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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

How to Condition and Restore Leather Furniture

Learn how to beautifully clean, condition, and restore old, dry, and damaged leather furniture! Last week, I drove out of state to pick up a pair of leather Restoration Hardware Churchill chairs. It was a long drive and as I tend to do, I bought them solely based on a few online pictures.  Thankfully, the chairs were in wonderful worn vintage condition, but in desperate need of a little cleaning and conditioning.  I did a little research and found the perfect leather conditioner that was affordable, easy to use, and instantly revived the chairs back to life!  SUPPLIES NEEDED TO RESTORE LEATHER FURNITURE - Leather CPR 2-in-1 Leather Cleaner and Conditioner  (free from harsh chemicals!) - Sponge  - Cotton rag - Protective gloves (optional) I held my breath as I stepped out of my truck and into the auction house.  My biggest fear buying something sight unseen is that it smells.  You know the smells I'm talking about.  The ones that are nearly impossible to eliminate and instantly...
Friday, April 5, 2024

Friday Favorites: Neutral Spring Decor

Spruce up your home for spring with these neutral decor favorites! April showers are in full swing, trees are budding, and perennials are sprouting.  It's time to pack away the heavy decor and refresh and lighten your home and decor .  Today, I'm sharing a curated collection of neutral decor favorites, perfect for spring!  I gravitate towards seasonless high-contrast neutral decor but lighten and freshen my home during the warmer months.  It's an ideal time to add plants, swap heavy textiles for lighter fabrics, and clean and declutter.  Resource: 10 Budget-Friendly Spring Refresh Ideas SHOP NEUTRAL SPRING DECOR  JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.      FACEBOOK / PINTEREST / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER         ...
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Dated Arch Bookcase Makeover: Bookcase Styling Tips

A dated Ethan Allen arched bookcase gets a modern makeover and is beautifully styled following these simple bookcase styling tips! Let's update and style a dated wood bookcase!  I've been drawn to furniture with arches lately and immediately stopped my scroll when I spotted an arched wood bookcase at a local online auction.  The bookcase was dated and the hardware had to go, but it had great bones and I knew it could be beautiful with new paint and hardware.  I took a chance, placed a bid, and won the bookcase sight unseen!  SUPPLIES NEEDED TO UPDATE A DATED BOOKCASE - Secondhand bookcase ( secondhand furniture sources ) - General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint - Minwax Waterbased Matte Polycrylic  - Kwikwood Wood Epoxy   - 220 Grit Sandpaper - Simple Green Cleaners - Lint-Free Rags - Screwdriver - Drill - Drill Bit Set - Antique Brass Drawer Pulls - Tape Measure HOW TO UPDATE A DATED WOOD BOOKCASE The Ethan Allen bookcase I updated was from a local online auction, but cou...