I live in awe of anyone who is handy or crafty enough to find something old and make it into something new.
Don’t get me wrong, I see the potential in lots of things, and always have a million ideas in my little head of how to improve or change or update a new piece, but I have no freaking idea how to go about it. I’m a very creative person, but I know what I’m capable of, and sanding a wood dresser or reupholstering a chaise lounge is not in my repertoire!
Anyways, a blog I read, Design Sponge, features “DIY Before and Afters” - pictures and explanations of furniture that people found and updated to use in their own home. New paint, new upholstery, new hardware - whatever it is, I always end up insanely jealous.
Last week, Design Sponge featured this DIY Before and After, and I almost fainted with jealousy. LOOK AT THIS PINK AMAZINGNESS!!!!!
UNREAL. AMAZING. GORGEOUS! Can you imagine what a fantastic addition they’d make to a room?! I realize that most people don’t decorate solely in neon colors like I do, but they’d add so much personality and spice to a room even plainly decorated in grownup colors (you know, beige, taupe, grey...) A commenter on the original post called them “navajo neon” and I think that’s the perfect description for them. Obsessed!
The chairs are available for the low low sum of $550, and you can buy them here. But don’t. Because then I will have to come over, distract you, and then steal them from you while your back is turned. No, really.
Okay people. I want to point out that as I typed this, I just made a vow to myself that the next time I find a piece of furniture that has great potential, I AM going to buy it, and I AM going to update it, and I AM going to blog about it so you all can enjoy my successes and failures :) That is a promise!