double-welting tutorial

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Sewing, Tutorials, upholstery

Well, it only took six months, but I finally finished the “deconstructed chair“!  If you think I always plow through my to-do list and nothing languishes, well, the fact this took me six months should make you feel better.  There are times when I drag my feet, lack motivation, or I’m simply not in the mood.  And upholstery is something I … Read More

“fixing” a broken cane seat

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Tutorials, upholstery

I finished painting, staining and slip covering the four Craig’s List chairs for the dining room a fewweeks ago and have been on the hunt for chairs to use for the ends of the table.  As it happens, I’ve had two other French cane chairs that are almost identical to the Craig’s List ones in my basement stash.  I bought … Read More

Upholstery Tutorial

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Tutorials, upholstery

 Several people asked for a tutorial on the part upholstered/part slipcovered French chair I revealed yesterday, so this is it!  This isn’t a comprehensive upholstery post, but it will give you an idea of what’s involved in upholstering the back and arms of a chair in this style. To get you started, you can read THIS POST on stripping upholstery.  I didn’t … Read More

Better than Drop Cloths…

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Furniture Makeovers, Miscellaneus, My House, Secret Weapons, Sewing, Tutorials, upholstery

My family room has been undergoing some changes over the past few months…years, really.  It’s been one of those slow makeovers that has happened (and is still happening) as the money and time are available.  It started a couple of years ago when I painted the walls and cabinetry and made new curtains.  In January of this year, we installed … Read More

Master Bathroom & About My Upholstery Skills

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, Miscellaneus, My House, upholstery

Now that Lucketts has past, I’m turning some attention to my next round of freelance projects, which includes giving my master bathroom a makeover.  (Insert girly squeal that occurs when makeovers are on the horizon.) So, this is the direction I’m heading…   It’s right off of the bedroom, so I want it to flow with what I have going on in … Read More