The Dirty Dozen Vol. 4

Diamond In The Rough Round-Up: Everything But The House

Estate sales are fertile hunting grounds for devoted furniture lovers. Imagine if you could get the best picks of estate sales around the country without waking before dawn... or even getting out of your cozy bed. Sound dreamy but unrealistic? Not anymore thanks to Everything But The House (EBTH) (read why we're seriously addicted to this site). We've pulled together a dozen of our current favorite finds on EBTH, along with our take on how we'd revitalize each piece.   

Mid century modern club chairs | reupholster in bright yellow Knoll Journey fabric and refinish wood in dark walnut stain

Mid Century Club Chair Reupholstery

  • Millennial makeover opportunity for Mad Men

  • Reupholster in brightly colored mid-century-inspired woven fabric like Knoll's "Journey"

  • Refinish frames in dark walnut stain

  • EBTH: $170


Lacquering a Rococo style Mirror

  • Drama queens don't do brown

  • Lacquer in high-gloss bold color to dial up the drama

  • EBTH: $17

Vintage rococo style mirror | refinish with high gloss red lacquer
Klismos style dining chairs | Reupholster with Dedar Coup de Foudre upholstery fabric

reUpholster Klismos Chairs

  • Baby got back...

  • Reupholster with graphic print to draw attention to the curves like Dedar's "Coup de Foudre" fabric

  • EBTH: $98 (set of 6)


Sheraton Style Writing Desk restoration

  • Emily Post's Etiquette turned 50 Shades of Grey

  • Lacquer body in black-gray

  • Cover drawer fronts and desk top with charcoal gray faux shagreen

  • EBTH: $56

Vintage Sheraton style writing desk | Lacquer the body in high gloss black and cover table top and drawer fronts in black faux shagreen
Art Deco club chair | Reupholster in ruched metallic upholstery fabric from Zinc Textiles

Art Deco Club Chair reupholstery

  • The quintessence of the roaring 20s... still roaring a century later

  • Reupholster in sexy ruched fabric like this one from Zinc Textiles

  • EBTH: $377


1970s Style Headboard refinishing

  • Bleach blond (laminate) in need of a colorist

  • Lacquer in saturated color to play up the brass piping detail

  • EBTH: $1

1970a style headboard | Lacquer in a deep blue to play up the brass detailing
Vintage Milo Baughman sofa | Reupholster in luxurious textural mohair from Decor de Paris

Vintage Walnut Case Sofa reupholstery

  • Just because you're vanilla doesn't mean you have to be PLAIN

  • Reupholster with textural neutral fabric like Curly Mohair from Decor de Paris

  • Create single bench cushion and single back cushion for sleeker style

  • EBTH: $405


Atomic Style Table refinishing

  • Ground control to Major Tom... grab this one before it's gone.

  • Replace white laminate top with exotic marble top

  • EBTH: $182

Vintage metal table | replace table top with exotic marble top for a more bespoke look.
Milo Baughman style brass chair and ottoman | Reupholster in emerald green silk velvet fabric

reupholster Milo Baughman Style Brass Chair and Ottoman

  • 1980s mauve-elous goes 21st century green.

  • Reupholster in jewel-tone silk velvet like this one from Schumacher

  • EBTH: $135


refinish Danish Mid-Century Side Table

  • Sometimes au naturel is oh-so-perfect

  • Restore and oil the teak wood

  • EBTH: $69

Danish mid century teak side table | Refinish to original condition
Vintage campaign dresser with brass pulls | Lacquer in soft lilac and polish brass drawer pulls

lacquer Vintage Campaign Dresser

  • Boxy and boring gets a feminine makeover

  • Lacquer in high gloss pastel color

  • Polish brass hardware

  • EBTH: $96


upholster Mid-Century Coffee Table

  • Multi-tasker

  • Convert this coffee table to a bench with a custom made cushion in a whimsical fabric like Timorous Beasties "Fruit Looters"

  • EBTH: $114

Clean line vintage bench | create upholstered seat cushion in whimsical fabric

Found a great piece on EBTH?

We'd love to help you transform it! Get in touch for an upholstery or refinishing quote HERE.