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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

More inspiration for a sewing room « Handmade with joy Posted by Lova on February 29, 2008 I finally made time to take pictures of my beloved sewing studio but the weather was tipically english (grey and rainy!) so my pictures were not good. So I’ll start again with the pictures as soon the weather is sunnier. PS: in case you are wondering why I haven’t blogged much lately, it’s because I’m super busy at the moment, finishing an end of year accounts (one of my volunteering jobs for a charity) and preparing a counselling workshop that I’m going to teach in a few weeks time. Like this: Like Loading... Mirror Frame Tutorial Just like I promised here is the tutorial on how to make a custom looking frame around your bigger then life mirror your builder put up in the bathroom. Are you ready for probably a more detailed tutorial then you ever thought you would need and more pictures then you care to see? Well here goes. Now we are not any means. After you have measured your mirror to know how much trim you will needo to home depot or lowes or where ever your little heart desires to get your trim. Pick out the trim that you think would make the best frame for you. Mom wanted a fairly thick frame since it is such a big mirror so the mirror wouldn't swallow the frame. So she picked out two trims to pair together. You can piece together a bunch of different trims to your liking. There really is an endless amount of combinations you could make. The pieces come in 16 feet long pieces (at least at Home Depot they do). Be a little generous with yourself on the length in case make a boo boo. And the after!

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!

Upholstered Headboard Tutorial | Sawdust and Embryos Things move a little slower around these parts, with newborn twins and the corresponding 16 diaper changes a day… but I’ve finally finished the upholstered headboard! I know you’re thrilled! Well this headboard was a no-brainer… we had leftover damask fabric (from the nursery curtains) that I’m totally in love with. The following tutorial is for a queen size upholstered headboard. Twin–39 inchesFull–54 inchesQueen–60 inches King–76 inches California King–72 inches If you don’t have a table saw, start with having your local lumber yard cut 18 squares (10×10) of 1/4″ wood. I started by cutting my fabric in 13″ squares, 18 in all. Then I lined up the 10″ board on my fabric so that the design was perfectly centered. Using a staple gun, I folded the bottom edge over the wood and stapled (every 2-3 inches) at a slight angle so that the pokey edges of the staple didn’t come through the other side. I cornered off the top the same way I did the bottom. Then place all 18 squares onto the board.

mixing patterns : tips + tricks for fabric A sweet reader named Amanda sent me an email the other day. It went a little something like this: I loved your last post on fabric sources and tips for shopping for them. Have you written a post on actually combining fabrics? This is where I am usually stumped. So I started thinking about it all, and while there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to decorating your own home, there are a few little personal tricks I like to follow every now and again, and I thought I’d share them with you guys today! First things first: Just in case we haven’t formally established this: I’m a big believer in learning how to sew. 1. I have a little bit of a method to my madness when I apply three play-it-smart concepts to my fabric selection process: b. 2. Organic vs geometric: Simple vs complex: Light vs dark: The possibilities go on and on…and it’s all up to how you choose to pair them together. kind of like a fun, subconscious puzzle. 3. 4. 5. fabric letters, Think beyond the typical, and have fun!

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

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