My mom (@lot670) hasn’t had curtains on her front picture window for a very long time. The window has been in various situations for the 16 years lived with it. At one point I think it had blinds and nothing else. In the winter, maybe some plastic covered it to keep cold out. Then I…… Continue reading Tutorial: IKEA Kvartal Curtain System
A few weeks ago I found myself with my mom in Restore, debating whether to buy this Mid-Century Modern Lane cedar chest… I debated whether it was priced at a fair value, how much worked it needed, if it fit in my car, where I could put it, and if I wanted to spend the…… Continue reading Refinishing a Mid Century Cedar Chest
When I bought these Charley Harper posters nearly a year ago (yes…a year ago…) I was a little stumped on how to have them framed, since they’re large and an obscure size. Recently I was looking around in a arts/crafts store and finally found a way to frame them without having to buy something online…… Continue reading Framing Large & Obscure Posters
This stool has sat being ugly for over a year now. I never knew how I wanted it to look, whether to paint it, or what colors. So I decided just to go to the fabric store and find what I liked that would match the wood legs. I tried to find a bench similar…… Continue reading Windsor Bench Re-do
Check out Retro Renovation’s post on Taking Photos of Interiors They have posted some good tips They have included a photo I submitted for their 300 Living Rooms!
*Update: I would use hot glue when possible, for the trim and for the fabric seam. I guess the heat from the bulb might have melted the glue and made the trim begin to fall off. I fixed it with hot glue and it’s fine now. Also, make sure you get your fabric tight! This…… Continue reading DIY Tutorial: Covering a Lamp Shade with Fabric
It was just one of those days. My mom and I were running all kinds of errands and she had the bright idea to hop into Restore on Southland Drive and look around. She found some neat vintage bowls which she’s going to display in her new kitchen. Then! While checking out, my mom saw this really…… Continue reading Vintage Vanity Makeover