Wednesday, September 26, 2012

why don't you.."chic-it-yourself"?

After ICDC's fantastic finds at the Georgetown flea market this weekend, we're inspired to dabble in a little "chic-it-yourself." 

Once Craigslist & flea market finds..







 

..now totally new and stylish pieces!
 
 
Imagine the possibility of this tired bamboo buffet, lacquered in high-gloss red:


 (we found it on Craigslist DC for a song - $100)
 

Which could look a little like this white version:
 
 
Or this gray version:


 

Got a few old side tables stashed in storage?  Paint them up with an orange chevron pattern!




What to do with a dated dresser?

 
 
 
Paint it!  And pair with a damask wallpaper:
 
 



You could even try the faux malachite technique:


 




ICDC will be on the look-out for the perfect "ciy" piece and feature it in upcoming weeks.  Stay tuned!


images from Craigslist DC and ICDC files.


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