Upholstery Tips and Tricks
I just reupholstered my thrift store chair again. (It's going in the room I've been working on, and it needed a fresh new 'do.) I've done several upholstery tutorials on the blog, and there are several FAQ's I get with every tutorial. They're the same questions I had when I first started playing around with upholstery, so today I thought I would share a few tricks I've learned along the way and answer one of your most frequently asked questions. First, let's check out the latest chair…
How to transform a boring chair with fabric and spray paint
How to transform a boring chair with fabric and spray paint - A chair transformation by @howjoyful
Antique French Louis Arm Chair
This antique French Louis arm chair has been stripped, sanded and painted a creamy white. I've distressed the finish to give it an age appropriate look. It was then upholstered with coil springs which were 8 way hand-tied, filled with horse hair and topped with organic cotton. Finally I covered it with a fun Thomas Paul fabric to make it modern and unique. All of my chairs are vintage or antique and have age appropriate character marks which further add to their patina. ***Free shipping…
Beginner Upholstery Projects
Beginner upholstery projects ranging from the beginner to advanced beginner. Inspiration and instructions to update that thrifty find or your own treasure!
DIY Strip Fabric From a Couch and Reupholster It
I don't exactly have $$ to buy the couch of my dreams, but lucky for me, my husband and I were able to reupholster this beauty. We found a living room set that included a large sofa, love seat, chair and a half, and an ottoman for $50. Engineer hubby and I totally transformed the sofa AND an ottoman for $200 (ottoman will be coming soon). We are going to go through the steps of stripping the fabric off of the couch and reupholstering the couch. I promise you this is the same exact couch…
These Free Printables Will Make Learning the ABCs Fun for Kids
Use this simple printable alphabet to keep your kids entertained while teaching them to read.
How to Reupholster Dining Chairs
Believe me, before taking on this project I didn't know how to reupholster dining chairs, but if I can do it, you can do it! It all started when this past weekend I finally had a chance to get back to focusing on my Dining Room Makeover. The hubs didn't even roll his eyes when out of nowhere I was painting the walls (which by the way, wasn't even in the original plan!) Even without the eye roll, I know he thinks I'm nuts…but totally supportive of my need to be creative. Love him. These…
How to Make Easy Envelope-Back Pillow Covers (with Cording)!
This is easy sewing — if I can do it, you can do it! I have always loved the look of corded pillows, but as a beginning sewer I’ve been afraid to make them because they seemed so out of my skill range. As part of our bedroom redo for the HGTV Home™ fabric...Read the Post