table makeover

Old Table Makeover


It was just out of a whim, I had no plan of doing this project. A breezy Saturday morning, with an on-and-off drizzle, a hot cuppa tea… I had finished reading the weekend stash of Newspapers… I just wanted to spend time in our verandah. And that’s when I thought of keeping myself suitably occupied. The table looked tad too bland, I had a stencil lying in craft box, an idea in my head and I had time on hand (psst…I didn’t want to do the regular chores!) plus I had nothing read.

This old table makeover was a rather quick project, all done in an hour!

And no, I didn’t bother to sand or prime the surface of this table; I just cleaned it with a scrub pad and soapy water, wiped it dry and started stenciling. I used yellow and orange acrylic colours to do the stenciling as the colour scheme gels well with the rustic ‘geru’ (Indian brick colour) in the verandah. Gave the last touches with a fine tip brush.

The bright pattern adds a dash of colour and of course it takes away the need for any table-cloth 🙂

DIY Stencil @ Hooked on Homes!

DIY Stencil @ Hooked on Homes!

While I was at it, I also created a couple of stencils…all from scratch! To make your own stencils check out my post ‘DIY Stencil’.


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Old Sofa Makeover

Salvaging something old or unwanted, to turn it into something WOW worthy gives me a high that I cannot express in words… it’s therapy for me! I salvaged these sofas from our basement dump. The size was just right for the master bedroom and I couldn’t just let them feel orphaned, could I? Nobody seemed to want them because of the ghastly upholstery! Not to mention its crooked legs, broken arm rest, poky springs and stinky foam!Sofa Makeover  (5)  Okay they may not look so bad in the picture but they were!

It’s a set of one twin seater and two single seats. I don’t have any ‘before’ picture of all three of them together (blogging wasn’t on my mind at the time). This sofa-set was a wedding gift to my in-laws from my mom in-law’s family… and my in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last May! They used them for almost 47 years, in different upholstery over the years, before retiring them to the basement ‘dump site’.

You know what happens when a die-hard DIY-er sees such stuff being wasted? Needless to say, I jumped to their rescue. This is the rescue story of my old sofa makeover!

These are the same sofa that you may have seen in our master bedroom in the post ‘here’ and of course here!

They were given a complete face-lift… and no, I didn’t do the repair & upholstery myself, we hired someone to do it for us (at home). Although I did give company to the ‘repair bhaiya’ for 7 hours and chewed his brains to learn the nuances of the skill! Upholstery only…  I think I would be able to pull off the next one! Did I mention I have acquired all the tools to do so?!

Leaving you with pictures of the twin seater, which was done in a different fabric to match the décor in our daughter’s room.

How do you like it? Do you have a salvage story to share?

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