It’s made from an old metal basket, weaved with light creamy knit yarn and manila rope.
The inside of the basket is finished with light beige cotton with black stripes and white lace.
The cushion case is made from the same fabric and you can take off both of them for washing.
The ladder is made out of plywood and hempen rope. It can be unhooked or attached on the front or on the side of the basket.
Check out my tutorials for your own recycling 🙂
This playful pet bed is made out of a leather suitcase and recycled furniture legs painted in turquoise.
I’ve added handmade drawer (covered with paint and varnish) for a storage space. Also there’s a cushion with two cases – owl print and turquoise – with zippers for easy maintenance.
The suitcase itself has been reinforced with two plywood sheets – painted and varnished – one is placed inside of the suitcase, the other underneath it.
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And if you would like to do some makeovers of your own, here’s some tutorials.
I decoupaged the inside of the unit with old books, magazines pages and the table on the top with old Cambridge center map. All decoupage was then covered with matt varnish for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Shelves were made of 9mm plywood, subtly dyed white and covered with wax.
There is a small metal fitting on the side off the unit, signed by previous owner “Paul” 🙂
This feeding station is made from old storage stool. It’s fully refurbished, damaged pieces of plywood has been replaced and a new one added for the feeding shelf.
The shelf and inside of the storage is covered with a fabric that is used in nursery, so it’s easy to clean.
There’s a scratching post on the top that can be unscrewed and replaced if needed. The cushion is made out of foam and covered with cotton fabric on sides, fleece on the top and nursery fabric on the bottom. There’s a zipper sewed in and velcro, so the cushion won’t fell or slide off.
Whole piece is painted with Cuprinol pet safe paint, color – sage and distressed just a little bit
P.S. No cat was harmed during photo-shoot, ’cause it’s photoshoped (as you probably see
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And this is how it looked before makeover:
Customer gave me only one suggestion about how this dressing table should look like – it had to refer to an abstract painting hanging on a bedroom wall.
So I took those curvy blue and green lines and and put them on a beautiful furniture’s curves. Now it’s an ocean and beach impression! 🙂
I’m happy with it, customer is happy – it’s a happy ending 😉
This fully refurbished ottoman is perfect for every bedroom, entrance hall, living room, kids room, hallway… have I missed something? You can put it wherever you like, it will look awesome!
The wooden box i dyed in white, painted inside in white as well, with yellow painted drawers. Fabric used for upholstery is good quality cotton with fun retro design.
If you want to know how to refurbish a piece like this, check out this tutorial.
This charming chest of drawers has been through a lot but now it’s ready to delight a new owner 🙂
First look in the second-hand shop – dull brown dresser. But then I saw those sweet little metal wheels and fell in love in this piece immediately!
This lovely chair is painted in light coffee/chocolate brown, has a shabby surface (red underneath) and flowery upholstery.
I don’t really know why I bought this piece – just caught my eye and I had to have it!
Turned out well, right? 🙂
There was a time when phone bench was a must have.
So when I saw this piece in a second-hand shop I just had to have it!
I changed dull brown for light beige and cyan upholstering in vintage style.
Colors are universal – not too bold, not too dreary – just like the whole piece. It can be put in bedroom, hall or living room.
This bedside cabinet is one of my first makeovers.
Costed me a lot of attention and frustration but turned out exceptional and worth all the while 🙂
Be bold doing the makeovers. Use different materials and techniques. They may not work but there is always a chance that they will turn out better that expected! 🙂