave the class you will leave with a hands on experience on how to transform a dated chair into show stopping piece that you can be proud of. I am really excited about teaching this class. I must admit a few blog readers have asked me numerous times to host a class so I figured this was a great time to do so. 

If you'd like to register for the class you can CLICK HERE. I must tell you upfront that this will be a very small class. So there will only be a limited number of slots available for the class. So if you are local, this is an excellent way to spend your Saturday, if I do say so myself.  Plus when you are done with the class you will have your very own customized chair that you can use at your desk area, extra seating at the table, even as a nice corner chair to place a cute little teddy or doll baby in. I know some of yall like that. 
I hope you will register for the class. Just simply click the above photo and it will take you to the link. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What Would You Do? (Friday Finds)

Welp its Saturday! That means absolutely nothing if you are a business owner. However, I thought I'd show you guys a few pieces I spotted in the thrift store and a few other places.
I am sure many of you have seen pieces like this transformed throughout the blogosphere. I think it is a very substantial piece for perhaps a tv a a few other items. It provides a huge amount of storage for toys if you have a few little ones in the home.

Of course using it as a buffet and storing plates, napkins and all other wares for entertaining is quiet ideal. Wish I had the space or the room. Sigh. I just don't. Even if I had $23, I had no truck.
I admit. I moved a whole bunch of stuff out of the way to get this photo. I am pretty sure the workers in the store thought I was going to buy it. Nope. I just want to get a good photo. I LOVE these type pieces. They have the perfect lines and construction. Its no too old looking and its right on trend with what is being sold in high end furniture show rooms. I can definitely see this is a deep sensual shade of grey. The front inset alone was worth the purchase. It was only $20!!!!

I know right.

Last find. Not at a thrift store, but if you were looking for a local source...
So I was on InstaGram the other day and one of the locals grammed that they found a ghost Ross! I didn't believe. I was itching to go out to Ross right then and there, but I waited a few days. When I popped in on yesterday, I was almost disappointed because the furniture section was quite bare, except for a few other pieces and this ghost chair!

Ghost chairs have been trendy for quite sometime. I am in the process of order 20 for the studio and really wanted to test it out before I made such a large purchase. Well. I did. They are pretty comfortable. I was nervous about the frame because when you sit down the chair does that thing the plastic outdoor chairs do. That wasn't too bad, because its not like I will be hosting a musical chair rally with the chairs. lol.

Have you seen the ghost chairs in your local Ross store?

How about the above pieces? What would you do with them? Id love to know in the comments!