When stay-at-home mother of two Jontal Corley came across a matching set of old padded chairs, she knew that they could be upcycled into art-deco-inspired works of art. Click through the gallery to see the step-by-step process and how she did it -- all for less than $50!
Appearances can be deceiving. Capitalizing on this notion, early-19-century cabinet makers in Great Britain developed techniques that allowed them to paint wooden furniture to look like bamboo. The method was simple. In fact, you can do it yourself! Here's how.
With its generous proportions and handsome built-ins, soothing blue accents, and collection of painted European furniture, this dining room hardly needed a major makeover. But something wasn't quite working -- the space was too formal and a little crowded. But with an update to a chandelier, the dining room curtains, a cabinet, and a bare-bones bureau, the room was completely transformed.