I have a bit of a reputation for getting things done quickly.  I can crank out furniture and whip through slipcovers.  But, I will fully admit that I am slow when it comes to putting out a look book.  It took over a year to get the first one out and about a year and a half to get out the second one!  A part of the problem is that I can set my own deadline, so I just don’t set a deadline and allow the project to “come together organically”, which means it takes forever. So, after many…

I have a bit of a reputation for getting things done quickly. I can crank out furniture and whip through slipcovers. But, I will fully admit that I am slow when it comes to putting out a look book. It took over a year to get the first one out and about a year and a half to get out the second one! A part of the problem is that I can set my own deadline, so I just don’t set a deadline and allow the project to “come together organically”, which means it takes forever. So, after many…

…because you know you wanted to do that at some point in time, right?  Top Google search -“How do I upholster a broken cane-backed chair?”  Well, here is your answer! So, the chair itself isn’t broken, but the cane back is.  It’s actually missing entirely, but that qualifies as broken in my book. I bought this chair quite a while ago ... Read More

upholstering a broken cane-backed chair

…because you know you wanted to do that at some point in time, right? Top Google search -“How do I upholster a broken cane-backed chair?” Well, here is your answer! So, the chair itself isn’t broken, but the cane back is. It’s actually missing entirely, but that qualifies as broken in my book. I bought this chair quite a while ago ... Read More

A little over a year ago I made a six part video tutorial series on making slipcovers.  I used a wing chair as an example, but you can take these skills and make a slipcover for any piece of furniture.  I’ve received so many wonderful e-mails and comments from people with all level of sewing ability who used this series to ... Read More

How to Make Slipcovers - a Six Part Video Series

A little over a year ago I made a six part video tutorial series on making slipcovers. I used a wing chair as an example, but you can take these skills and make a slipcover for any piece of furniture. I’ve received so many wonderful e-mails and comments from people with all level of sewing ability who used this series to ... Read More

I’m often asked for my opinion on painted upholstery, which I usually field as they come, but I decided I would finally share my opinion in a post. Before I share my opinion on the subject, let me say that I get it.  As an unabashed paint enthusiast, I get it.  You have an old sofa or chair that’s in good shape, but the fabric is ugly or totally the wrong color or has seen better days.  You have no interest in sewing a slipcover or delving into the world of upholstery.  And you just can’t…

I’m often asked for my opinion on painted upholstery, which I usually field as they come, but I decided I would finally share my opinion in a post. Before I share my opinion on the subject, let me say that I get it. As an unabashed paint enthusiast, I get it. You have an old sofa or chair that’s in good shape, but the fabric is ugly or totally the wrong color or has seen better days. You have no interest in sewing a slipcover or delving into the world of upholstery. And you just can’t…

Good evening all of my furniture-loving friends.  I finally had my act together today and was able to look through the entries from last week.  Instead of picking three favorites, as I usually do, I just picked one.  That wasn’t out of laziness or for lack of time, but because this space blew me away.  All of the custom touches and ... Read More

Furniture Feature Friday - Favorite & a Link Party

Good evening all of my furniture-loving friends. I finally had my act together today and was able to look through the entries from last week. Instead of picking three favorites, as I usually do, I just picked one. That wasn’t out of laziness or for lack of time, but because this space blew me away. All of the custom touches and ... Read More

There has been a lot of activity at the studio and things have been pretty quiet at my house.  I did rearrange the family room a few weeks ago, but otherwise, my house is just my house, which is a big change from how it was a couple of years ago. If I was at this stage of getting ready for Lucketts, I would have things piled up in my dining room, pieces in every corner of my basement and I would be hauling furniture up to my family room for quick photo shoots before I rearranged the…

There has been a lot of activity at the studio and things have been pretty quiet at my house. I did rearrange the family room a few weeks ago, but otherwise, my house is just my house, which is a big change from how it was a couple of years ago. If I was at this stage of getting ready for Lucketts, I would have things piled up in my dining room, pieces in every corner of my basement and I would be hauling furniture up to my family room for quick photo shoots before I rearranged the…

French Chair Reveal, Glaze Mix, & Simple Upholstery... How to reupholster my dining chairs.

French Chair Reveal, Glaze Mix, & Simple Upholstery... How to reupholster my dining chairs.

Do you remember this settee I showed a few weeks ago? Well, it’s all stripped down to the bones now. I tell you what, I have never seen a sofa give up so much change.  We got at least a dollar out of this one when the final count was over. So, now that this one is stripped, I am ... Read More

settee makeover

Do you remember this settee I showed a few weeks ago? Well, it’s all stripped down to the bones now. I tell you what, I have never seen a sofa give up so much change. We got at least a dollar out of this one when the final count was over. So, now that this one is stripped, I am ... Read More

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