Chrisjob Featured writer

Custom_chris_-faceweb_medium

My Details

About Me

Hi! I'm Curbly's editor-in-chief. Please, feel free to contact me if you have ideas or submissions. I blog about my adventures in man-crafting at Curbly's brother site, ManMade. I have a never-updated website at ChrisMGardner.com.

Cheers!

My Friends (127)



erinloechner
erinloechner

Writer Erin Loechner launched award-winning art/design blog Design for Mankind...

VintageSwank
VintageSwank

Vintage Swank is one of the largest 1920s-1970s vintage stores on...

bruno
bruno

Hi! My name is Bruno and I'm the founder of...

Sydney
Sydney

Athlete, writer/editor, world traveler, life-long vegetarian, and design enthusiast.

DIY Maven
DIY Maven

Although I'm a writer by education and profession, I have...

SEE ALL

My recent comments

DIY Maven
On: My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts (Post)

Woohoo! Congratulations. Some of my favorites: the coffee cup tissue...

faith-towers
On: Faux Taxidermy: Yay or Nay? Would You Hang a Fake Deer Head on Your Wall? (Post)

Absolutely, I would. And I plan to. The real question for...

DIY Maven
On: How to: Make a DIY Poster Hanger from Scrap Wood (Post)

Love it. The shim idea is brilliant!

faith-towers
On: Roundup: 10 DIY Decor Projects Made from Old Clothing (Post)

Hi Mary, Thanks for your feedback. We've updated the language...

CapreeK
On: Before and After: An Incredible DIY Laundry Room Makeover (Post)

My favorite thing? I no longer need to be afraid...

Photo Comments

Icon_missing_thumb
Aiids says:
aweee.. so cute! I cant one of this for my...
» View Comment
Modgal_thumb
ModHomeEcTeacher says:
So, I reviewed you videocam recommendations and didn't see what...
» View Comment
Custom_chris_-faceweb_thumb
Chrisjob says:
Actually, a how-to for such a butcher block will be...
» View Comment

My Photos

Screen_shot_2014-03-14_at_11.59.19_am_thumb Al-meghan-bar-1_thumb Al-meghan-bar-2_thumb Al-meghan-bar-3_thumb Al-meghan-bar-1_thumb
View all my photos

Recent Blog Posts

Wanna Learn How to Be a Better, More Organized Blogger? Curbly is Teaching a Workshop!

By: Chrisjob Oct 01, 2013

Perhaps you've got your own design, craft, or lifestyle blog and would like to see it grow. Or maybe, you're interested in starting your own and you'd like to do things well from the get go. Or maybe, you really just love Curbly and would like to know a little more about how things work behind theContinue Reading

1521 views | Comments (2)

Before and After: A Worn, Dated Chair Gets a Bright and Colorful Makeover

By: Chrisjob Aug 22, 2013


My friend Britany has a hard time getting rid of things. She's not a hoarder by any means, and her home is actually quite clean and clutter-free. But it is full of beat up, hand-me-down pieces of furniture that she got in college. (And, though I wasn't there, likely weren't all that attractive when they were new). Case in point? This chair, in all its early 90s green-and-cranberry… Continue Reading

4721 views | Comments (1)
View my blog

Profile Comments

Add Your Comment!


To help stop SPAM, please follow the directions in the graphic below:


How did you hang the art work?  The white panels.

I bought an eames look alike chair but it squeaks. any idea how to stop the creaking?

Hi Chris, I was trying to find the complete instructions for the origami shamrock you folded from a dollar bill. Would you be able to share them with me. Thanks, Ruthie

Thanks for the add--Looking forward to joining the columbus DIY enthusiasts :)

I was trying to find your complete set of instructions for the shamrock origami... would you be able to share those again?

thanks!

I would be happy to do a tutorial on them.  I know what you mean, I'm not a quilter but I love that ruler.

Shelly

Hey Chris. Where is your Skreened.com post?

Thanks for adding me as a friend!;P

Buying a sewing machine at a sewing machine shop isn't quite as stressful as buying a car! However, there is a lot to choose from, which can be intimidating. But you seem to have a price in mind, so that should help. Having 'extra' feet is a great perk. That's one thing with Berninas, they have TONS of specialty feet, which can add up--but they're really cool! (Mine came with maybe 4 or 5, if I remember correctly.) A walking foot is good for bulky stuff. Machine quilters, especially, like them. Are you going to quilt? If not, I wouldn't pay extra for something like that right away; they're pretty expensive. Oh, that's another thing. I'd hold off buying any extras right away. They may sound good, but you might not need them. It's best to play with it and see what you need. Feed dogs are those grippy deals that draw your fabric through as you sew. They're under your presser foot. Too bad about the uppity Bernina people. If you do go in to browse/shop and they give you attitude, just ask them if they're condescending and rude to all their customers or if it's just you--that should straighten them out!!

The Janome looks interesting to me too. I like that it says it has speed control, which sounds like variable speed. The pressure foot adjustment sounds great—I think mine is suppose to be automatic, but I’m not sure. And it has a DC motor, which is very good. Is there a Janome dealer near you? If so, I’d absolutely go in and take it for a test drive. Also, I’d even bring samples of typical fabric (especially heavier stuff and lighter stuff) that you think you’ll be sewing. I will warn you, however, this is what probably got me to buy the more expensive Bernina–testing them all out. It’s like shopping for a car. They start you at the Toyota and then move up to the Volvo. You’ll probably want the Volvo. Oh, and speaking of Volvo’s, where is Janome made? Although nationality shouldn’t matter, as you know, it often does. Berninas are made in Switzerland, and that European engineering is apparent.

» All comments
» Comments RSS