Featured Chair: Tre Pezzi by Franco Albini

Featured Chair: Tre Pezzi by Franco Albini

I love the Tre Pezzi chair. What’s not to love?

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The carriage and stature reminds me of a distinguished gentleman. Tre Pezzi means 3 pieces. Makes sense, right?

You can currently find new versions at Cassina, but if you want the real thing, these are incredibly hard to find. I was once looking for an original, and I had a dealer LAUGH IN MY FACE when they realized I was serious.

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This midcentury style was designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, and is one of my favorite all time finds.

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I love the fuzz!
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Cheap and Chic No Sew Easter Pillow Cover DIY

Cheap and Chic No Sew Easter Pillow Cover DIY

I love decorating my house for every holiday. Even more so because here in LA we generally have two seasons- warm and sunny and hot and sunny.

Easter is one of my favorites (okay, every holiday is my favorite!) because I love using all the springtime colors. You know what DOESN’T go with springtime colors? Red! I have these red pillows on my couch that are ultra comfy, but pretty much only work at Christmas.

The offending red pillow!

Instead of changing out my pillows or buying expensive covers at a store, I decided to go with a cheaper solution and make some Easter-y, springy pillow covers. My first thought was to use burlap, but I wasn’t feeling any of the weaves I saw at the craft store. Canvas was on sale, so I got some for $6 and headed home.

YES, I MADE OVER MY PILLOWS FOR $6! I had all of the materials at home, so you may spend a little more, but if you’re an avid rehabber, you’re really only paying for the fabric itself.

Here’s what you need for this project:

  • Fabric
  • Fabric paint and a paint brush
  • Liquid stitch (or a needle and thread or your sewing machine. Depending on the fabric you choose, you may need a heavy duty needle.)
  • Fabric scissors (well, you don’t really need them, but why would you do that to yourself?!)

Your first step would usually be to wash your fabric, but since I’m only going to be using these pillows for about a month and I’m super lazy, I skipped this step. I just ironed the major creases out of the fabric so that I would be able to get a good, straight cut. I put my pillow on top of the fabric to measure what I’d need and cut out my three pieces. To put the pillows together, I used this tutorial from Amy at Homey Oh My since I’ve only ever made pillows using my machine or by hand.

After cutting out fabric pieces came the fun part- painting! Using pencil (couldn’t find my fabric pen or chalk), I lightly traced a bunny form that I had on hand. If you’re good at drawing, you could totally sketch something out. Then I painted over and filled in my outline with white fabric paint. Easy!

My bunny right after painting, right before drying overnight.

I let my bunny dry overnight then got to gluing. This is where you really want to pay attention to Amy’s tutorial!

Yes, I did use a trash bag to protect the floor from glue, just in case! I used the triangle to make sure I applied the glue straight on the edges.

Here’s where I made a mistake– when you’re sewing and pinning fabric, it is easy to see if you put a piece on backwards. When you’re gluing, make sure you check before you apply the glue! I put the back pieces on backwards, which ended up being okay because I like a rustic look. But if I was sewing, it would have been easy to just rip out the seam.

Here’s where I messed up! Make sure to check how everything lines up before you glue!

I let the cover dry for the day, then flipped it inside out and stuffed the red pillow inside. Voila! A whole new look!

Beach Chic Guest Room

A quick design for a simple beach-inspired room for a friend’s guest room that will be renting out on AirBnB.

We are working with an existing all white, modern bed and dresser, and sticking to a MAJOR budget, my specialty!

I love the pops of color in the flamingo lamp and the Gray Malin poster!

Roadside Rehab Instagram Reaches 10K!

Another BIG milestone here!

My Roadside Rehab Instagram account has reached 10,000 followers! I love using Instagram to post inspirational shots, items that I love, and flea market finds that I don’t cover on the blog. 

From my stint on Flea Market Flip to my roadside and flea market finds, Industry Influencer interviews, DIY projects and tutorials, selling vintage and antique pieces, redesigning spaces, attempts at construction, and my recent forays into styling and creating florals for my events, I cover it all on Instagram! Thanks for following and if you don’t already, follow me HERE!!!

Some of my favorite shots!

When The Paint Breaks


Dropped the spray paint can and still tried to use it with the nozzle broken, so I ended up with paint all over my hands!

#1 rule of painting: DON’T WASH OFF WET PAINT. (Well, that’s my rule… maybe also to always use a drop cloth.) Wet paint becomes a slimy, spready mess and gets everywhere if you try to wash it off. It is much easier to let the paint dry then get it off. 

I always use acetone polish remover on a cotton ball because I always have it around the house (it’s also a great way to get paint and other stains off gel polish- a quick swipe and you’re good as new!) After the polish remover, the paint is pretty much gone and I wash the area and go on with my day.

Do you guys have any tips for getting paint off your skin?

@Chair_Candy Reaches 10K!

Happy to announce that my Instagram account dedicated to my love for chairs, @Chair_candy  reached 10,000 followers over the weekend!

Chair_candy started one night while I was out to dinner and kept taking photos of chairs in the restaurant to post on my personal account. I realized that not all of my friends shared my affinity (okay, obsession) for chairs, and decided to create an account dedicated to chairs only. Heck, I was surprised when my number of followers reached 750, shocked when they reached 1000, and THRILLED when I reached 5,000.

I’m so excited to have met this huge benchmark, and to have met so many other people that share my love and passion for chairs!

If you haven’t checked out @Chair_candy yet, come on over and check me out. You may just be inspired to take a seat and look for a while 🙂

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All About the Satsumas Plant Stand

If you follow my Insta account (if  you don’t already, you should!) you probably know by now that I’ve become a bit of a plant hoarder.

At a certain point this summer, I was telling Ramin I’d bought one new plant when I’d really brought home three, hoping he wouldn’t notice how crazy my patio garden had become. Luckily, he loves the greenery and benefitted from all the cucumbers, strawberries, and tomatoes I kept bringing inside for him to eat.

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A plant hoarder’s dream.

We’ve had a bit of a heat wave lately, and I planted super early this year, so I’ve been waiting for my remaining plants to wane. I’m just about ready to bring in some new green babies and get a fall garden going. And that brings me to the Satsumas stand from Ikea.

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Simple but chic.

I was reading a site and saw an image of the stand, not realizing it was a whole package kind of thing. I have some small containers I’d hung over the edge of my homemade planter box at the beginning of the summer, and actually went to the Ikea site to find a ladder to recreate the look from the site.

Lucky for me, it’s a set!

Now I can get 5 more plants… they count as one if they’re all on one stand, right?!

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*This is not an ad. Roadside Rehab not affiliated with Ikea, other than being a fan of their cheap and chic products!