Found Furniture From Thrift Stores
This sofa was like new but I needed more color for my room design. The love seat is a Broyhill circa 1994. Twenty years old still in excellent condition
Turning reclaimed furniture into something desirable is a fun creative process. I am a maverick, a rebel and an adventurous outsider, love to bend the rules with
color and style. Found a runner with the colors that I wanted to use placed on the center back, recovered the seat cushion and made colorful pillows. Turned a boring sofa into something whimsical.
Travel around the Room
See the whimsical look Continued
Simple black and white accent on the edges of the credenza and black paint on the carved doors to make them look wrought iron was all that was needed. The large black framed mirror is a leftover from a discarded broken bedroom set. Mirrors always give a room a more spacious look.
The scale of the furniture selected permitted me to define 4 necessary areas, entrance, seating area office and an eating area in a room 12 X 16.
Found the dresser in a garage sale. It is solid wood however instead of staining it I faux painted it with a dry brush method to look like stained wood to achieve the color I wanted.
Of course we all need an office area these days
Antique dining room tables make wonderful desk.
This one was thought to be damaged beyond repair. Reconfigured and faux painted with a dry brushed method it takes on a totally different look. Don't have a before picture I acquired it in pieces. Painted an abandoned Thomasville nightstand to use as a file cabinet. The printer fits perfectly on top. Re-purposing pieces of furniture is my favorite pastime.
A simple fireplace screen adds interest to the room and shadows the radiator giving it the illusion of a fireplace.
The final corner of the room is designated for a eating\ craft area. the table is a vintage Herman Miller Racetrack table. It was a great find because it turns out it is a collectors item and has a great resale value. I had a carpenter build a storage shelf under the top and upholstered it, to store craft items. Found new chairs designed from that period marked down to 75% off at one of my favorite high end furniture stores.