If you follow me on Instagram – you should – then you’ve seen my weekly posts about the different furniture projects I’ve completed this past year. I love DIY projects and updating regular pieces to make them fit better into my home décor style. My mom recently called my apartment eclectic, but a discerning observation would identify the heavy influences of Hollywood regency and mid-century modern. When I am finished with my apartment, hopefully by January, I will film a full apartment tour. For now, enjoy these snippets of my apartment that I am incredibly proud of. There is something satisfying about building something from scratch or taking something unremarkable and making it beautiful!
Faux woodgrain bookshelf
This Ikea hack is my most recent project. I took the simple metal shelving unit and gave it a more chic look with black “barn wood” shelves.
For this look, I simply used a dusty black paint and a wood graining tool . The shelves were already the color that I wanted to show through, so I only needed one light coat of the black paint. The process of using the wood grainer was simple and fun and I really like the look.
Reupholstered Parsons Chair
This was my first heavy real furniture DIY project. It took about 20 hours over the span of 2 days and about one million staples, but it helped jumpstart my interest in updating furniture.
The chair was in great condition the color just did not match my scheme, so I reupholstered it with new fabric from JoAnn’s. To test myself, I added a piping around the seat which I believe gives the chair a more polished and professional look.
Reupholstered wooden chair
This chair took only a few hours and was easy. After completing the parsons chair I was much more experienced with the staple gun and I already had the paint on hand. The frame of the chair had good bones and despite being rather old, the seat cushion was still good. All I needed was the new fabric for the seat and the furniture tacks for the design.
This was an easy project that cost me very little money.
“Marble” and Glass nesting coffee table
I got the idea for this project from Kristin Jackson at the Hunted Interior. A few years ago she turned the Ikea nesting tables into an expensive looking masterpiece and I had to do the same.
Check out her amazing blog for this tutorial and even more interior and lifestyle inspiration!
Faux fur ottoman/ vanity stool
I needed a seat for my vanity and this tutorial from Aquia at The Faux Fancy was perfect! Simple, inexpensive and adorable! I might make a bunch of these and give them out as gifts!
Head on over to Aquia’s blog for easy DIY projects, lifestyle posts, and great drink recipes!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into my home décor and I can’t wait to share more in the new year!