A realistic goal for a beginning upholstery class is to choose something VERY simple. There's plenty to discover about shape, padding, working the fabric, securing the fabric, tools and furniture structure with a simple kitchen chair or side… Continue Reading
1. It cost under $100.00
2. This one is sized for a queen size bed
3. The slides are a little out of order so start around the 5th photo or so.
4. The hangers in the photo are WONDERFUL and easy to use.
What exactly is a day bed, you ask? It's a twin bed disguised as a sofa by day and used as a bed at night. If your tiny space necessitates double duty for your bed, it's really quite simple to convert almost any twin bed into a day bed. Here are three pretty simple ways you can pimp out your twin bed into a… Continue Reading
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How many more things can you make out of an old electrical wire spool? We've seen a "lite green" upholstered ottoman constructed out of an old spool, and here we have a rolling Morrocan side table you can make just in time for use in the garden or on the… Continue Reading
Look in any decorating magazine and there will be a room with baggy, white or natural slipcovers. It's the perfect canvas for all sorts of eclectic decor. I don't do slipcovers. I never learned how because I've always had neutral upholstery fabrics on my furniture. However, seasonal slipcover changes seem like the ultimate luxury. Light and fresh in the Spring and nubby, warm and cozy in the Fall, ah… Continue Reading
Headboards have swamped the design blogs for the past 6 months or so. Some are o.k., some are good and some are really professionally done. These two tutorials are produced by a company from which I've purchased patterns. They'are a little bit on the frumpy side, but the construction instructions are easy to understand and, if you watch and learn, you'll be able to use these techniques forever. You know, teach a man to… Continue Reading
A custom, zero clearance insert plate for your table or band saw minimizes tearout and prevents those tiny bits from dropping into the blade throat. From Rockler.com, "A zero clearance insert is a substitute for the throat plate that came with your table saw. The opening in the insert is cut on the table saw to the exact width of the saw blade’s kerf, thereby preventing thin slices of wood from jamming in between the blade and the… Continue Reading
If you can find a set of sturdy restaurant chair frames, with or without torn vinyl, negotiate a price and load'em up. A local furniture consignment shop had these four stackable sturdy chairs in the corner of the basement. I stripped off the black vinyl from the seats and the upholstered panels that make up the front and back of the seat backs. To discover how to convert restaurant rubbish to kitchen table… Continue Reading