The mid-century love has extended to the dining room! Architect hubby's Christmas present was this vintage tulip-style chair found at a local thrift store for just $60. Sadly, it was missing it's cushion. Since I wasn't about to spend more on a replacement cushion from Knoll than I did on the chair itself, I had to DIY this fella. I even used some of the foam leftover from the DIY Tufted Headboard that I made to save even more on cost. Which is also why the foam looks kind of lumpy and broken in the pictures, but I promise you, the felt will fix any weird bumps or lumps.
You will need:
1/2 yard of felt in the color of your choice
2' x 1.5' section of 1" foam (or 1' x 1.5' section of 2" foam)
spray adhesive (optional)
piece of paper
When I married an architect, I had three things come into my life permanently: a cat, a man, and his very, very strong opinion on interior design. Mid-Century Modern is now king of the house (second to Fritzcatrick, though).
Unfortunately, it can be expensive to buy authentic pieces from the era and modern reproductions are no bargain either. That's where these quick-to-make mirrors come in to play. Unlike their Pier 1 counterparts, these easy-peasy mid-century sunburst mirrors clock in at around $10 a piece.
I love antiques and I love shiny things- what better way to merge the two loves than with faux antique mercury glass! I've seen other posts on how to create the effect, but they all seemed so complicated and didn't have the authentic look of antique mercury glass. The secret, I've found, is black spray paint.
Ever see those things at thrift stores and you just know that they could have a new life as something else, but you're just not sure what? This is one of them! Vintage and antique candleholders find new life as jewelry trees. They are just as beautiful as something that you might find in an overpriced-yet-fabulous Anthropologie store.
This didn't even require painting! Hope this can inspire some upcycling creativity in your home!