I 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
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
One 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.
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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
My chairs are progressing, albeit, not as fast as I would like. They are continuing on and finishing their foundational elements, which is what today’s post features.
Well, with the deconstruction over and the chair repaired, its time to start putting it back together. Step one of putting it back together was to refinish the exposed wood areas. Given the state of both the legs and the upper frame, I figured that re-staining was not the best option. Plus, I wanted to carry the gray of the… Continue reading
So if you have been following my series on my adventures in upholstery, then you know I had this crazy idea to reupholster three chairs that are currently slated to go into my living room remodel – two garage sale finds for a whopping $12 for the pair and my husband’s old wingback. Besides refusing to being beaten by… Continue reading
One of my favorite DIY things to do is to take one thing and turn it into another. One of the easiest is using curtains for upholstery on simple chairs. A while back, I purchased some black out curtains for my son’s room. I bought an extra panel to reupholster his desk chair and, if enough curtain material leftover,… Continue reading
In my on-going adventures in upholstery, I am so glad to say I moved beyond my confidence destroying apron and on to destruction…well really more like out with the old fabric. This was a perfect way to vent frustration. The whole process of removing the old fabric (I hate staples right now) took about 12 hours… Continue reading
So I have these two awesome yard sale find chairs. They are gross by useable standards but the bones are amazing! One is a tufted curved back and the other is a traditional wingback. Total price for both chairs – $12. Great price but only if I could reupholster them.