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Made Over Bridge Chairs in Windsor On

Made Over Bridge Chairs in Windsor On
Made Over Bridge Chairs in Windsor On

Placed on either side of a chest of drawers in a bedroom these foldaway bridge chairs were in need of new seats, covers, and some TLC. They will come in handy when extra seating is needed around the dining table or as a desk chair.

I do renovate, rejuvenate and update things all the time, so I did have the stain, wood, wadding, upholstery fabric and my trusty staple gun so this was a quick and easy project.

Here is the before, during and after.

The Frame

The Frame

The Seat
The Seat
The Cover
The Cover
The Finished Chair
The Finished Chair
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5 Minute Makeovers – The Laundry Basket Made Over

Laundry Basket Makeover in Windsor Ontario
Laundry Basket Makeover

It is hard to find an attractive & functional laundry basket so when the basketwork started to break down, I simply added some fabric that was on hand that co-ordinated with both the paint and the trim on the basket. Cut to size, folded over neatly to hem and then stapled, this makeover took only 5 minutes.  I love the fabric and so was happy to use it.

Laundry Basket Makeover in Windsor Ontario
Laundry Basket Makeover
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The Dining Room Makeover Part 1-The Before

This was the dining room when I viewed the house to buy, it was to me, ugly, with the dusty drapes, the cheap curtains, the lilac ceiling and beige wall. I fell in love with it. I imagined special meals here with friends and family. Built in 1928, the walls are plaster, there are 5 windows, a door to the front hall and a butlers door to the kitchen that swings open. I was sold on the house before I saw the other rooms.

We had to do the work in the stages from both an economical and practical standpoint. Here was the view of the Butler’s door from the kitchen and now, the refinished side from the dining room.

Butler's Swing Door painted white in 1970s kitchen
Butler’s Swing Door painted white in 1970s kitchen
Refinished Door Dining Room Door
Refinished Dining Room Door