Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Around Here

Hi friends!

Just wanted to pop in and give you an update on the happenings around here.  In general, the quieter I am on the blog, the busier things are around my house.  And I know that you sit around and wonder and worry when I haven't shown up here for a couple days.  I mean, you do, right??

I wrapped up my Home Depot Style Challenge post on Monday.  I am so excited to share it all with you and just love how it came together.  It's all I can do to not walk around humming Silver Bells. It's Christmastiiiiiime in the........ No!  It is not Christmastime!  Stop it!

Friday, October 24, 2014


Happy Friday, all!  I'm excited about my little F4 roundup of favorites for this week, so let's jump right in.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Essentials for DIY Upholstery

This is a post I've meant to write so many times since I started learning how to upholster furniture a few years ago.  I used to pick and pry at furniture, wondering what was underneath, and now that I know the answer to that most of the time, I hope I can save you some wondering and frustration.

This is not meant to teach you how to upholster, but if you're starting out and wondering what basic tools you should have on hand to do the job, this should answer that question.

First up, let's assume you found an amazing vintage piece of furniture with so much potential, and it just needs new upholstery to bring it back to awesomeness.  The first hurdle is getting rid of all the old stuff - fabric, staples, tacks, etc.

Essential tools for stripping and removing old upholstery - from The Chronicles of Home

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Crisis and a Crazy Idea...or Possibly Genius

Well hey there!  I am slowwwwwwly lifting my head up and returning to the real world.  Still a busy few weeks ahead but I barely came up for air last week.  I have been covered in glitter and lacquer and wood splinter cuts and faux pine needles all in preparation for my Home Depot Style Challenge submission deadline yesterday.

And then you won't believe what happened.