Beth's Antique Settee Makeover

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Beth's Antique Settee Makeover

This is the fourth project Beth did in my class, but if you looked at the first one, it's equally as well done. Beth arrived at class with this antique settee that had belonged to her great-grandmother. She tore it down to the bare bones, rewebbed, hand sewed the springs on the new webbing and performed the tedious 8 way spring tying. This is living proof that with understandable instructions and the right piece of furniture, you don't have to be a professional to reupholster like a pro. 

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Antiques Roadshow 's 5 Most Valuable Finds

by DIY Maven

Antiques Roadshow 's 5 Most Valuable Finds

My favorite episodes of the Antiques Roadshow are the ones where somebody brings in something they bought at a rummage sale or found in the attic of a house they just moved into and discovers it's worth a million damn dollars. My other favorite episodes include people who bring in something they THINK is worth a fortune and find out it isn't. Oh, the looks on their faces! It's priceless. (Anybody remember the episode

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Island Girl Salvage: Rescuing Architecture from the Wrecking Ball

by Bruno Bornsztein

The girls from Island Girl Salvage
It's 2003; you just got laid off from your job at a telco (not the first time, either), and things are looking prety bleak. What do you do? Well, if you're like Liz and Tab at Island Girl Salvage in Elk Grove, Illinois, you start prying down all the  barn-doors, windows, and mantels you can find!

The Island Girls got their start by scouring salvage yards and antique store for original accents and details for Tab's own 126 Cotswold cottage...

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