Reupholstering My Friend’s Chair

When my friend asked me if I could give her antique chair a little tender loving care, not only was I excited to revamp a piece of furniture (which I haven't done in so long and miss doing terribly), I was just so extra thrilled that a friend asked me to do it for her. …

My Top 10 Favourite Vintage Finds

Retrophiliac - noun. Someone who has a strong liking for things from the past. You know that strange sensation you get when you feel like you've lived another life in a past era? I get feeling that a lot. My whole life I've always been drawn to nostalgic time periods. I feel immediate connections whenever I …

Country Chairs in an Urban Condo

I love receiving text messages from friends that say: "I found antique chairs for you". That's exactly the text I received when my friend spotted these beauties disposed on someone's curb, which to me, is basically a silver platter. I was planning on selling these chairs once I refurbished them, but I couldn't help falling …

Outdated Chairs Get a Pop of Colour

I picked up these chairs at a yard sale for $5.00 each. It was probably the most exciting furniture purchase I ever made till yet, not only because it was cheap, but because I looked past the horrible mustard velvet fabric and immediately knew what style I wanted to create. Deep purples, reds and black …

The Beauty I Find in Old Furniture

People often ask me why I like to paint old furniture. They associate this hobby of mine with my mesmerization of past eras that has drawn me to the vintage style and fashion culture. That is all accurate and true, but there is a deeper reason. The best way I can explain my love for …

IKEA Hack with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

IKEA has always been a part of my life growing up. As a kid, my brother and I used to pretend we lived in the demo rooms, especially the ones with the bunk beds, and we always anticipated ending our IKEA visit with a hotdog and ice cream that cost less than $1. At home …