Update Your Decor By Refinishing


At market, we see so many amazing styles and trends.  I’m often attracted to classic lines and details of furniture, but with a funky finish or creative fabric choice.  It inspires me to think about how I can revamp an older piece into something brand new!

Refinished Turquoise Bamboo ChairRecently, I refinished a set of bamboo chairs for a client.  I’m sorry, I didn’t take a “before” picture, but it was a honey bamboo finish with a light peach plaid seat.

We obviously love color here, so they were refinished in turquoise and distressed to accentuate the shape.  The seats were recovered in bold lime green with a braided yellow and turquoise ribbon trim.  These chairs are going to a beach house, so the colors are going to work beautifully!

Refinished turquoise bamboo chair detail

Refinished turquoise bamboo chair finish and trim detail








High Point Market Jadeite Bamboo ChairWhen Mary and Michelle came back from the High Point Furniture Market a few weeks ago, we flipped through all their pictures and found this chair.  Look familiar?

This market find is the exact same frame as the refinished piece.  The finish is in keeping with the “Jadeite” trend that Mary posted about last week.




It is amazing to see how you can breath new life into an old piece and make it completely fit with the latest styles.

Do you have an item that has been well loved, but has seen better days?  Maybe refinishing is the answer!  Let us help revive that piece to reflect the new trends and the new you!



  1. Autumn says:

    Thanks Nina! This was a fun project to see develop.

    And really looking forward to celebrating with the little man – hoping for nice weather so we can have a picnic 🙂

  2. nina g says:

    Hey there Autumn!
    wow wee! nice!
    if I had my thesaurus handy, then I could find about a zillion other adjectives to use! LOL!
    what a zany way to take a “normal” looking chair
    and “ZAP IT AUTUMN STYLE” !!!!!!
    it’s always fun to see inspiring
    “BREATH OF FRESH LAKE AIR” designs! way to rock and roll!
    thank you for sharing! have a great day! 🙂
    p.s. Happy First Mother’s Day!

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