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How to Reupholster a Chair - Step by Step

How to Reupholster a Chair - Step by Step
Step 1: Gather materials and prep the seat board If you have upholstered chair seats that are stained, worn out or just plain ugly, there's no need to call a pro. You can do a first-class upholstery job yourself, even if you have zero experience. Don't worry about making mistakes; you can correct them by prying out staples and starting over. If the chair is fairly new, you can simply cover the existing fabric with new material. Turn the chair upside down and remove the screws that fasten the seat to the chair frame. Step 2: Reupholster the seat 1 of 4 Photo 1: Cut the foam, batting and fabric Cut the foam about 1/2 in. larger than the wood seat. 2 of 4 Photo 2: Staple the fabric Staple the fabric at the middle of each side and work toward the corners, stretching the fabric as you go. 3 of 4 Photo 3: Gather curved corners Create gathers in the fabric to form a smooth curve around curved corners. 4 of 4 Photo 4: Fold square corners Fold fabric around square corners. Back to Top Related:  House & HomeFurniture

How to Clean Oven Glass - it seriously is that easy So here is what my oven glass looked like when we moved in. And here is what it looks like now Want to clean your oven? Ingredients: Water Baking Soda Add about a 1/4 cup of baking soda in a dish and mix just enough water to make a thick paste. Spread your mixture all over your glass (and the door if it needs it too. Wait 15-20 minutes (or if it is really, really bad like mine you can wait 30 minutes. After 15, 20, or 30 minutes wipe off. And Voila... For even more amazing life hacks check out the Tips & Tricks tab located at the top of the page. If you enjoyed this post, share it on pinterest! You may also be interested in... Stay up-to-date on any new tips, tutorial, recipes, family fun, and much more by joining DIY Home Sweet Home's social networks. Stay up-to-date on any new tips, tutorial, recipes, family fun, and much more by joining DIY Home Sweet Home's social networks.

Dressier Dresser You guys didn’t think that we used an entire gallon of paint on our new bed, did you? Oh no. We are much too thrifty to let perfectly good paint go to waste. That is why hours after we finished our new farmhouse bed, I frantically walked the rooms of our house looking for something else to ‘brush up’. Then a couple days went by. I remembered the piece that my girl Holly redid that I posted about long ago in an ironic how-to about Goodwill shopping tactics. Looks pretty close to me! But every ugly sister can get a makeover and then turn into the gal that Prince Charming wants to marry forever and ever. Here is how we did it. First, I assessed the situation. It had quite a bit of damage on the sides to the veneer and especially at the bottom. After my assessment, I took off all the hardware. Then I decided to sand the entire thing lightly. I could tell some of them were leftover stickers. Sand sand sand sand sand. Just spray spray spray. Then it came to cleaning it up. Time for priming!

Tip #16: Toast to This! Over the years my stainless steel toaster has built up a sticky skin that I couldn’t get rid of…until today!! I even tried Goo Gone and that didn’t work. You’re not going to believe what did the trick! It’s so smooth and clean now! I just want to rub it each time I walk past. Haha! I was even more surprised that the top came as clean as it did. All it took was a little Cream of Tartar mixed with a few drops of water, coupled with some scrubbing! After several people commented about using Bar Keepers Friend to clean and shine stainless steel, I tried it out! You might also like: How to Clean Big Stainless Steel Appliances How to Clean Your Shower Head Steam Clean Your Microwave Get Greasy Splatters off Appliances

Top 60 Furniture Makeover DIY Projects and Negotiation Secrets cookie barclose This website makes use of cookies to enhance browsing experience and provide additional functionality. None of this data can or will be used to identify or contact you. This website makes use of third party cookies, see the details in the privacy policy. This website makes use of tracking cookies, see the details in the privacy policy. By clicking Allow cookies you give your permission to this website to store small bits of data as on your device. By clicking Disallow cookies, or by scrolling the page, you deny your consent to store any cookies and localStorage data for this website, eventually deleting already stored cookies (some parts of the site may stop working properly). To learn more about cookies and localStorage, visit Information Commissioner's Office. To disable all cookies through the browser, click on the corresponding icon and follow the instructions:

Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless | * View Along the Way * There’s a common problem in interior design that no one talks about. It’s all very hush-hush, you see. It’s the problem of the lamp cord. (Yeah, I said it.) Everyone always wants to pretend like it’s not an issue. Designed by Armonia Decors Like their lamps don’t even come with cords. But let’s talk reality. You get to face the door of the room from where you sit at your desk, which easily earns you an A-plus from the feng shui overlords. But there’s one problem. And that lamp is going to come with a pesky cord which is a trip hazard and most importantly – of course – an eyesore. But if you’re not willing to compromise the room layout you want (and you want to appease the feng shui geeks), you can have your lamp and light it too… without the cord. This is how we took our sad little rescue lamp, the $1 yard sale find that we fixed up in this post: …and hacked it up to remove the cord so it can sit on the desk we have centered in the middle of our office… without that pesky golden cord. 1.

DIY Pallet Ottoman Tutorial - Katie's Crochet Goodies I made this awesome wood pallet ottoman for my living room. I was inspired by one of my good friends Jill Meyer to make it. She is so crafty and I loved the way it looked in her home so I gave it a go. The edges are super rounded and BABY PROOF!! Materials: 2 wood palletsFoam – I used a Queen size memory foam mattress topper (could use craft foam)Cardboard scraps4 LOCKING rolling wheels (or legs) Batting – mine was pre-cut to queen sizeHome decor weight fabric (I got 4 yards but make sure you measure)Optional: Scrap piece of fabric for bottom Tools: Staple gun & staplesSewing Machine DrillTape measureUtility knife Drill pallets together Place pallets in the center of the foam Place a scrap piece of cardboard and staple the corners A LOT Note: make sure you use a barrier between the foam & staple or the staple will tear through the foam Staple the sides down Use cardboard barrier & staple technique as explained in step 1 Note: I had some extra pieces of foam I cut off at this point t

Tips and Tricks Ive been working on this post for awhile now, as I find these neat tips and tricks I wanted to keep them all together and be able to share them with all of you lovelies! I have tried all of these, so I know they work. Just call me Martha Stewart- you know, sans the jail time. Some are from pinterest, some are from my grandma. If there is no picture, then I have no idea where I heard it- or I would cite it! 1. HOLY CRAP. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If youre into nails, you have to check the awesomness out that is her blog. 12. via 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. via 22. 23. Head on over to I {heart} Nap Time and see some awesome recipies, craft ideas and overall awesomeness. 24. via 25. 26. 27. 28. via 29. 30. via 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. via That's all for now, lovelies, if you have any tips and ticks please feel free to pass them on! Tips and Tricks Part 2 is up and running- check it out here!!

Flawless Matte Satin Paint Finish: Furniture Painting Basics This post has been a long time coming. I really haven’t had a great furniture piece to use as an example for this post/finish until recently. Over the years, it has really bothered me to hear from so many of you that you really want to try and paint an old piece of furniture but you’re just too nervous to give it a try. With so many painting techniques out there and thousands of different paint products to use, I know it’s confusing and intimidating for someone who has never painted furniture before. My goal today is to convince you sideliner’s to finally paint your first piece of furniture. The piece I’m sharing today as an example is a hutch and it’s a typical old piece of furniture that is perfect for transforming with paint. So this is what the piece looked like before we revamped it: We decided on a the color that we wanted (Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams) and Rita wanted a beautiful painted matte finish. So directly below are my step by step instructions. So let’s jump right in.