It seems like in the 90’s, no house was complete without a display cabinet filled with tchotchkes. My house had a few. In fact, my dad gave me a small display cabinet when I got married. Display cabinets have since gone out of style, but when I saw one in a thrift store, I had
At the last moment in my sunroom, I decided that a daybed would make the room complete. Can you imagine curling up with a book in a sun filled room on a lazy summer day? Time was running short and energy was low, so the only way to make it happen was for it to be
One time I tried to build a bench and it was a spectacular failure. This was at the beginning of my DIY career and I didn’t know enough about building to know what I was doing. After watching countless hours of HGTV, I was convinced that I could build a simple piece of furniture. I headed
My first reupholstered chair is done and I celebrated by pushing it across the house to put it the living room! I’m sitting on it now! I started with a lovely orange velvet beast from the 70’s. It was beautiful in it’s own special way, but the velvet was worn and falling apart in the back.
I always knew that the dollhouse would be given to my daughter to play with. It has been moved to her very pink room and she has made a few changes to it, as all homeowners do. The dollhouse sits atop a small dresser that I recently painted because it was an ugly combination of
One of the easy DIY projects that I mentioned was reupholstering dining room chairs. Today, I want to show you just how easy upholstery can be. I’m demonstrating the basic technique on a vanity stool because it needed to be done. I finally found a nice fabric for my daughter’s vanity stool. I wanted a