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.

Purple Desk Chair



After the big 9 drawer dresser from last week, I needed a little break with a smaller project.  So this chair was the perfect thing!  It started life as a standard heavy oak desk chair.  Now, it’s a boho and French lover’s dream! I’ve done a bunch of previous pieces for this wonderful client, and […]

Benches and Chairs

Tea Rose Child Rocking Chair



Hi Friends!  I have an adorable client project for you today.  Suzanne had this child’s rocking chair, and she wanted it updated in PINK as a gift for her granddaughter, Rose. It was in great shape, and didn’t need any repairs.  I started by cleaning it with White Lightning.  This was my first time using […]

Benches and Chairs

How to Transform Kitchen Stools with Black Paint



How to Transform a dated finish on kitchen bar stools with black paint.

Benches and Chairs

You Won’t Recognize these Dining Chairs!

dining chairs after

You may have been wondering with my last dining table post, hey, where are the chairs to that set?  Well, today I’m going to share them with you.  These six chairs are super well-made and sturdy; they just needed a little update.  My client (Allison) wasn’t very fond of the wood color, and she was […]

Benches and Chairs Dining

Footstool Refresh | Put Your Feet Up and Relax!



A couple years after college, I was struggling a bit with my career and my place in this world.  I was living in Illinois at the time, and decided to move back home to Wisconsin.  Still wanting my independence, I moved to a town called Lake Geneva, about 45 minutes from my home town.  I […]

Benches and Chairs

Fun Sewing Chair Makeover

sewing chair side view

I’m calling this a sewing chair because the seat lifts up and has a little shallow storage area.  It may be for sewing supplies, or perhaps it is a piano chair.  A friend gave it to me, and I thought the MCM style would be fun in a bright color.  I chose Dixie Belle Colonel […]

Benches and Chairs