Thursday, July 9, 2009

You Can Make "Real" Oilcloth

The post I did over the weekend for Curbly sheds some light on what real oilcloth might be. After you read all the comments, you can decide if you'd like to try the old fashioned way or just stick with what is being sold as oilcloth, but is really laminated fabric. All I can say is that there's a reason people stopped making their own oilcloth with linseed oil and moved on to a modern laminated cotton duck, canvas or linen.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

DIY "Hot Fun In the SummerTime" Upholstery Classes

Yikes! This tattered twosome are in need of a makeover...bad! We've got some upholstery classes that will take these sisters out of the garage and into the parlor.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Make a No Sew Fold and Glue Garden Bench Cushion

Check out this easy as pie, no sew, fold and glue (seriously) garden bench full tutorial with lots of photos that I posted over on Curbly. It only takes about 45 minutes to have your garden all adorned and looking Anthropologie-esque.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Set Up an Air Compressor for Your Staple Gun

If you DIY, you have to try an air compressor with pnuematic tools. Don't be afraid of an air compressor. They come in all sizes and make your life so much easier. Check out this post on Curbly to learn exactly how to outfit a compressor for a staple gun. You'll be reupholstering your sofa by noon!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Monday Night Upholstery

This worn out pink vinyl chair was screaming for a re-do. Luckily, one of my Monday Night Upholstery gals knew just how she wanted it.

See how she turned it into a sleek, modern, neutral gem at my other hangout , Curbly.