Jan 19 2017

3 Bar Carts to Suit Your Style

It's no secret, bar carts are all the rage. But do you ever feel like they all sort of look the same? Brass cart, gold details on top, cutesy accessories. If you're looking for a more unique set up, we created three inspiration boards for you with a few of our bar carts. We actually have a lot of great bar cart options in right now if you're looking for a unique look! Vintage This bar cart is so beautiful. And, like...

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Jan 14 2017

Pick the Finish: MCM Dresser

This week on Pick the Finish, we went live with you on Facebook on Monday to choose a finish for this beautiful Rway six-drawer dresser. The options were black matte with gold detail on the long wood handles and the legs, a white and dark walnut combo, or Hague Blue and medium walnut combo. The third option won! We had over 60 votes on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for participating! It's fun to let you all choose, and you chose a...

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Jan 09 2017

6 Bolster Pillows That Make a Statement

If you were wondering, I am a BIG fan of the bolster pillow. I have one on my bed (pictured above) and it's one of my favorite things in my bedroom. This uniquely shaped pillow can be used to add a pop of color on your bed. Here are some of my favorite examples of how to use a bolster pillow to make a statement. (image from Decor Pad) In this room, these two smaller bolster pillows are THE pop of color....

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Jan 05 2017

The Progression of Our Living Room

Our living room has gone through a few different stages in the 3 years we have lived in our apartment. The first transformation was the most drastic for sure. The biggest change we made was painting our trim and fireplace white. The walls were originally a mossy color when we moved in and we quickly traded that in for light gray walls. We painted the wall behind our fireplace in Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, a color we often use on furniture. We...

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Jan 02 2017

7 of Our Most Popular Upholstery Fabrics

  We handpick all of the fabric samples that we display here at MegMade. I always say, I can't sell what I don't love! It's important to me that our customers don't feel overwhelmed by the process of customizing a piece, whether it be a dresser or an upholstered chair. Too many options can be a bad thing! I want to give our customers options, but limit them to ones that I think will look great. There are some fabrics that...

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Dec 26 2016

3 Times When New Hardware Made All the Difference

While we usually attempt to preserve and manipulate the existing hardware, there are some instances where changing out the vintage hardware does wonders to a piece. It can give it a whole new look. But don't be fooled! It can be very tricky to find hardware that is just the right size and shape for your piece. If you go modern and straight on a curvy piece, it can fight the piece and vice versa. But we thought we'd show...

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4 Stain & Paint Combos We Love

Some pieces scream for a paint and stain combo. Usually, these pieces are mid century styles because of the clean lines and delineations that make it easy to combine different finishes. We mocked up some different versions of the same piece, so you could see a few different variations that we love!All of these finishes would also look great flipped- putting the stain on the outside casing and painting the doors and drawers. This piece is one of our very first...

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Dec 14 2016

Before and After: Some Recent Transformations!

We are excited to share some of our favorite, recent transformations! These pieces are all for sale, so get them before they disappear or use these designs as inspiration. Mid Century Dresser This great 9-drawer mcm dresser had a dark/medium walnut finish. This stain is pretty common on mid century pieces, but can make the piece feel dated 'as is'. We often like to combine stain and paint on mcm furniture because it has clean delineations in the design to break up the...

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