Well 2015 has come and gone and I was one shy of a completed Furniture Flip Bucket List. When I laid out my aspiring projects this time last year, I vowed to do my best but also give myself grace if I couldn't finish all the items on my list so...
Yeah I only got through 6 of the 7. And that's ok. Here's a look back on what I set out to do last year [with links to the ones I did actually complete]:
No.1: Build my own baker's rack
No.2: Wood shim surface treatment
No.3: Rivet something
No.4: Navy and gold dresser
No.5: Best vintage pull-down chart hack
No.6: White chippy dresser
No.7: Turn a swivel chair into an accent chair
Now even though I didn't get to finish every item on my list, I did decide I to lay out my intentions for another year of new challenges for myself. First up, surprise surprise, I'm rolling over the DIY baker's rack from last year - but with a new stipulation.
I think what kept me from starting this project last year was the cost. Wood is straight up expensive yo when you're building from scratch. Plus the best part of a vintage baker's rack is just that: it's VINTAGE. So my spin for this flip list item for 2016 is to try to DIY a baker's rack with salvaged wood. It might take me a while to collect all the wood I need so here's hopin' I can tackle it by the end of the year.
I have ALWAYS wanted to have the guts to reupholster a chair. Yes I've done benches like this one, this one, and more recently this one. But a whole chair is a whole nother animal. I think what intimidates me most is the piping. And the cushions. And sewing in general. So I'm finally pushing myself to give it a stab this year and document my successes or failures right here for your entertainment.
Now this one I'm rather excited about. I've seen a couple folks build their own hanging light fixtures on pinterest lately and I want in. I have an idea for how to do it but I have no idea if it will actually work. So hopefully that will entice you to stay tuned ;)
Now my original artwork isn't going anywhere but lately I've been thinking that there's something... juvenile about it. Maybe it's the scale or the placement, but this year I'm going to find out.
I've done a whole lot of wooden tapered legs but not metal legs. So I'm hoping that this year, I'll find the right project to try this style out on.
And finally, the last item on this year's list is to experiment with some unconventional hardware. And by unconventional I mean anything but your standard knobs and pulls. I'm not sure if I'll try rope pulls like this one of Chelsea's or if I'll do something with agate slices but I just want to think outside the box.
Thanks friends for dropping by and I hope you check below on how these projects are coming along.