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DIY: Nightstand Refresh

Hey y'all!  I have a new "mini" tutorial for ya!
Our master bedroom has taken a turn into the brighten up stage, so I have been contemplating what to do with my dark espresso nightstands for quite some time.  Not only are they super heavy and have this slide out tray, but the knobs were proving difficult to take off as well (sigh).  With all of that adding up, painting seemed to be completely out of the question.  What's a DIY girl to do?   After searching my crafting database (a.k.a. my brain) I remembered that I had this sheet of aluminum that I got at Hobby Lobby just cause I thought it was pretty and I assumed I could use it for art work.  That art project failed miserably, but for once I'm glad that it did!   I went back and forth on whether to install the aluminum on the table top, or put it on the doors.  So after some measuring and a very successful first cut and install on one door, that was the creative genius I was searching for.  :)  
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DIY: Yet ANOTHER Chair Makeover!

Yea...you heard read that right.  I tackled my THIRD chair re-upholstery project.  This one...was...BRUTAL.  I seriously don't know if I would have attempted my second or third if this was my first.  Ya'follow?  Not sure if it was the millions of decorative brads all over the chair that had to be removed; or the many layers of fabric over lapping each other like an onion; or if it was the gross hamster bed batting that filled in the gaps.  Y'all...this stuff was a dream come true for any rodent's den:  sawdust, sticks and cotton mix. Yuck.  In all honesty, I don't really mind projects like this because I count it as a massive learning tool for future projects....distant future. :)

Anyway, this chair has sat in my parents' house for about 30+ years.  The poor dear was tired of his late 70's gold coat and the ridiculous amounts of buttons and tacks that kept him together.  So when my mom asked me, I was more than happy to give this retro beauty an overhaul. …