Chair Turned Picture Frame

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

Just when you thought you had seen every kind of chair makeover imaginable, some clever individual decides to turn one into a picture frame. That clever person… Continue Reading

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Pallet Turned Outdoor Swing Chair

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2011

created at: 04/11/2011

A wooden pallet, much like the one pictured above, was turned into an outdoor swing chair. Clever,… Continue Reading

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Five Eames Chairs that Aren't Just for Seating

By: Craftmel Apr 05, 2011


created at: 04/04/2011

In my opinion, the most loved and easily recognized and furniture designers of the Mid-Century are Charles and Ray Eames.  Together, they had the Midas touch when it came to home furnishings; if the Eames' designed it, it became a classic. 

If you aren't lucky enough to own an actual Eames Chair of any variety, how about using their images as… Continue Reading

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Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2011

created at: 03/30/2011

Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don't really care for the accompanying price tags.  From Christien Meindertsma's $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living's $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep.  If you've got the skills - or a grandma who loves you dearly - you can make your own for a fraction of the… Continue Reading

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Turn a Dining Chair into a Chaise Lounge

By: Diy maven Mar 07, 2011

I have never felt the need for a chaise lounge in my home. Until now, that is. I think it's because this chair-turned-chaise is such a cleverly weird idea. And who doesn't love finding new ways to… Continue Reading

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How To Make Beautiful Remnant Fabric

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 01, 2011

Who can turn down free fabric? In my business it's not uncommon to be offered discontinued upholstery fabric samples. If you know a little trick, it's simple to create your own patchwork upholstery fabric yardage.  Thrifted chair, free… Continue Reading

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Ellen's Amazing Upholstered Chair

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 21, 2011

One week ago, Ellen, author of NouveauStitch and my new online BFF, purchased this "before" chair at her local HomeGoods store with the intention of slipcovering it. As always, she knew exactly what she wanted and set right to work creating a slipcovered version of her inspiration chair. Well, things didn't go as planned. Here's where her passion and perseverence paid… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 4 Mod Pillows to Make Yourself

By: Capreek Feb 10, 2011

created at: 02/10/2011

It's no lie: I love me a good pillow.  But modern pillows tend to be on the pricey side and I definitely don't love that.  When faced with this dilemma, I say bust out your sewing machine and get… Continue Reading

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Ask Curbly: Cardboard Hoarders, Beastly Tables, and Painted Hardwood

By: Bruno Feb 10, 2011

created at: 10/08/2010

As usual, there's a lot of great discussions going on in the Q&A section this month. Here's a quick roundup in case you haven't been paying attention:

How do I upcycle cardboard boxes to make something useful or beautiful?

Nidhi was wondering what to do with all the cardboard boxes she'd been hoarding. Her cry for help prompted some great responses, least of which was my suggestion:

Then Gilboonet chimed in with some professional… Continue Reading

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Make an Urban Outfitters Inspired Ruffled Pillow Sham (from Old T-Shirts)

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 04, 2011

created at: 02/04/2011

Making something ruffled has been on my back burner for months. It's not difficult, but takes a little time to calculate and stitch ruffles onto a base fabric. Over on Knock Off Decor, there's an Urban Outfitters inspired ruffled pillow made out of an old t-shirt and a drop cloth. Oooooh, I love that creative… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Slipcover a Thrifted Cube

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 28, 2011

Not that long ago I was asked to create some cube bean bags. After figuring and re-figuring, I came up with the pattern, added a zipper and filled it with those little styrofoam beads. BIG pain in the you know what. Why go to the trouble when you can find oodles of cheapy cube ottomans at the secondhand store?  Since the cheapest of the cheaps are covered in hideously benign microfiber, find a yard or two of fun fabric and stitch your own custom cube slipcover. Better yet, look for two and make a pair. DesignSponge s… Continue Reading

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Split Chair Benches

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2011

I have taken a serious shine to these benches by Junktion. Wooden chairs cut in half and outfitted with a bench top that… Continue Reading

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8 Flea Market Chair Makeovers

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2011

created at: 01/24/2011

Makeovers. Even if the end result doesn't appeal to my tastes, I still adore ogling them. Case in point, here are a plethora of flea market chairs that got the makeover once over, not all of which would suit my decor but each and every one are inspiring. Plus, they make be want to head out to my local flea markets REAL… Continue Reading

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Five Funky Sofa's

By: Jill w Jan 20, 2011

Twists and turns seem to be all the rage in the surrealist furniture trend. Lila Jang’s Wall-Climbing Sofa is perfect for that odd corner of the house where no other furniture… Continue Reading

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