Vintage Sewing Pattern Art

I’ve been needing some artwork in my craft room for awhile, but I didn’t want to put something up there just to fill the space.  It needed to be something that was both meaningful and worked in the space.  I’m a lover of nostalgia.  I also wanted something that was craft room appropriate.  I’ve had [...]

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Re-Upholstery 101: An Antique Rocker

This was my first real attempt at an upholstery project.  You may remember recently I made a slipcover for an ottoman.  I’m trying to broaden my upholstery horizons in baby steps.  Since I knew this project would not require any stitching or massive math skills I thought I’d give it a try. This is what [...]

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The Little Red Cart That Could

Continuing on with the details of the apartment, today’s installment is about one of my favorite pieces.  Our initial plan for this little red cart was for it to be a kitchen island.  Well…since that plan wasn’t meant to be, the second life for this little cutie is a tea cart/ occasional table.     [...]

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Coffee Table Make-over

We’ve had this coffee table for years.  In fact, you may remember it from the tour of the family room in our old house.  This little table has had MANY incarnations.  It started life for us as a Craigslist find.  It’s a well made, solid wood, Lane table.  When we got it the legs were [...]

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Bedroom Furniture

aka. the hard stuff, case goods, or the cabinet goods.  What do you call this kind of furniture?         I scored a total deal on these 1980′s goodies from Craigslist.  The entire bedroom: a tall chest, a long dresser, a nightstand, a headboard, and a mirror for $150.  In it’s original state [...]

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