Archive for August, 2015

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no sew blanket

3 Easy No-Sew Blankets

Blankets are great for their versatility in home décor. You can throw them over any piece of furniture for an extra dash of color and style, yet they are highly practical when the cold months come alone. Making your blanket out of your own fabric also has endless possibilities for customization.

upholstered couch

Reupholstery help for the beginner

Reupholstery can breathe new life into an old, well-loved piece of furniture at a fraction of the cost of buying brand new. It’s also the best way to completely personalize your furniture and select the fabrics that work in your home. You can choose the exact colors and textures for your design, and find coordinating fabrics that work perfectly together. It doesn’t have to be challenging or expensive, either.

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curtain fabric

2 Easy No-Sew Curtains

Nothing adds to the style of a room like a fresh pair of curtains. But sometimes the premade curtains don’t have the exact pattern or look you’re going for. That’s when it’s time to make your own custom curtains out of some fabric.

Covered bar stools

Making Over a Bar Stool

It’s summer, and that means there is probably a garage sale in your neighborhood every single weekend. If you’ve been looking to spruce up your bar area, why not avoid the hefty expense of brand new chairs and fix one up exactly to your own tastes?

canopy bed fabric

No-Sew Canopy Beds

Canopy beds can give any room a sense of elegance and cozy comfort. But sometimes not everyone is in a position to run out and purchase a four-poster bed. Luckily, there are several easy DIY workarounds for getting the comfy, classic look of a canopy.

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A Fun, Summertime Color Board

Color boards are a great way to pull the design of a room together. For those who have never used them before, color boards are simply an array of design elements arranged on a flat surface. They’re perfect for visualizing and coordinating a room’s design. Get inspired with this summertime themed board.

custom suede multi color chair

Sewing with Suede: Tips and Tricks

Buttery-soft suede is a popular fall fashion fabric, but it’s also perfect year-round for furniture. Kovi suede comes in colors and patterns that would work in any room, so it’s a great choice for your next weekend sewing project.

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reclaimed wood headboard

Simple and Inexpensive Headboard Hacks

If you’re looking to update your bedroom decor without spending a fortune or months on DIY work, try creating a new headboard. This one small project can instantly change the bedroom aesthetic and create a stylish, relaxing space that is sure to lull you into a dreamy sleep. Check out these simple, unique headboard hacks that won’t break the bank.

sofa slipcover

Sofa Slipcover: A Quick Tutorial

If you’ve got an ugly old sofa you’re dying to get rid of, don’t be too quick. A sofa slipcover can make your couch look brand new for a fraction of the cost of going out and shopping for a new one. Slipcovers themselves can be pricey, so making your own with the exact fabric you want can cut down majorly on expense.

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DIY arm chair slipcover

DIY Armchair Slipcover

A bold armchair in a striking color or design can up the ante on any room. However, luxurious armchairs can come with a price tag to match. If you’re familiar with sewing machines, you can still get the chair you want. You can create a custom armchair slipcover that suits your style, family and budget.