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Retro Tufted Ottoman

Retro Tufted Ottoman

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.

ottoman makeover by inner thing

If you want to know how to refurbish a piece like this, check out this tutorial.



Headboard into Chalkboard – tutorial

Headboard into Chalkboard – tutorial

Make your own unique chalkboard from headboard to hang at your home, pub or restaurant!

Thing you’ll need:

  • paints and varnish for the frame
  • chalkboard paint
  • hardboard
  • sandpaper/sander
  • filler
  • rope for hanger
  • driller
  • two pieces of moulding



Dismantle the frame and cut out new boards from a hardboard sheet (you can buy one already cut to the size and shape). Reassemble the piece to be sure that new boards fits perfectly.
Of course if your old boards are wooden, flat or good quality, you don’t have to replace them 🙂

If everything fits, paint the boards first with a primer or white paint, then with chalkboard paint. Apply the paint with roller in 2 or 3 coats (remember to wait at least one hour before recoating and to level off the surface if it’s needed).
You can use spray paint – the blackboard surface will be perfectly even then – but I don’t recommend it, if you’re not experienced in it. It’s not as easy as you think 😉
Let paint dry for 24 hours before using.



1. First, as always, clean the frame with sander or sandpaper (you can also use paint remover but be careful with it – it can contain corrosive substances that can damage wood or your skin!).

2. Drill holes in the frame so at the end we can thread the rope and make a hanger. I already had four holes on each side of the headboard (made probably for bed construction) so I drilled couple of more to make a stitch-like pattern.
Before drilling the hole, make a small dent with a drill bit – it will make easier keeping the driller in position.

3. Now the chalk shelf! I won’t lie, it’s the hardest thing to do in this tutorial but I’m sure you’ll manage 🙂
I used a quadrant and stripwood moulding but you can use only stripwood ones – it will be much easier (no need for mitering).
Cut the stripwood on desired length, then miter the ends of the quadrant moulding (also cut out and miter two small ones for the sides of the shelf) making shelf corners.

Glue all the pieces together, let the glue dry and then glue it to the frame of the chalkboard.
Fill all the gaps with the filler, wipe any excess with damp cloth and then level it with sandpaper.

4. There’s only one thing left to do. Painting!
I’ve applied 4 layers of different color paint. First red, then blue, light yellow and white. Of course you can use whatever colors you like. The end result can be really astonishing, be bold!
After the paint is dry distress it with fine grid sandpaper – do it gradually and be careful, you don’t want to scrape off too much 🙂

Now assemble whole piece and thread the rope through wholes you’ve made previously, make knots on the ends… DONE!

Check out this tutorial if you want to make an eraser for you chalkboard 🙂

Vintage Chest of Drawers

Vintage Chest of Drawers

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!

chest of drawers by inner thing


Two-piece Bird in a Cage Cabinet

Two-piece Bird in a Cage Cabinet

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! 🙂

twopiece cabinet stripes birds by inner thing


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