Happy Mondays folks! I just got back from a few days in Miami. Wow, I feel recharged and inspired. I had set up all my posts before I left so I actually haven’t written for a week. I didn’t take my laptop so I can feel super inspired and it worked!
I thought I would change up the pace a little today. Since I am always looking on craigslist to find furniture to refurbish, I thought I would share some with you today. Some of these pieces are ready without any work needed and some are just ready to put some love into.
This Headboard is beautiful as is and it’s a ridiculous steal for $75. I am not quite sure all the details of this headboard but it reminds me of the beautiful carved teak Indonesian pieces that can sell for a lot of money.
If you have the painting bug like me, here is an inspiration photo for paint colors to use:
Do you see all the beautiful touches or turquoise, green, blue and bits of yellow? This is the good stuff! Don’t be shy when using your sandpaper.
I know, I know what some of you are thinking. This Green chair is really old, but you have to think larger picture. I am a fan of mixing different styles. This chair would be great if you are into a bohemian style. ($75)
Check out this inspiration image I found where a vintage looking (I doubt it’s really vintage) green sofa is styled with colorful patterns to liven it up:
I found this image on apartment therapy which is an amazing design source.
These Lamps are stunning but they come at a pretty hefty price at over $200. It almost looks like lace. Now I don’t think I would touch these lamps but I would probably get creative with some cool lamp shades.
This lamp shade is a great find on Etsy priced at $55. I like these together because they have similar themes but the lamp shade’s colors and texture modernize it.
This Sofa at $75 is great find. I don’t even feel the need to find an inspiration image because these guys do a great job adding to the nautical motif with the pillows.
This mid century modern Buffet is priced at $399 but it is an original piece and I bet you can bargain a bit.
Now, painting an original mid century modern piece of furniture is pretty risky but I like taking risks with furniture. So if you are like me and willing to take that risk, maybe you will be inspired by this:
I mean, hello!!! This buffet is stunning and you don’t even have to commit to painting the whole piece. This reminds of when I blogged about two-toned furniture.
This Dining table is great. The hammered and antiqued top makes this piece look very worldly. Again, as with the mid-century modern buffet, I would create a two-tone piece like this:
This table has a great look with the antiqued painted legs.
And finally, this 70′s chair is le magnifique and only $35. The upholstery looks pretty nice too but who knows. You have to see it in person. Pop on a few great pillows and you’re done.
These 2 pillows are Etsy finds. I like the love burst pillow for the 70s chair because the mustard yellow picks up the tones of the vintage upholstery. I like the turquoise pillow because I think blues and greens go beautifully together and the graphic patterns modernizes the look.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my finds today and maybe inspired some DIY purchases!