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Fort Worth, TX, United States
Furniture, accessories and all things design are our passion. We love to find treasures and give them a new life in hopes of bringing extra character to your home. Reusing and recycling is essential to being environmentally friendly and allows you to see beyond imperfections and capture the beauty in all things. Refreshingly Chic has a growing inventory of refinished furniture and accessories for sale. We also customize, refinish and retrofit pieces for clients and can work with existing pieces you already own.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

1,000 Fans Contest begins TODAY!

We have reached 1,000 fans on our Facebook page! Thank you ALL for the support and “likes”. We appreciate every one of you.
Now let’s celebrate this milestone with a contest!
We are looking for furniture that has great potential. A real hidden treasure that is in desperate need of a makeover!
Climb into your attic, dig in your garage, or shop at flea market, garage sales or Craigslist for the perfect candidate.
Send us a photo of a piece of furniture you feel has the most potential or in most need of a makeover.
Email us the picture at refreshinglychic@gmail.com and use “1,000 fans contest” as the subject.
The furniture with the most votes wins a free makeover from Refreshingly Chic! However, no one will go home empty handed … everyone who enters the contest will receive a discount on the furniture they submit.
The contest begins {today} December 29th and votes will be accepted through January 6th.  The winner will be announced Saturday, January 7th!
Send them our Facebook page and ask them to “like” us. Tell them to click on our “1,000 Fans Contest” album and find your photo and leave a COMMENT about your furniture.
The photo with the most COMMENTS (not likes) wins! Simple.
If you are already a fan of our page, please show the contestants some love and vote for your favorite!
Good luck and keep sending photos our way!
Please one entry per person and one vote per person.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sandra’s trunk!

IMGP2073Our new friend, client, & (come to find out) neighbor, Sandra, had this fabulous trunk hidden in her garage.

She wanted us to work on it but didn’t know exactly what she wanted.

We loved the look of this trunk and didn’t think painting it was the answer.

The trunk was covered in a canvas fabric that was peeling off.



Tyler removed all of the fabric, cleaned up the trunk and used a few products and oils to give the wood a beautiful look while keeping the integrity of the piece.

We love the finished look! It has so much character and charm.





We hope it makes a great addition to Sandra’s home!

Monday, December 5, 2011

chic {party}

Our “baby” turned one last weekend and we celebrated by throwing her a tea party!

We used a few of our refinished furniture pieces and recycled accessories to decorate the house for the big day & wanted to share some photos with you.

Beautiful invitation was made by Lil Mop Top!

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Our entry set the tone for the party.

Girly & Fun!


The colors for the party were shades of pink, white and a pop of robins egg blue. This chest we refinished over a year ago was perfect to display our party accessories.

I refinished an old frame to display the “Lilly Rose Tea” burlap sign I made. This is a easy and very inexpensive way to decorate the walls.

We added some tissue paper flowers, simple banner made from a fabric sample, candles & a newborn photo of the birthday girl and we’re done!


Our Dining Room was transformed into an office and showroom for completed furniture earlier this year. This made it easy for us to clear out and use as the Tea Room.

Remember our coffee table we recently refinished? It made a perfect dining table for the little ones.


We also used our pink chalkboard table and painted metal folding chairs that I refinished for the girls.


This china cabinet is still for sale and worked perfectly for the party!


These burlap stenciled pillows live on the bench in the Living Room.  I simply turned them around and hand stitched a few tea themed fabric appliques to the pillow backs. After the party they are easy to remove!


Fancy Pants Fotos took Lilly’s one year pictures and we got a few to display at the party!


I made a birthday banner to hang over the sweets table. My lovely Mom made the yummy cupcakes that we displayed on a wood cupcake stand Tyler made a few years ago.


Each seat had a favor bag for the party guests. The girls had jewelry, tiara, lollipop and a “Design your own Tea set” with crayons. The boys had top hats, lollipop, a “Design your own Tea set” with crayons & a mustache on a stick and bowtie I made.


IMGP1386We turn plain paper bags into personalized bags with little ones dressed up in fun “tea attire”.

I used my Cricut to make paper dolls and dressed each guest & then added their names.

Using scrapbooking scissors, we cut the tops of each paper bag to give them a little extra detail.

They also got personalized tea cups to use at the party.



The kiddos all had fun and we were blessed to spend the afternoon with our family & friends.


Hopefully you find some tips you can use at your next celebration!


- Allison (and the birthday girl!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

{our} coffee table

Tyler’s sister donated this coffee table to us after she graduated from college.


I know … we’re taking hand-me-down furniture from college “kids”.

But we aren’t ashamed.

We are slowly upgrading our house one piece at a time and if we get the furniture for free – even better!

This coffee table is near the media console we recently refinished (seen here) so we decided Antique White with a stained top would be perfect.



We love how it turned out (even though these aren’t the greatest photos) and will enjoy it for many many years.

Thanks Janet & Hill!

Snow White

IMGP0835This was Jennifer’s chest as a child and she wanted to freshen it up for her sweet daughter’s nursery.

She decided on our
Show White finish
and we replaced the hardware on the top drawers to compliment the green accents in her room.

Tyler made
(yes MADE)
a few new glides to replace the damaged ones and now the chest is good as new!

We hope it makes the perfect addition to your nursery!



Kelly recently emailed us about needing a dresser. We both found the same gorgeous dresser online & shared it with each other and realized it was clear this was the “one”.


Kelly and Robert selected Snow White for their new room and decided to keep the beautiful original hardware.


We love how this dresser turned out!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

{chic recycling} kid’s folding chairs

In a few short weeks we’ll be hosting a Tea Party to celebrate Lilly turning one! We needed more seating for the little ones so we’ve been on the hunt.

We found this set of fours folding chairs for $15.


They will be perfect for the party AND countless dinners & holidays with friends and family.  Plus we can store them easily which is a bonus.

IMGP0832At first glance they’re a little … loud.

And mismatched.

But we saw huge potential.

Remember our pink chalkboard table?

We wanted to match this table so we selected Krylon Watermelon spray paint.

Krylon is perfect for metal and less than $4 a can at Walmart!

We took apart the chairs then primed and painted them after a light sanding. When painting metal, always be sure to do thin light coats of paint to prevent runs.


I found a zebra print vinyl fabric and purchased a yard & a half for a little less than $5. We needed something durable and easy to clean so this was a great solution. I know zebra is completely expected but my budget and options were limited … so it will do. Plus they can always be reupholstered down the road!


Cut the extra fabric once it is stapled in place and reattach your cushions.


Only $28.50 spent TOTAL on this project and we have 4 adorable chairs for Miss Lilly and her friends.


Stay tuned to see our coffee table project & how it’s incorporated into Lilly’s Tea Party!