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Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 4 – Finishing Your Chair Up

Chair Upholstery: A How To!  Part 4 – Finishing Your Chair Up

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By Andrea So exciting!  I finally get to reveal my finished chair for you this week!  If you’ve missed parts one, two or three,  you can find them at their respective links. Here is my lovely dog, Diablo – with a previw of the finished chair!  Read on to see…

Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 3: A Little Bit of Sewing and a Lot More Stapling

Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 3: A Little Bit of Sewing and a Lot More Stapling

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By Andrea If you’re following along with parts one and two of our tutorial, you’ll know we’ve got the pieces cut out and ready to go.  So, let’s get started!  First  things first, we’re going to get the sewing done.  There’s not a lot of sewing to do, but there…

Chair Upholstery: A How-To! Part 2: Cutting Your Fabric

Chair Upholstery: A How-To!  Part 2: Cutting Your Fabric

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by Andrea Last week, we covered the removal of the old upholstery from your chair, which we’re going to use for pattern pieces.  You’re probably now left with a pile of pieces that look something like this:   Never fear, we’re going to sort these out and get our new…

Chair Upholstery – A How-To! Part 1: Getting Started

Chair Upholstery – A How-To!  Part 1: Getting Started

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By Andrea I am pleased to report that my cast is off and that means I can finally bring you the chair upholstery tute that I have been promising for half of forever!  Let’s get started!     As seen last week, when I did my chair leg rehab mini-tute,  this…

It’s All In The Legs! A Quick and Easy Furniture Leg Rehab

It’s All In The Legs!  A Quick and Easy Furniture Leg Rehab

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by Andrea Dear Readers, I finally get my cast off next week!  Which means I can finally start bringing you my long ago promised chair reupholstery tutorial!  In anticipation of this, I thought I would do some rehab work to the chair legs to get them ready.     This…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Upholstery Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Upholstery Edition

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by Andrea Even though I cannot bring you an upholstery tutorial quite yet, I still have upholstery on the brain this week.  Here’s some finds from eBay and Etsy! First up, this Vintage Upholstery Fabric – Geometric – Gold   Love the combo of the geometric design, but with earth…

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

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by Andrea This week, I’ve got a couple of little projects we did around the home, and a sneak peek at an upcoming tutorial! First up – my fridge.  When we bought this house nearly 7 years ago, we knew one of the areas that was going to need the…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Interior Reveal!

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Interior Reveal!

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By Andrea We’ve finally got the interior put back in the Westi, and it looks awesome! I’ve got a whole bunch of pictures to share with you all. For my previous posts on the work that we’ve done, please check them out here! Here’s a general view of the back…

Betty Plays Fast And Loose With A Vintage Find

Betty Plays Fast And Loose With A Vintage Find

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by Betty Crafter If you’re like me, sometimes it can be really hard to decide to make a change to a vintage item. I mean, it survived 50+ years, and now you want to potentially ruin it? Because of this, I usually leave things in their original condition unless they’re…

Mid-Century Up an Ikea Chair – A Mini Tute

Mid-Century Up an Ikea Chair – A Mini Tute

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By Andrea I know there are some mid-century purists out there who are not fans of Ikea furniture, however I am not one of them. I think with a little creativity, you can make all kinds of furniture work in your mid-century home. This is Ella’s chair. It’s the child’s…

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