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Reloved Ottoman Part 2: Reupholstery

July 9, 2016

Hey! Hi! Welcome back!… in case you missed Part I of this two part DIY then check it out here to learn how to prepare new feet for your furniture and how to create that beachy weathered wood look.  Once the feet have been prepared for installation and finished its time to tackle the ottoman reupholstery… this is a pretty simple reupholstery project… there is no piping or tufting… and I suspected that the foam was in great shape meaning that it didn’t…

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DIY House & Decor Techniques

Shiplap Wall…

June 19, 2016

We… the Pickle and I, have an ever growing list of home improvement/nesting projects that we’re working our way through… to really make our house OUR home… We decided to start with the shiplap wall in our living room… it was one of the easiest of the projects on our list and a great place to get started. After a couple trips back and forth between Lowe’s and Home Depot we found the better quality sheeting at HD for a better…

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Diamond Tufted Back Chair Refinish Project…

May 16, 2016

As I do, I was having a little hunt on Kijiji one weekend morning and I came across this really beautiful old upholstered diamond tufted back chair… it was the shape that caught my eye… and that diamond button tufting!… oh my!… I sent the email… got the response that it was still available and with cash in hand I was in the truck on my way to pick this looker up… This was going to be a fun refinish…

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DIY Gifts House & Decor Littles

DIY With Your Littles…

May 9, 2016

When I was little I got to play with all of the tools and supplies while my mom created… I was creating along side her with her guidance… she was always making something…  ceramics, tole painting, decorative faux finishes on the walls of our house, beeswax candles, she made every christmas ornament you can think of… She was given power tools for special occasions… Mother’s Day!? Here’s a palm sander!… Birthday!? Here’s a scroll saw… I owe my creativity to…

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DIY Gifts House & Decor Techniques

A Little Motivation… a little painted sign

April 10, 2016

Need a little motivation for you home office?… or just some new decor for around the house?… well I’ve got a little DIY for YOU!… a little painted sign! This darling little painted sign doesn’t take much material… If you have any boards around then just cut a piece off as long as the board is wide to make your square sign board… I had a 9″ wide plank in the basement so out came the saw and CHOP!… I cut a…

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