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Wednesday Finds!

Wednesday Finds!

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By Andrea   I had another super successful weekend of garage sale-ing this past weekend, and I’ve got some awesome finds to share!   OK, to be fair, this isn’t really my find, it’s Ella’s.  But how cute is this set of vintage Tuppertoys (which happen to match my vintage…

Product Review–Howard Restor-A-Finish

Product Review–Howard Restor-A-Finish

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by Andrea I am sure many of you out there have heard of Howard Restor-A-Finish before, but for those who haven’t, my post today will show you why I like this product so much!   I recently picked up this solid wood sideboard at a thrift – I’ve been on…

Lampshade Rehab – A Quick and Easy How To

Lampshade Rehab – A Quick and Easy How To

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By Andrea So, I was pretty pleased to come across this sweet mid-century lamp at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago.   When I snatched it up, I was originally intending to clean up the shade.  However, upon closer inspection, I discovered that there was a crack in…

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…

Wondering Wednesdays – Landscaping Edition

Wondering Wednesdays – Landscaping Edition

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by Andrea After receiving a request for landscaping help from reader Noah, we here at No Pattern Required realized that none of us are gardening experts.  So, we would like to turn this over to you, readers, for some landscaping help! First up, reader Noah’s home:   Noah is in…

Nothing Beats Stumbling Upon The Perfect Vintage Find!

Nothing Beats Stumbling Upon The Perfect Vintage Find!

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by Andrea When we bought our house in 2007, we did most of the interior painting before we moved in.  However, due to my indecisiveness, the entryways were left unpainted as I couldn’t decide on the right colour.  Left unpainted for nearly 7 years.  (Did I mention I am horribly…

Wednesday Finds!

Wednesday Finds!

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by Andrea It was a long weekend this past weekend up here in Alberta – which can be really hit or miss for garage sales.  So I was really unsure how I would do garage saleing.  Boy was I surprised – I did awesome!   I thought this Scrabble Crossword…

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