Upcycle A Thrift Store Chair Without Losing The Vintage Charm


Some chairs have beautiful bones but need some help with aesthetics. Well luckily Camp Clem has a solution for any homeowner: a simple, inexpensive upcycling project for any thrift store chair find. 

These are the required supplies to take any chair from drab to fab:

  • Sander
  • Primer
  • Tan paint
  • Paint brush
  • Sponge Brush
  • Aqua paint
  • Sand block

The first step is to sand down the chair lightly. Then, prime the chair completely.


Once primed, paint the chair with tan to show through for that aged look. When dry, apply a coat of aqua with a sponge brush.




For that distressed look, utilize a sand block on the surface of the entire chair. This will cause the tan and original wood color to show through. To show extra wear, locate the areas of most wear on the original chair before beginning this project.


When completed, this project will result not only in a pop of color but a dash of vintage as well!

Revamp Any Set Of Stairs With This Simple Wallpaper Project!

Stairway on a luxury house interior

Bored with walking up the stairs and seeing bland wood? Well, with this simple tutorial from Sunset, anyone can take a set of stairs and turn them into a piece of art.

First, gather these materials:

  • Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper paste
  • 2-inch sponge brush
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife

Start by carefully measuring each stair riser separately. Then cut the wallpaper exactly to size.


Apply wallpaper paste with a 2-inch sponge brush to adhere the wallpaper to the stair. Begin at the top right corner and continue across the top and down the sides, wiping off any excess paste with a damp sponge.


Allow a few hours to dry and then, voila! Enjoy gorgeous new stairs all guests will be talking about.


Add Class To Any Dresser With Leather Belt Drawer Pulls


Leather is a great material to add to any furniture or home decor. And many people have plenty of leather belts that go unused for years. So why not reuse these materials while adding glamor to any dresser? Follow these guidelines from The Merrythought and repurpose a simple leather belt into leather drawer pulls.

Here’s the required supplies:

  • Leather belt
  • Nails
  • Hammers
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape


Begin by removing any of the preexisting hardware from the dresser. Next, pull out all of the drawers from the dresser to begin the process.


Then measure out the leather belt’s material to match where the previous hardware was without nailing it into the same holes. After checking the measurements, nail down one side of the leather pull. Take the other end of the pull and push it out to create a handle. Then nail down that side.


Repeat these steps until the handles of all the drawers are attached.

And that’s it! Enjoy this eco-friendly look in any room of the home.