There’s tons of money to be saved when you learn how to reupholster a dining chair! And dining chairs are a perfect place to start when it comes to reupholstery. Anyone can tackle a dining chair with success; it’s as simple as stapling fabric around a piece of wood. Continue reading
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Easy Felt Appliqué – Mondrian Heart Stool Cover
Today we have an easy felt craft in the form of a felt appliqué. I love exploring different ways to use stencils with felt and this proves that you don’t have to just use paint as your stencil medium. This would be a cute idea for Valentines day – or any time of year!
The best thing? This totally transforms the stool without doing a thing to the stool itself!
How to Chalk Paint Vinyl
After showing how to paint with chalk paint in a previous post, I wondered about how to chalk paint vinyl too! Turns out it’s pretty easy!
Every October is breast cancer awareness month. So we painted this stool in a gorgeous peony pink chalk paint to participate in a campaign for breast cancer research. Continue reading
Wooden Chair Repair – Milk Painted Harp Back
Hubs purchased this harp back chair for me on a whim when he was picking up a sewing machine for his new vintage sewing machine repair hobby. I don’t think he realized that we were in for another wooden chair repair. Undoubtedly, he was too awestruck by the ugliness of the fabric to notice! But I would’ve bought it too! It has beautiful lines and that harp detail! Continue reading
Painted Rocking Chair – With Grain Sack Stencil
When we found this painted rocking chair, it happened to be on a day with hit the jackpot of curb side chairs. Continue reading
Office Chair DIY – Reupholster a Bentwood Swivel
This Office Chair DIY seemed to find me. Since I have plenty of leftover fabrics from other projects, that’s not a bad thing. I love to reupholster! Even so, for this project I’m taking a bit of a shortcut.
Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway last month. Congratulations goes out to J. Kynerd. She is the winner of a Cutting Edge Stencil. I enjoyed bringing you our first giveaway and hope to have another one for you down the road!
Adirondack Chair Head Pillow – DIY Neck Pillow!
Aside from spending more time with Hubs, this Adirondack chair head pillow is probably the best thing to come out of the stay at home order this year. Hubs hasn’t worked since March so I want him to take advantage of the opportunity to take it easy for change. If anyone deserves some rest and relaxation it’s him. But I bet you do too and I’ll show you how! Continue reading
Oak Swivel Chair Makeover
An oak swivel chair has always been on my wishlist. I admired the solid construction of vintage chairs because they don’t build ’em like they used to! Every time we go to an antique market, I’d always point them out to Hubs. He knew I wanted one, so I was pleasantly surprised when Hubs showed up one day with one in-hand! Continue reading
Teak Chairs: the DIY Makeunder
We thought these teak chairs were beautiful as they were so instead of a chair makeover, we gave them a ‘makeunder’! Continue reading
How to Paint Vinyl – Vintage Steno Chair
Have you ever wondered how to paint vinyl? A few years ago, we were at an outdoor antique market in Aberfoyle, Ontario looking at these funky metal lamps wondering if we could find space for them. As the story goes, they were originally from a psychiatric hospital. What we loved about them were the curvy lines and retro look. Continue reading
Muskoka Chair Challenge at Ontario Science Centre
Who doesn’t love a good throw down? Several year ago we had the opportunity to take part in the Ontario Science Centre (OSC) Muskoka chair challenge (or Adirondack chair as our neighbours to the south call it)! The objective: to create a unique Muskoka chair that would appeal to OSC visitors during the summer months. Continue reading
Reupholster an Office Chair
Happy New Year everyone! For my first post of 2017 I have a tutorial to show you how to reupholster an office chair. You may have seen the embarrassing state of my office (one hour project organizing the office). My office chair was no better shape. When the tear in the seat looked like it was trying to run right out of the office, I knew it was time for a makeover. I relocated it to my craft studio to give it the Cinderella treatment. Continue reading
Take a Seat: Vintage Drafting Chair Transformation
Today we’re showing you how to ‘take a seat’ to transform a vintage metal stool. A few months ago we were cleaning up the garage and found a bunch of things we had forgotten about (out of sight, out of mind!). Continue reading