The Martin-whatsit and the Wyzie-dongle? Yes, there are names for these methods that have been developed to test the durability of fabrics. Keep these numbers in mind the next time you're on the hunt for some new upholstery.
We’ve seen IKEA coffee tables customized dozens of different ways. They can be retextured, studded, and even given heavy marble tops. But this hack takes it in a different direction and turns one coffee table into an upholstered ottoman.
Megan fell hard for a semi-circular, midcentury tufted sofa she spotted at her local coffee shop but when she tracked down the source, the retail price was an unfathomable sum, only slightly less than the down payment on her house. Yikes!
My partner has a physically grueling job, a labor of love so demanding that many pairs of jeans are destroyed each year. Cleaning out the closet unearthed a large pile of old jeans, ranging from Too Worn To Wear To Work to Utterly Shredded. Maybe we'll recycle them, or maybe we'll make one of these...
When you're spending a lot of time or money on something for your home, you might be tempted to play it safe and choose a neutral color. I'm talking about buying sofas, lounges or a set of dining chairs here. Sometimes that thinking will work, but sometimes you'll miss a chance to take your design to another level.
Last week I wrote the guide to sofa shopping, and this week I am looking at the fabrics that upholster your sofa. If you are going high-end with a custom sofa and need the
perfect fabric, are re-upholstering a vintage piece, or just want some insight into what all of those funny
characters on the sofa tag mean when you are perusing IKEA next weekend, this is the guide for you.
With the season of flea markets and antique fairs now upon us, I'm prepping for the summer influx of secondhand furniture finds and putting together the ultimate used furniture cleaning kit. With most of these household items already in your kitchen, you'll be ready to get any grimy piece sparkling in no time.
How many times have you heard that it's all in the details? Here are a set of rooms with small linear touches that aren't necessarily permanent or even huge investments: in other words, perfect solutions for renters who don't want to invest too much time or money into a temporary space. We should all be so clever and resourceful.
Brooke, from the home décor blog Inside-Out Design, started with this run-of-the-mill old coffee table, and with some ingenuity and a lot of handiwork, she and her husband transformed it into a one-of-a-kind hand-tufted ottoman.