Decorating can be difficult when you don’t have a large budget. Where do you start? How do you make all those pieces you’ve collected along the way work together? Here’s how I took a bunch of mismatched second-hand furniture and pulled the decor together to give myself a brand new, stylish dining room.
Supplies Being I’m big on DIYing, I have a tendency to cross use my tools, as you might have already noticed if you’ve been following my articles. Below you’ll find a list of supplies I used including a tool intended for use by those who install drywall. Fabric and lining (How to figure yardage shared […]
First, gather your supplies: Being a Seamstress, I often cross use my tools. For instance, when marking where the holes needed to be cut in the tile to go around the flexible conduit I used my sliding ruler, which is normally used to measure hems when sewing. I also used my quilters cutting mat to […]
The Dilemma: When our son and grandson moved in with us I started working on turning our extra bedroom turned storage closet back into a bedroom for the little guy. This room however, was filled with large shelving units loaded with things that at the moment had no where else to go. After scrambling to […]
What you get for $1.99: You get a bookcase that’s finish is out dated, stripped of it’s original legs and missing its sliding glass doors. Though I wasn’t concerned about the color of its finish, as I planned on staining it to match our kitchen cabinets, I did want to replace the missing legs and […]
Shabby Before every spare space of our home was filled with old furniture I cruised Craigslist and shopped local thrift stores looking for furniture to refinish. This little beauty along with a couple other small pedestal tables that I had to have, was found via CL in a small town not too far away.
It makes sense to start with the most obvious solution, WD-40. Then spray WD-4o directly onto the hinge while working the door back and forth. I like to put a paper towel around the hinge while spraying to keep the oil off of the wood. Keep in mind WD-40 is technically not a lubricant so […]