How To Recover a Chair In Three Minutes

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 04/08/2010

My new best Twitter friend, Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff, writes her witty blog about everything I love. It's like I found my Canadian counterpart, only she has killer abs and  a TV show. I chuckled aloud as I read her blog and then, being a big fan of an easy chair re-do, my jaw dropped. She's so much more clever than I am! My mom always said "the cream always rises", and sure enough, her chair re-do pops up on

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Upcycle: Discarded Restaurant Chair Reupholstery

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 11/29/08

  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 darlings....

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Curbly Recession Busters: How To Spruce Up Your Own Digs For The Holidays

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

 

created on: 10/29/08

created on: 10/29/08

  It's the time of year you turn a critical eye to the interior to see what needs to be spruced up.  Preparing for a packed house on Thanksgiving is a sure fire motivator to plow through a To Do list in record time.

This year you may want to rethink the outlay of money to get the house looking top notch.  You can save loads of dough by doing most  jobs yourself.  If, for some unknown reason, you don't really know how to do some of these...

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Pocket Guide to Wallpaper Removal

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/19/08

Stripping wallpaper is one of the worst home improvement projects I've ever undertaken.  During each room, I swore I would never hang wallpaper again, but......

 "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Michael Corleone, Godfather III

I daydream about sitting in my favorite chair, journaling (a verb?) about my goals and dreams, in front of a vibrant retro-inspired oversized graphic wallpapered wall.  No, no, no!! I won't do it. 

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DIY: Not Knotty Pine Anymore

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/03/08

Here's a sneak peak of the Knotty Pine re-do.  Cleanup and reorganization is so tedious until you get immersed in feeling all smug and self-righteous with your tidiness and order.  There was much to be learned from this DIY undertaking.  Complete planning instead of impulsive diving in was the best move I made.  Perseverence using new equipment (the spray painter) was well worth it in time saved.  Not quite perfectionism, but pretty darn close...

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How To Turn an Ugly Coffee Table Into an Upholstered Bench

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

 What do you do with an old coffee table with a dinged up or stained top?  Turn it into a soft, lovely, upholstered bench for your hallway, end of your bed or as an upholstered ottoman in front of the sofa.  This pine bench was $13.99 at Goodwill (a little overpriced in my opinion).  With some  fresh new fabric, supplies and these simple instructions, it morphed into a different creature. 

FIND A TABLE AND LET'S GET STARTED!

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