TVB: Where did you originally find this chair?
Terri: It was my husband’s from college, so I inherited it. He got it at Home Works in Iowa City.
What did you pay for it?
He paid $15 or $25 (he thinks).
What was wrong with it — or why did you want to change it?
I hated the color. Everything about the color and the fabric. It was reminiscent of a bad 1980s dad’s den.
Matthew scored this Hepplewhite dining chair at a thrift store for $10.
He purchased fabric from Joann Fabrics and ended up painting the chair by hand after a botched attempted at using a paint sprayer.
Like many of us who rent, he had to do most of this outside while being very careful not to get paint on exterior rental surfaces. Don’t you hate that?
So Kylana, tell us about this amazing before-and-after lamp project.
I always wanted a couple of colorful vases for that room, but just couldn’t find anything that fit. The idea of finding and spray painting a thrift store vase came from a recent post on Apartment Therapy. I figured if they can spray paint a chair I can surely find a vase to paint an awesome color to bring out the blues and yellows in my guest room.
Danish modern two-tier end table, purchased at a yard sale for $5. The same table after being stripped, sanded and varnished. Ooooh — are you excited? You should be. Next week TVB is going to be posting some instructional material …