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My Adventures in Upholstery: Moving onto the Back www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

I’m at the part where the end is more than in sight, its really right around the corner. And what you would think would be the easy part became a slight frustration – not because the process itself was hard but rather just getting everything just right.

If you will remember, I left off having finished the inserts on the… Continue reading

My Adventures in Upholstery: Adding the Front Band and Arm Inserts www.wifemomhouseohmy.comHave you ever been so close you can taste it? Well, that is where I am at. I’m so close to finishing my reupholstering project of this old channel back chair that I can taste it. But there’s still some major elements that need to be done. And one of them is today’s post. The last two visible… Continue reading

Project Organization: Bulletin Board Updatewww.wifemomhouseohmy.comNot so long ago I got it into my head that I wanted to update my office. There are a lot of projects that I am working on. But one that was fast and easy to get done was my fabric covered bulletin board. I started with a previous DIY bulletin board I’d made a few years ago, added fabric… Continue reading

My Adventures is Upholstery: Making Channels for a Channel Back Chair www.wifemomhouseohmy.comIf your child ever asks you “why do I have to take math? I will never use it.”, you can turn to them and say, “Well if you ever want to upholster a chair, then you need math.” Okay, odds are they probably won’t be reupholstering a chair but I can honestly say that making these channels sent me straight… Continue reading

My Adventures in Upholstery Adding Finish Fabrics www.wifemomhouseohmy.comIt’s starting to look pretty now. It’s hard to believe I’m finally getting to add fabric to my chair. It’s been a slow process but it has all been worth it. Adding finish fabric has been the best feeling ever! It’s like starting to get the wonderful feeling of accomplishment, of being on the road to done.

The nice thing… Continue reading

Creative Curtains Creative Curtains: Shower Curtains as Wall Curtains...Really! www.wifemomhouseohmy.comI love taking things that are designed for one thing and using them for a completely different purpose. Old cashew containers for storage jars. Shoe boxes for filing greeting cards and thank you notes. Wall curtains for upholstery of desk chairs and kitchen chairs. And my latest…shower curtains for wall curtains.

So I have the worst lighting in my… Continue reading

With the seat covered and stuffed in muslin, it’s time to move to the next most important cushy part, which has got to be the arms. My tush needs a soft but firm place to rest. The right height, the right knee placement, and the right wiggle – you know the right amount of wiggle to settle in comfy without… Continue reading

Its kind of a proud momma moment. You know where your child has hit some milestone. One that everyone knows is a significant accomplishment. First steps. First word. First day of school. That’s kind of how this moment feels. I have moved from foundational work to stuffing and muslin. It’s starting to look AND feel like a chair again! I’m… Continue reading

Creating a Faux Floral Arrangement Using Simulated Water www.wifemomhouseohmy.comOne thing I adore in rooms and décor is fresh flowers. They brighten up the setting and give a sense of calm and peace and at the same time a feeling of life and vibrancy. Two challenges…I have allergies to certain flowers and, well, since they don’t last, my wallet is not happy in having to replace them constantly.

While… Continue reading

Formal Living Room Redesign..Not that long ago I started sharing about my plans for our living room as well as my technique and tips for designing a room. I also shared how we are phasing the living room. And if you have been following the blog, then you are also aware of my on going adventures in upholstery for a couple of chairs… Continue reading

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