Tuesday, April 24, 2012

refinished faux bamboo chair - part 1
Jane @ urbanejane.5:54 PM 8 comments

After much perusing of CL, I managed to come upon this bamboo chair (aside from it's homely appearance, I was still willing to adopt it for it's awesome bambooey frame).

With a price tag of $15, I was smiling ear-to-ear and thinking about Jonathan Adler's bamboo chairs (they look almost identical to mine), the Chippendale, selling for a mere $650 apiece.
*insert unattractive happy dance*

Monday, April 16, 2012

credenza makeover for $0.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:58 PM 12 comments

I really wanted to call this post: the magic of paint, but I'm sure we're all pummeled with that with every DIY blog we come by. Well, consider this another ode to how a cheap can of paint does wonders to a piece of furniture.

Take exhibit A:

I got this credenza from my parents who said my aunt no longer wanted it (tracking with me?). It has solid bones, simple lines, and a WHOLE lotta dust.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

DIY brass-edged frames
Jane @ urbanejane.1:04 PM 7 comments

If you remember back to my temporary living room frames, I got $5 frames (with coupons from Michaels) and took advantage of a major sale on printed photos to create a budget-friendly wall of photos. Until I get larger frames & larger prints for a va-va-voom forever wall, I figure I would make-do with what I have so far.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

life, as of late (part 2)
Jane @ urbanejane.6:44 AM 0 comments

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I've done posts about random happenings in my life, and I figured I'll stick with the theme 'life, as of late'. I hope you had a relaxing Easter weekend! It's been an awesome, awesome long weekend and here are some tidbits.

Sold this baby on CL. It was my second ever DIY project, and I was glad to hand it over to a pet photographer who will use in Woofstock (which I'm thinking of attending with the husband and fur baby this year!)

Friday, April 6, 2012

an ooglay vase.
Jane @ urbanejane.11:11 AM 6 comments

Good Friday, everyone~!

I hope your morning was alarm and traffic free (like mine was!). I got a little too excited for the opportunity to sleep in on a weekday that I kind of over-did it and might be suffering from a headache for the rest of the day. tsk tsk.

Well, before I go out and tackle some much-needed gardening & coffee-ing with a friend, I thought I'd share with you one of my lastest second-hand finds: the ooglay vase!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DIY no-sew pillow
Jane @ urbanejane.8:13 PM 3 comments

With my previous success of using a shirt from a thrift store to give new life to my leather flats (which I wore today and had quite a number of people notice and compliment! :), I've been making it a point to scan the clothing sections in second hand stores for fabrics that jump out at me.

More surprisingly than not, thrift stores are a great place to find cheap fabrics for projects (and if you make a mistake, there's no guilt hanging over your head :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

an easy & cheap way to hang prints.
Jane @ urbanejane.5:33 PM 6 comments

We've been staring at a blank wall in our kitchen for a year and nine months (but who's counting?!)

Kitchen = white wainscotting, serene light blue walls, not-so-trendy lighting fixture... we'll call it an almost-modern country-ish blank slate.

I've been wanting to add something to fill the space on our kitchen wall, and found something (a year an nine months ago!) that I loved and started as my first DIY home decor project...