Lessons Learned on Dining Chairs

I got these cool chairs a few years ago –


They had a really cool pattern and were somewhat comfy.

Fast forward to today, they’re not as comfy – you can feel the springs on the bottom. I shouldn’t have bought them online without sitting on them first.

Add to that, the kitties have torn up the fabric. The thought of reupholstering did come to mind but I’m not quite sure about the spring in the bottom cushion thing – it’s weird.

Since these chairs won’t last, I am going to slowly change them out and go the mismatched chair route. It will be less stressful than having to replace all 6 chairs at once AND I get to find cool chairs to mix and match.

I just wish I had thought of that earlier on in the game. The only thing I need to do is make sure the chairs are in proportion to the table.

Cool ideas in lieu of scraping popcorn

midcenturymodernfreak:

1965 Mid-century Millcreek Home | Architect: Ed Dreier | Renovated 1991 | Salt Lake City, Utah

Via

Love that ceiling texture. Makes me want to forgo scraping my vaulted ceiling and just do something like this.

Floor Tile

Floor tile

Right now, Emser Strands Olive is the top choice for floor tiles. I’m looking at 12’x24’ ones for that modern, cleaner look. 

I need to check the local Daltile showroom though just to eliminate their choices. Some of their stuff is made in Oklahoma so it would be nice to stay local. 

For the spare bath wall tile, I’ve got some ideas when I was at the Emser showroom yesterday but they’re natural stone and unless I can get them reclaimed, I really don’t want newly quarried stuff (trying to be as earth friendly as I can). I’ll check the re-Store to see what they have as well.

Ideally, I’d like to get rectangular tiles (like subway ones) but a more modern palette or texture just in keeping with the modern, yet retro look I like. 

Cladding a wall

Reclaimed Wood Idea

I love this idea of using old, reclaimed wood and adding it to a wall. I’d love to do that to this piece because it is just so blah. Plus, I couldn’t have to worry about baseboards either :). 

Now I REALLY need a laser miter saw and a nail gun. 

(oh, don’t mind the cat toys on the floor.)

Interesting way to repurpose blue painters tape

indianakuffer:

I NEED TO DO THIS

It’s been a while since our first “Inspired by…” post in which designer Brad Ascalon created a concept baginspired by the Ultrabook. The reason I started this Inspired by… series was to give designers the opportunity to explore new materials and push the boundaries of what’s possible as well as give us a peek into the design process. But, most of all, it’s just plain fun.

And what’s more fun than tearing off strips of blue tape after you’ve painted a wall, forming a giant tape ball indicative of all your hard work? It’s satisfying, really, when you squish all that tape together into that giant mass of stickyness. And that idea was the starting point for the following project.

Cool idea