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Design*Sponge | A Buffalo Home Designed to Welcome Friends & Family


Sean builds furniture and fixtures from reclaimed wood and used to work as a finish carpenter, so he used his vast tool collection to make the most of the wealth of inexpensive (and free) salvage materials and furniture the couple was able to gather around Buffalo. Sean explained, “We would literally look at Pinterest and then go pull wood out of dumpsters and vacant lots and try to recreate things that we liked.”


via Design*Sponge |http://www.designsponge.com/2014/10/sneak-peek-sean.html#more-205710.

Before & After: Sarah’s Striped Dresser | Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge has my number today. I need a dresser, this is just my style too.

Today’s first before & after comes from Sarah of Trevi Vintage Design. After picking up a sad little white dresser at Goodwill and decided to save it from its chipped-paint and missing-knob existence.

Check out how it was done and the full scoop via Before & After: Sarah’s Striped Dresser | Design*Sponge.

Upholstery Inspiration: Crewel Chair | Design*Sponge

Do not miss this inspiration and wonderful upholstery story on Design*Sponge.

If you meet me here every month, or have upholstered furniture before, you know that even the smallest project can turn into a labor of love, requiring hours of time and producing blisters and callouses. So what is it about upholstery that drives us to spend our wee hours of free time stripping, hammering and stapling away on a piece we pulled out of a dumpster? For me, history, textiles and restyling often pave the way for a spectacular transformation, turning a piece of trash into a useable, personal and handmade artifact.

via Upholstery Inspiration: Crewel Chair | Design*Sponge.