Your Revamps

DIY Chess End Table

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to create a chess/checkerboard table for our own family room, so how excited was I to see one of my cousins actually take on this project herself !  I’m lucky to be Stephanie’s cousin by marriage, and I just love how with a little ingenuity, she transformed someone else’s discarded end table into a chess game table with two types of stain and imagination !  

The best part is, this was her first DIY project.  Bravo Stephanie ! 

  time to play

Here is Stephanie’s DIY story:

“I found this table no one wanted next to a dumpster and I thought it would be fun to transform it into a chess/checkerboard table, an idea inspired by a table at my local coffee shop. 

The table had a lot of water marks, the finish was peeling, and one panel of the table was uneven.  So, a friend and I brought it home and set to work to transform it. 

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You’re Fabulous, March Edition

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Greetings friends, it’s time for another end of the month roundup featuring some of your amazing projects ! 

Chantal from Haas Home sent me this clever idea – she created her own zebra print rug!  Chantal spray painted the edges black, then hand painted with acrylic black and white paint the unique zebra stripe pattern herself.  How cool is this ?

Before:

zebra rug before

After:

zebra rug after1

For the full zebra stripe tutorial, look right here.

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