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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…

Tutorial Time! Making Hidden-Tab Style Curtains and Working With Vintage Fabric – Part 2

Tutorial Time!  Making Hidden-Tab Style Curtains and Working With Vintage Fabric – Part 2

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by Andrea Last week, we covered some things to look for when purchasing your fabric for your curtains and measuring and cutting out.  Now it’s time to get sewing! First things first, we’re going to take the panel that we cut in half lengthwise and sew it to the other…

Tutorial Time! Making Hidden Tab Curtains – Plus Some Tips For Working With Vintage Fabric!

Tutorial Time!  Making Hidden Tab Curtains – Plus Some Tips For Working With Vintage Fabric!

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By Andrea Regular readers may remember my post late last year – asking for your opinions on what type of curtains I should make out of my vintage barkcloth for my living room. After careful consideration, I decided to go with the hidden tab-style curtain.  A lot of people expressed…

Refinishing and Restoring A Vintage 1940s Heywood Wakefield Extension Dining Room Table

Refinishing and Restoring A Vintage 1940s Heywood Wakefield Extension Dining Room Table

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By Sara In AZ Sooooooo, last week I showed everyone the Heywood Wakefield dining room table that I picked up at the thrift store for $15………… …………..Mom knew it would fit in perfectly in her time capsule condo kitchen. She already had a kitchen table, but it kind of overwhelmed…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

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By Andrea So, last Wednesday I covered the removal of the old pop top tent, and sewing of the new one. In this post, I am going to cover the install. First off – my helpful tip. Make sure when you are getting ready to attach your tent, put it…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 1)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 1)

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By Andrea This post should almost be subtitled “Sometimes I Impress Myself With My Own Skills”, but really this was way easier to do than I expected. The tent on our Westi had definitely seen better days. It had been patched numerous times before, one window had been removed, and…

Retro Hair! Super Easy Faux Rolls

Retro Hair!  Super Easy Faux Rolls

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by Andrea Hey there – I have once again enlisted my daughter Kat’s help to bring you a hair tutorial. This one gives a look similar to victory rolls, without having to actually master victory rolls (which can be tricky!)  I hope you enjoy, and will give it a try,…

Wondering Wednesdays – Pinterest Wood Repair Edition

Wondering Wednesdays – Pinterest Wood Repair Edition

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By Andrea Today’s post is not strictly mid-century, but I think it’s definitely of interest to those of us who have wood mid-century furniture! I am a pretty avid Pinner, and I know our lovely blog hostess Ruth is also a pretty avid Pinner, too. There’s been quite a few…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Beanbag Animal Sew-A-Long Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Beanbag Animal Sew-A-Long Edition

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by Betty Crafter I decided it’s high time for another “Craft Along with Betty” segment! This time I’m making something out of 1972′s Better Homes and Gardens Gifts To Make Yourself. I’m itching to make one of these felt beanbag animals. I had a hard time deciding between the purple…

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