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My First Upholstery Project Gone Rogue

May 11, 2017

My first upholstery project

Happy me with my purchase in Celra

First thing you need to know that it’s not a typical DIY post with a tutorial, because the ‘Y’ isn’t exactly there, as I failed to do it all by myself… Anyways, this story goes back to October when I visited the flea market in Celra (Girona) and bought this beautiful telephone table with seat for only 35€. It has a pronounced ‘modernisme’ feel about it, although I’m not sure of its provenance, but it appears to have been mass production, because I’ve found lots of makeovers of this exact piece on Pinterest, most of them had it painted into white or grey, shabby chic is really trending these days.

Although the piece didn’t need a total makeover, as its original colour was already perfect for my entry way, matching my coat rack piece, I knew I would have to change the upholstery. I’ve never done it before, but how difficult/expensive could that be?! Oh, how naive I was! 😀 Continue Reading

Inspire

10 Amazing Sideboard Makeover Ideas

April 15, 2016

Today I came across a beautiful sideboard makeover, which inspired me to put together some glorious examples of how a few simple (or not so simple haha) DIY touches can turn old and mediocre-looking furniture into a stylish and stunning statement piece. I dug deep into Pinterest and selected 10 projects showcasing a variety of design styles from antique and provence to Nordic.

1.This vintage piece with its sliding doors painted in two different shades of blue green is one of my personal favourites, as it looks like quite an easy project to execute, but the result is simply smashing. Spotted here.

Vintage sideboard with painted sliding doors

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Home tours

Welcome to Mi Casa!

March 10, 2016

My Mediterranean living room

If you’ve checked out the About section, you already know that renovating my Barcelona apartment became a truly life-changing experience for me, which has brought this blog into being. So this post deserves more than just a bunch of pictures, I think I got a story to tell here :)

What struck me about the place when I first saw it was how light and bright the living room and master bedroom were, despite the fact that it is on the first floor, and there is a rather high-rise building to the right. Also, I just loved that ‘shabby chic’ of the entire building, erected in 1930s, with its wooden doors with gold-plated door knocker and a beautiful iron staircase. That’s not something most Europeans would be impressed by, but I come from Moscow, where residential buildings are nothing like that. Continue Reading