Mar 27, 201509:31 AMSnob in the City
Fashion for your Furniture
So I have a confession. I am having a little love affair with Pinterest, and I owe this beautiful union to my mother. In one of our daily conversations she asked me if I’ve ever been on the site. I must admit I am one of those people who have had an account but really didn’t know what to do with it. But miraculously everything clicked! This virtual vision board allowed me to “pin” my “interests” in one simple location.
I got really excited when I saw the cute little “dress” my mother made for her chairs. She sent me a picture of the materials she planned to use, and with the same precision she used to design an outfit, she created a pattern, measured and cut the fabric and even added a little something extra to finish her custom made dining room chair ensemble. I must admit my mother has always been a furniture fashionista. Whenever she wanted to spruce up the house she would change the fabric on couches, chairs, headboards and window trimmings. This is such an easy way to make your old furniture look new!
This inspired me to do my own little DIY project. Since I am obsessed with accessories, I thought my space needed a little something extra to make it more attractive. So I trekked over to Pinterest and found a DIY project that was the perfect way to accessorize my living room. I decided to create a gallery wall! This was such an easy super fun project.
I went to the thrift store and bought all of the frames they had. I then drove across the street to the Lowe’s and, with excitement, headed directly to the spray paint aisle to pick out the perfect paint color for my frames. To my surprise, one of favorite Snobbiest customers worked in the paint section and helped me decided on a paint color. I settled on black frames with an accent of yellow.
While looking at all of the colors I thought it would be a great idea to even change the color of my oak TV stand to match my new décor. I figured it was easier to change the paint than to purchase a brand new TV stand, and thanks to Pinterest, I had the step-by-step directions to do this!
My next obstacle was to figure out what pictures to place in my freshly painted frames. So I met my friend at the craft store, and she found matting that you would use for scrap booking. There were so many options to choose from, but I decided to go with a black and white theme. This cost me $5 because the matting was 40% off. I then found 4 super cute pictures I had in my phone (shout out to my iPhone) and sent them to Staples to be printed, in – of course – black and white. I was even more delighted when the Staples cashier rang me up for 45 cents! Not only was this a fun and easy project, but it was also economical and was the perfect accessory for my TV wall. For a total of $17 my new gallery wall made my house feel more like a home.
So when all of you fashionistas do your spring cleaning this season, don’t forget to spruce up your furniture with a little fashion, too!
I am currently enjoying the 72-degree weather in Biloxi, Mississippi while on the hunt for more fabulous finds.
Until next time Snobs!
Chair - Before and After
Check out more photos of the DIY chair project here.
Gallery Wall - Before and After
Check out more photos of the DIY frames project here.
TV Stand - Before and After