Thursday, October 23, 2014

What Would Sarah Do? | Caning Chair

For today's What Would Sarah Do? I'm sharing a caning chair sent in by Becky. I have a soft spot for caning chairs, I still miss mine that I sold before we left CA!

The frame looks like it's in fairly good condition, so maybe apply a little Restore a Finish to refresh the stain and upholster with a bold geometric like this (remove the tufting).

Or paint the frame white and upholster with this ikat dot fabric (remove the tufting).

Note: fabric content/recommend use isn't provided for this fabric, so I'd recommend ordering a sample or doing more research prior to upholstering to make sure it is durable.

Thanks so much for Becky for sending in her find! If you'd like to know what I'd do with a piece, feel free to email a photo to sarahmdorseydesigns{@} with the subject line, what would sarah do? I might include it here next week! Please remove the {} from my email .. inserted to reduce spam :)  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mini Living Room Reveal

It's been a busy few weeks, without much time to share what I've been up to, so I'll have lots of pictures  and tutorials in the next few days! First up, our living room! I'm holding off on a full reveal since I finished just in time for The Home Depot Style Challenge and it's currently decorated for Christmas (and needs some finishing touches).. so a few more weeks :) But for now, here a are few shots that didn't make it into the post.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Five | 10.17.14

I wanted to share follow up on the Stocksund Sofa at Ikea that I shared last week. In person, the quality was pretty good and it was comfy! My only complaint is that the bottom looked a little loose (maybe it could be stapled? I didn't look closely). But, for the price, I thought it was great!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Year Round Tissue Peonies | Tutorial

When Puffs challenged me to create a DIY project using their new SoftPack, I jumped at the chance!

Every May, I look forward to Peony season. Why does it come around just once a year?! Using Puffs tissues to create faux peonies was perfect! Now I can have the look of Peonies year round, for just a few dollars!

Today, I'm going to show you how to make your own faux Peonies - it's super easy! Here's how to do it!

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