Updating old furniture
We paint bookshelves
New style with a pair of bright colors
- old bookcase
- medium grain skin
- rag brush
- about 2 l of paint of each shade
- masking tape
Time: 45 minutes
How to do it?
- Sand scratches and chips. Wipe the wood with a damp cloth.
- Prime the surface in 1-2 layers and wait until it is completely dry.
- Apply a lighter shade of paint (2 coats) on the inside of the shelves.
- Cover the edges of the shelves with masking tape and paint the outside. Remove the tape until the paint has dried.
three good combinations
Depth Do you like purple? Try its soft - whitened shades.
Harmony A calm but unexpected combination looks both natural and refined.
Clarity A discreet shade on the outside, bright and juicy on the inside. A game of contrasts!
Updating old chairs
Drag the seat
Only 1 meter of fabric - and the chair is as good as new!
- upholstered chair
- furniture stapler and paper clips for it
Time: 20 minutes
If you will paint the legs and back of a chair, do not forget to sand and primer the tree.
How to do it?
- Turn the chair upside down and remove the seat.
- On a flat surface, place the seat on the wrong side of the new fabric and pin it to the seat with pins. Turn the seat over so that the fabric stays in place.
- Circle the seat on the fabric along the contour, adding 10 cm from all sides, and then cut off all the excess.
- Pull the material from the middle of the corner and shoot towards the seat. Repeat the same with the opposite angle, and then with the two remaining. After that, move from the center to the edges, shooting the edges of the upholstery in increments of 1−2 cm. Make sure that the folded folds are even.
- Trim the excess fabric.
- Check the brackets and hammer them if necessary.
three new drawings
Throwing ikat in green shades will look great in combination with a tree.
Practically bright colorful stripes are also good because the spots on them are almost invisible!
Graphics Always recharges the interior with lively energy, looks dynamic and always modern.
Create a new lamp
We make the lamp shade of the lamp
Small additions of ribbons or braid will turn a simple lamp into a unique "author" thing!
- 1.5−2 m of braid, tape or oblique
- glue gun or wooden skewers for accurate glue application
Are you going to paint the base of the lamp, first degrease the surface.
How to do it?
- Measure the circumference of the top of the lampshade, add 2.5 cm and cut the tape of this length.
- Having departed from the top edge of the lampshade about 1 cm, apply a drop of glue in the place where the joint is.
- Glue one end of the tape to the lampshade and hold it until the glue dries. Wrap the tape around the lamp.
- Fold the second edge of the tape so that it looks neater and glue the edges, firmly pressing the ends.
- Spread the tape with your fingertips if it is sticking unevenly somewhere.
- Repeat steps one through five by doing the same with the bottom of the lampshade.
three original finishes
Striped braid is best used on drum-shaped lampshades. Suitable for almost all shades.
Bright ruffle will not only decorate the lamp, but also come in handy to hide the frayed edges of the lampshade.
The furniture edging on the lamp can overlap with the armrests of armchairs or grabs for curtains.
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