Change is in the air, my friends, so why not freshen up things up around the house as well? Here's a makeover story I produced in the current issue of Woman's Day after a fantastic trip to a rummage sale, benefitting the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset, New Jersey.
I loved the legs on this bench, but the fabric and batting were in dire need of an update. A graphic pattern in a bold color did just the trick, along with grosgrain ribbon to finish it off. And by the way, who knew Lowe's had such great mirrors?
This Chinoiserie lamp I thought was super chic, but to make it even better, I spray painted the base black and added feet. You'd never know they're actually brass drawer knobs! Huge thanks to our friends at Matouk and The Company Store for such beautiful bedding!
And finally, my favorite: a worn-out Federal-style mirror goes from prim to playful with polka-dot print wallpaper.
The next rummage sale in Somerset, New Jersey is October 7-9, so check it out! But before you go, here are a few of my insider tips to help you make the most of shopping day.
For the full story, pick up your copy of Woman's Day, on newsstands now. Have a great long weekend, everyone, and happy hunting!
Fabulous transformations! I am so loving that strong yellow colour right now! Have an awesome weekend! Angie xo
Love the wallpaper covered mirror, Eddie! What a great idea!
Things like arts and fashion and others are coming in cycle. What’s new will be old and what’s old will be new again.
I love how you make changes look so easy.
Love the ottoman! That yellow is so fabulous!
Hope you guys are well. Anxious to see what all fall brings to you!
I love the bedding and I also admire the wallpaper covered mirror too, it’s a good choice. I think I need to have a copy of this issue so I can see more of it.
what’s old is new again…….
you just can’t bury the classics.
Fabulous tips! And I love that colour palette.
We must not be looking in the right places. We never find such great treasures as these. The ottoman is wonderful! You’ve inspired us to not give up!
Angela and Renee
The ottoman is so cute! I would love to find something like that!
Thank you for all your helpful hints + the items you redid are divine. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com
A wall paper covered mirror, genius!!!! I’ll have to pick up an issue. Love the lamp too. I love a good flea market, I miss the ones in Europe.
Very nice!! I have been in love with yellow and white lately, perfect!
Have a great holiday weekend Eddie and Jaithan!
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Eddie, I love the idea of adding knobs for legs on your chic lamp,making the base black and the brass knobs was brillant. Nice to see you back here!! xo Kathysue
Love them all, but the lamp is genius! Simply amazing how four little touches make such an impact!
Nice job my fellow Scavenger! If “Women’s Day” is finally getting so smart that they are doing an editorial with Eddie, I might have to look at an issue. Usually it only appears on the waiting room table of my podiatrist’s, but this could be good news.
You certainly made these oldies into new goodies! Will have to pick up a copy of the magazine!
I love the sophisticated color palette you used. Yellow and gray….fabulous!
Love the bench but the mirror — what fantastic perfection!!
love the lamp!! what a great idea..it really dresses it up a lot more..the bench is beautiful..very current..like how the mirror is more “friendlier” than the overly stately look it had before..would not have fit in the space that it’s in now…it’s fresh and fun..
brilliant lamp redo Eddie. Love those little brass feet!
Great ideas all the way around! I would have never thought to elevate a lamp slightly by using knobs…love, love, love that idea! Enjoy your long holiday weekend!
Another hip make-over!!!! So fresh and happy. I can feel the changing of the season coming on!!!
Happy Labor Day, fellas!!!
E+J- The Federal-style mirror is my favorite, too.
Having just toured the bare bones of a friend’s 1921 brick Federal house renovation and having just stayed at a 1910 Federal brick B&B in Vermont (right before Irene!), I am intrigued by all things Federal lately…
Love your ideas but do you have a video on how-to’s? I’m not so great on the to-dos when they are written. I’m a visual type of gal! Love all these great ideas to use what you have! I’m going to try and go to the next sale since I’m just across the GW! Have a great weekend!
Eddie, Love this sophisticated color scheme. A touch of black always makes a room. Congrats on the article.
Would’ve never thought to wallpaper that mirror, but I love the results! Nice work as always!
Love the mirror above the sofa, and the lamp is to die for! Great tips.
Can’t wait to run out and buy my copy. Once again your projects have me drooling. The wallpaper mirror, the chevron fabric, the Lowes mirror. Everything is chic! I just finished a restaurant using the same color scheme…I’d love it if you checked it out (http://kcinteriors.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/project-reveal-bumble-play-cafe/) Thanks!
‘What’s Old is New Again’…just love it and I’m so picking up a Woman’s Day mag. asap! Love the wallpaper covered mirror. xx Danielle
E…going “green” can be a real drag sometimes….but decorating this way is beautiful…and fun! k
The polka dots on that mirror are adorable and so unexpected. Now I can’t picture it any other way. Good job to you, Jaithan, and your team!
Eddie this is fantastic! I love it and the yellow is so lovely! Love that mirror too!
Hope you are well!! xo Susan
Just spotted your piece in (my true love) Lonny!
You really outdid yourself, it looks like a spectacular party – the colors are delicious and I only hope it was really a party and not a staging… that looks like a birthday I’d like to be invited to!
loved this redo – esp. the bench with that fabric! love it.
thanks for the comment!! hope all is well with both of you.
I actually have TWO mirrors that I am now going to try this with! What a fantastic makeover for an old tired wood frame!
I think the Federal style mirror that you made over was actually one that I donated to the rummage sale! And I love what you’ve done to it.
I don’t have any room for big pieces, but I love to pick up milk glass and other small pieces at the rummage sale. If you are interested, here is a post about what I found in May:
Wonderful ideas as always Eddie – do love the mirror. Wish Ireland had a “Makeover King” as talented as you- so miss the fab flea markets- the car boot sales here just aren’t the same 🙁
I love you and I wish I could marry you. I have more entertaining to do this season than usual and you are a treasure trove of amazing ideas.
when are we going to see your photos of palm springs ? i plan on going this winter & would like to hear about your trip !