Upholstering a Bench for Beginners

I was nervous to upholster a seat the first time around, but it is one of the easiest ways to change a piece of furniture! You just wrap the fabric and staple it. The trickiest part is to not pull the fabric too tightly, and to get the corners neatly wrapped. The seat of the […]

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Stair Project: Carpet to Hardwood

This project has been on our (my) list for a while, and I am SO EXCITED to have it completed. We made the decision to remove the carpet on our stairs, and went back with a retro-fit wood tread and painted risers. That was one of the decisions I made early on. I didn’t want […]

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Painting Nightstands the Easy Way

I like to do things the right way, but if that can also be easy it’s even better! I have painted these nightstands before (in 2015 I think) which made this a simple process, but the technique can still be used for a first time paint project. It might take a couple additional coats of […]

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New Chandelier on a Budget

I’ve been trying to shift our dining room from an “old world” style to more of a classic style. The chandelier we have is not very old, and I like the size and general look of it. Not ready to get a completely new fixture! I started looking closely at features of other chandeliers that […]

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Light Fixture Upgrade with Rub’n Buff

If you haven’t heard of Rub’n Buff, it’s a great little tool to keep in your DIY kit. I have used it to transform little metal pots, a lamp finial, picture frames, and now our kitchen light fixture! The process is easy – you just need a rag and a small brush. I used a […]

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