Upholstery Basics: Choosing Your Fabric

Choosing the right fabric for your upholstery project depends on two things: the amount of fabric and its weight. The Three Basic Steps to Upholstery 1.   Find out how much fabric you will need.  If you Google “upholstery chart” you will find many guides to determine how much fabric you need for your particular project.  I always buy more than I need especially if it has a pattern that I want to match up. 2. Strip furniture noting the order[Read more]

Upholstery Basics Series to Brighten Your home This Spring!

Upholstery can add color to any room and breathe new life into old furniture.  Upholstery is a much less expensive option than buying new furniture.  Beyond that, the sky is the limit as far as patterns and materials so you always end up with a custom look! I, like many, was intimidated by the upholstery process but this winter decided to delve into it headlong! Although it does take some time none of the steps in upholstery are particularly complicated.  If[Read more]

Decking Out Your Deck: DIY Hanging Planter Tutorial

It seemed impossible to garden when we moved into our north-facing, second-story apartment.  Fortunately, I was able to find a spot on our deck that got some sunshine in the afternoon.  My next challenge was how to keep my 16 month old from digging in the dirt and pulling up all the plants?!  My solution: create a hanging herb garden and get the pots up high.  I had seen some hanging tomato bags at the garden store but I just[Read more]