Good morning! I'm Jen and I blog over at Fresh Crush. I'm thrilled to be back for another kick-at-the-can contributing for the super fab DTLB team! So happy to be here with you. I've got a fresh makeover for you today， so let's get to it!
Last Summer， I scored a set of six， banged up Hepplewhite Chairs， including one captain's chair. They have such a great shape， but they had been living under a very thick reddish lacquer， 50 years of waxpersonalised teacher gifts， and a bunch of dings and scrapes. Time to bring them into this century with a serious refresh! My Hepplewhite Dining Chair Makeover took a little time， but happened in just a few easy steps.accent pillow case baby burlap home decor
This was the original. See what I mean？ The silhouette was so pretty…； times six! I knew this makeover could add a little history and a little brightness to my dining room. Especially when added to my current chairs， for a ton of extra seating around mythrifted dining table.
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First，get the Kiddo to help give these chairs a serious cleaning! They had been stored for over a year out in a garden shed， when I found them at the yard sale， so they needed a little love.
Next up， strip all six seat covers and plan out something durable and modern. I fell in love with a shower curtain at Target， and having this offset embroidered stripe was absolutely perfect! But…； that faded (and smelly) wood， is needing a little help.
Last thing to do？ Get some paint on these beauties! We went from brassy wood， and Victorian red and gold patterns， to a simple， clean， creamy paint， in the palest shade of grey. It can read white or grey depending on the light and mixes perfectly with that indigo denim color of theshower curtainfabric.
The embroidered stripe adds the perfect homey touch， and rich pattern， and it works wonderfully on both seat sizes. And， I gotta say， this Captain's Chair is quickly becoming my new fav!
What a transformation! A bit dark， sad and worn， to， bright， light and modern! Isn't it amazing what a little elbow grease and paint can do？
Let's take a peek at these lovelies around myrestored dining table. I think the painted base and these new chairs go great with one another， and they look great along-side my banana leaf chairs too. Perfect for those large holiday gatherings…； which， seem like they're right around the corner! (*Gasp* I said it).
Fun makeovers， are my jam! I hope you liked this one — you might want to pop over toFresh Crush， and check outmy，Vintage Camp Trailer Makeover， or myEasy Ceiling Fan Makeover! You can also find me on social media：
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One of my favorite things about Fall is Halloween. And one of my favorite things about Halloween is all of the fun crafting and sewing that goes along with it. I’m always looking for Halloween Patterns for all of the cute Halloween Fabric that I love to hoard. I’ve spent a lot of time scouring the web and Pinterestfor cute things to sew for Halloween and thought I’d share with you today 25 of my favorites.
Just like you would spruce up your lounge and dining rooms or kitchens for Christmas, bathrooms need some special attention too - guests will be visiting them! You might not put up a Christmas tree or be able to decorate a hearth, but there are many things you can do to give this room of the house some festive cheer - even if it is done with extreme subtlety. For some inspiration, take a look at some of the wintry and Christmas features we have rounded up for you - you may choose to create a theme around several items or just have the odd touch of sparkle.
We are very proud to announce that BERNINA will be part of this year’s Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 18-21, 2012! Not familiar with the Altitude Design Summit? Whether your passion is for fashion, art, food, photography, travel, interior design, or adventure, Altitude is the place where design and lifestyle bloggers come together, share ideas, and connect with marketers. In partnership with BurdaStyle, BERNINA will host a series of sewing classes, taught by Rachel Faucet of handmadecharlotte, and Dana Willard of Made to create quick and easy projects like a tote bag or pillow case on our stylish B 350 PE sewing machines. We’re very excited to be working with Rachel Faucet, who recently released a children’s line with Anthropologie and Dana Willard who recently published her first book The Fabric Selector!