Hard as it may be to believe, I did not invent the furniture redo. People have been doing this for quite some time and doing a great job at it. I just became obsessed recently. Check out Shelly of FliptStudio's upholstered bench made from an old coffee table.
She documents this bench re-do and others on her blog Flipt. She is also writing a column for Curbly called "Goodwill Hunting". Pretty clever, eh? She also did a nightstand re-do. Somehow she copied my idea before I even had it! She won runner-up in the Apartment Therapy January Jumpstart competition.
Thanks, Shelley, for sharing your cleverness and turning me on to Curbly. It is DIY heaven. The originator of the blog, Bruno Bornzstein, says " I wanted to create a place online where
people can celebrate all the hard work they put into their homes." The great thing is they cover projects large and small. I myself am oddly intrigued by the homemade Swiffer covers. Perhaps I have some scrap fabric somewhere to make some...