Affordable Chairs – The Three Issues to Consider

Affordable Chairs – The Three Issues to Consider

In an ideal world, we would be able to find a beautiful, comfortable chair at a rock-bottom price. But we don’t live in an ideal world, do we? You can find a very comfortable and stylish chair if you are willing to pay $800 to $1600 in a reputable retail...
How to Clean Second-Hand Upholstery

How to Clean Second-Hand Upholstery

I have a little weakness for chairs. Vintage chairs. In their original upholstery. I wouldn’t consider myself a clean freak, but it does concern me that I sometimes bring home a 50-year-old chair that could be dirty. I don’t buy any upholstery from...
A Step-By-Step Guide to Reupholstery

A Step-By-Step Guide to Reupholstery

Amanda Brown owns Spruce, a furniture redesign studio in Austin, Texas.  Formerly a contributing writer for Design*Sponge, Amanda just published a book called Spruce:  A Step-By-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design. Since so many of my readers enjoy DIY projects and...

5 Ways to Make Your Home Feel On-Trend

Sometimes it’s good to look at your home with fresh eyes and consider a little strategic updating.  It’s easy to be blinded to the space you live in day after day, so it can be helpful to have a professional point out a few things that can make your house...
How Painting Wood Paneling Will Change Your Life!

How Painting Wood Paneling Will Change Your Life!

There is simply no reason you must live perpetually with a dated wood kitchen if you don’t want to. Or live in a dark, wood-paneled den just because your home contains one.  And, no, you don’t have to rip the wood paneling out. Pull Up a Comfy Chair and...