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A bedroom fit for a Tween (or Teen)

Our transformation from a boy’s room to a girl’s tween/teen paradise is nearly complete and all things pink that my daughter once tolerated for her mom’s sake *wink* is now a thing of her past.  This is now officially “her domain”!  Hopefully you can find some inspiration with some ideas we were able to do and change it to suit the queen in your life.

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Here’s what we did:

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How to recover a chair seat cushion, vanity seat cushion or ottoman

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Timeless furniture pieces can last a lifetime with proper care but sometimes, spills happen or just good ol’ wear and tear to the fabric portions of seat cushions or ottomans.  No need to throw the furniture away; just replace the fabric!  Same thing would apply to finding a piece of furniture at a second-hand store; that junk could be your treasure.

In this example, I found a combination seat/storage bench but the fabric was all wrong for the tween/teen room it would be in.

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How to refinish furniture

A good sturdy piece of furniture is worth saving if it just needs a little TLC and has begun to show its age through scratching or chipping of its finish.  Can’t we all relate to that one time or another?  Or maybe you find a neat little piece at a thrift store and its painted but you’d really love to restore it to a natural wood look.  You can do it!!

Materials needed: Scraper/putty knife, 1 can Gel or Liquid Stripper, A nylon brush suitable for stains, Hand sander or sandpaper sheets, wood sealer, depending on the size of the furniture a quart or pint in the stain color of your choice (There are many different types of wood so final stain colors will vary slightly depending on what type of wood you have), quart of satin polyurethane

Here are the basic steps you can follow in order to restore a piece of furniture easily:

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